• ON SALE THIS WEEK
• Alice Cooper returns to Packard Music Hall for an 8 p.m. show Oct. 27. Tickets range from $48 to $68 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. today at the Packard box office and through Ticketmaster.
• It’s common for parents to hand down the businesses to their children and relatives. I guess the same is possible with bands. “The Music of Cream — 50th Anniversary World Tour” will feature Ginger Baker’s son Kofi Baker, Jack Bruce’s son Malcolm Bruce and Eric Clapton’s nephew Will Johns playing the music their elders made a half century ago. The tour comes to the State Theatre at 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Tickets range from $25 to $45 and go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday at the Playhouse Square box office.
• 98 Degrees will return to the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park with its Christmas tour at 8 p.m. Nov. 23. Tickets range from $39.50 to $79.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster.
• COMING UP THIS WEEK
AGORA THEATRE AND BALLROOM, 5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Ugly God, 7 p.m. Monday; Hammerfall, 7 p.m. June 1; Spring Fling V, 3 p.m. June 2 and 4 p.m. June 3. www.ticketweb.com or call 866-468-3401.
AKRON CIVIC THEATRE, 182 S. Main St., Akron: Diana Krall, 7:30 p.m. June 3. www.ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.
BEACHLAND BALLROOM AND TAVERN, 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland: Michelle Romary, Marina Strah, Guy Snowdon, 8 p.m. today, tavern; Charley Crockett, Shooter Sharp and the Shootouts, 8:30 p.m. Saturday; Istvan Medgyesi, Automatic Weapons, Actual Form, Sol Fox, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, tavern; Quintron’s Weather Warlock, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, tavern; Billy Strings, Thor Platter, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday; Treespeak, Goose, 9 p.m. Wednesday, tavern; Marcia Ball, Blue Lunch, 7:30 p.m. May 31; Marah in the Mainsail, Hamilton Handshake, 8:30 p.m. May 31, tavern; Bro Dylan, The Whiskey Hollow, Midnight Slander, 8:30 p.m June 1, tavern; Into the Blue, 9 p.m. June 1; Lighthouse and the Whaler, 8 p.m. June 2. www.ticketfly.com and 888-718-4253.
BENEDUM CENTER, 719 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh: The Decemberists, Eleanor Friedberger, 8 p.m. May 31. trustarts.org or 412-456-6666.
BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls: Jimmy Buffett, 8 p.m. Sunday; Dave Matthews Band, 8 p.m. June 2. www.livenation.com
GROG SHOP, 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights: Post Animal, Paul Cherry, Mapache, 9 p.m. today; TCC, OkayC, T-Fonz, RioLordi, Bri, 6:15 p.m. Saturday, $15; Chrome, Unholy Two, Hiram-Maxim, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, $13; Lara Hope & the Arktones, 45 Spider, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; Bear vs. Shark, Signals Midwest, Runaway Brother, 8 p.m. June 1; Combichrist, Wednesday 13, Night Club, Prison, Death Valley High, 7 p.m. June 2; Everything Everything, Sego, Uptight Sugar, 8:30 p.m. June 3. www.ticketfly.com and 888-718-4253.
HEINZ FIELD, 100 Art Rooney Ave., Pittsburgh: Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Brandon Lay, 5 p.m. June 2. www.ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.
HOUSE OF BLUES, 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Alan Cox Show Comedy Tour, 8 p.m. Friday; Rumourz, Out of Eden, Just One Look, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Brockhampton, 8 p.m. May 31; Def Leggend, 8 p.m. June 2. www.livenation.com.
JACOBS PAVILION AT NAUTICA, 2014 Sycamore St., Cleveland: Big Sean, Playboi Carti, Shy Glizzy, Gashi, 7 p.m. Friday; Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, June 1; Post Malone, 21 Savage, SOB X RBE, 8 p.m. June 2; The Head and the Heart, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, 7:30 p.m. June 3. www.livenation.com.
KENT STAGE, 175 E. Main St., Kent: JJ Grey & Mofro, 8 p.m. May 31. www.ticketfly.com and 888-718-4253.
KEYBANK PAVILION, Pennsylvania State Route 18, Burgettstown, Pa.: Dave Matthews Band, 8 p.m. June 1; XFest with Jack White, Cold War Kids, AWOLNATION, Sir Sly, 4 p.m. June 2. www.livenation.com.
MR. SMALLS THEATRE, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale, Pa.: Dirty Projectors, 8 p.m. Tuesday; Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 8 p.m. Wednesday; Hayley Kiyoko, 8 p.m. June 2. www.ticketweb.com or call 866-468-3401.
MUSIC BOX SUPPER CLUB, 1148 Main Ave., Cleveland: Carrie Rodriguez, 8 p.m. today; Marc Cohn, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Cracker, 7:30 p.m. May 31; Eli’s Coming, Old No. 55, 8 p.m. June 1; The Answer Generation, 7 p.m. June 3. 216-242-1251 or www.musicboxcle.com
PPG PAINTS ARENA, 1001 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh: Justin Timberlake, 7:30 June 1; Journey, Def Leppard, 7 p.m. June 2. www.ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000
QUICKEN LOANS ARENA, 1 Center Court, Cleveland: Journey, Def Leppard, 7 p.m. Monday. www.theQarena.com and by calling 888-894-9424.
STAGE AE, 400 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh: New Found Glory, Bayside, The Movielife, Ryan Key, 6:30 p.m. Friday; Spirit Animal, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Brockhampton, 8 p.m. Wednesday; Royal Blood, 7 p.m. May 31; Frank Turner, Lucero, The Menzingers, Homeless Gospel Choir, 6 p.m. June 1. www.ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.