March 11: Buddy Guy
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy has captivated audiences for more than six decades with his iconic Chicago blues style that combines classic and contemporary forms. The multi-Grammy Award winner calls himself “a caretaker of the blues” — referring to his commitment to progressing the genre while maintaining its traditional roots. He comes to The Canyon Montclair (Montclair Place, 5060 E. Montclair Plaza) on Wednesday, March 11. Doors open 6 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Tickets $68–$158. www.wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com
March 21: Daryl Hall and John Oates
The No. 1-selling duo in music history—Daryl Hall and John Oates—is returning to the Inland Empire this spring. From the mid-1970s to the mid-’80s, Hall and Oates scored six No. 1 singles: “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from six consecutive multi-platinum albums. March 21, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $79. fantasyspringsresort.com
March 28 & 29: March Field Air & Space Expo
Sky high thrills await when the USAF Thunderbirds highlight the March Field Air & Space Expo, March 28 & 29 at March Air Reserve Base. Gates open at 8 a.m. daily, with the last performance ending at around 4 p.m. Admission is free. marchairshow.com
March 28: Chaka Khan
Singer, songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist, Chaka Khan has influenced generations of music creators during her four decades as an artist. A 10-time Grammy Award winner, she has released 22 albums and racked up ten number one songs on the Billboard charts, seven RIAA-certified gold singles and ten RIAA-certified gold and platinum albums. Fans can hear her perform at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula on Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $89 and can be purchased at the Pechanga Box Office, by calling 1-888-810-8871 or online at pechanga.com.
March 29: Rob Lowe
Actor Rob Lowe found success with his two memoirs, Stories I Only Tell My Friends and Love Life. He developed a one-man show, “Stories I Only Tell My Friends,” which he presents at Morongo Casino Resort Spa in Cabazon on March 27 at 9 p.m. Lowe dishes on his acting career as a member of the “Brat Pack,” and his film and TV roles. Besides work, Lowe discusses marriage, fatherhood, fame and fun with friends. Tickets $59 to $79. morongocasinoresort.com
April 25: Marty Stuart
Country Music artists bring their songs and stories to Stagecoach, California’s country music festival, April 24–26 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives take the stage on Saturday, April 25. stagecoachfestival.com.