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By Dave Richards Erie TImes-News staff blogger
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Posted: March 8th, 2012
Boyz II Men to Jamestown, N.Y.; Nick Moss tonight

R&B group Boyz II Men will perform June 8 at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena in Jamestown, N.Y.
The group racked up some of the biggest pop hits of all time with “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You” and “One Sweet Day,” a collaboration with Mariah Carey that spent 16 weeks at No. 1. Their latest album, “Twenty,” was released in 2011. The group also plays Cleveland’s House of Blues on March 16 but that show is already sold out.
Boyz II Men tickets for Jamestown will go on sale March 23 at (716) 484-2624 and online at www.jamestownarena.com.

Reminder: Chicago’s Nick Moss and the Flip Tops play a free show today at 7:30 p.m. at Docksider. They’ve become a more rockin’ blues act in the last couple years after favoring a more traditional sound through seven albums. Don’t miss this one; these guys tear it up. “Privileged,” their 2010 album, was named favorite contemporary blues album of the year by readers of BluesBlast. They followed that up with “Here I Am” in 2011, another smokin’ gem.

This is the first show by Nick Moss and the Flip Tops since they played the Erie Art Museum’s Blues & Jazz Festival in 2009. It’s also the second show in the free blues series sponsored by JMG Productions. Next up: Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers on March 21, followed by Joe Louis Walker (who was just on Conan O’Brien’s late-night show on Monday) on March 31 and Popa Chubby on April 14.

Nickelback is extending its summer tour for “Here and Now” with special guest Bush.
New dates include July 18 at Blossom Music Center near Cleveland and July 25 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center near Buffalo. Tickets for both will go on sale March 17. That’s St. Patrick’s Day, so make sure you’re not too soused to call.

For the Blossom show, you can get $25 lawn tickets the first on-sale weekend, only. After that, they go up to $29.50. Reserved pavilion tickets are $63.50 and $83.50. General admission pit tickets are $93.50.

Steve Miller Band will play at Cleveland’s Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica on June 23. Tickets, $39.50 and $27.50, will go on sale March 16 at Ticketmaster.

And, as previously announced, Phish will play First Niagara Pavilion near Pittsburgh on June 23 and Blossom Music Center on June 24. Tickets for both go on sale March 17. Prices are $60 reserved and $45 for lawn.

Great Blue Heron tickets are now available at Grasshopper, 2518 Peach St. They are $65 for a weekend pass. The price will go up to $75 after May 6, then goes to $85 for at-the-gate admittance.

The lineup includes Donna the Buffalo, Town Pants, Toubab Kewe, Entrain, Big Leg Emma, Kevin Kinsella with Mosaic Foundation, Jim Avett (father of the Avett Brothers), Sim Redmond Band, La Krema, Hindu Cowboys, driftwood, Waterband and area bands Ron Yarosz and the Vehicle, Shotgun Juiblee, Eric Brewer & Friends, and Claire Stuczynski.
Added bonus: I hear Big Leg Emma will anchor the all-night dance tent party on July 7.
The festival run from July 6-8 near Sherman, N.Y. For more details, visit www.greatblueheron.com.

Billy Gardell, who stars opposite Melissa McCarthy in “Mike & Molly,” will headline the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival on Aug. 4. Also booked: Paula Poundstone, who also performed at the event in 2011, and Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball.
Tickets will go on sale on April 17 at www.lucycomedyfest.com. The event takes place from Aug. 1-5.

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