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Mark your calendar: Trace Adkins
Trace Adkins will perform in Savannah May 4

Lest the world think that Savannah–area music fans fall comfortably into two easy categories — the indie rock/college music crowd, and those who go for the Savannah Music Festival’s esoteric smorgasbord — we offer this information:

Country music star Eric Church’s Feb. 3 concert SOLD OUT the Martin Luther King Arena, which has a capacity of 9,600.

That’s right, commercial country music is rakin’ in the dough. There’s every reason to believe that the upcoming show from Trace Adkins (May 4 in the Johnny Mercer Theatre) will do big numbers, too.

Adkins, a broad–shouldered, 6–foot–6 Louisianan with a deep baritone voice, has a bunch of hits including (Connect’s own personal favorite) “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys” and last year’s “Just Fishin.’”

It’s a “Songs & Stories” tour, and an “Intimate Evening With,” which means Adkins, author of an autobiography called A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, will talk as much as he sings, and conduct an audience Q&A.

Tickets are $75, $49.50 and $39.50 at

Cool new stuff

• Port Wentworth’s Island Grill is stepping up to the plate with some interesting country music shows: The Bellamy Brothers (Feb. 25), Confederate Railroad (March 16) and Little Texas (March 30).

• The second annual Bandwagon, a SCAD–sponsored poster art and record show, with live music, is coming March 3 and 4 to the Student Center on Montgomery Street. That, of course, makes Bandwagon the advance guard for the Savannah Stopover.

• The Savannah Music Festival has inked in a show from the Athens band Futurebirds, with Acollective, March 29 at the Trustees Theatre.

The dating game

• A–Town Get Down. Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Passafire, Word of Mouth and others. Feb. 25 at the Charles H. Morris Center.

• Pulse: Art & Technology Festival. Feb. 27–March 4.

• SCAD’s Spring Awakening at the Lucas Theatre. Feb. 29–March 3.

Into the Woods at Asbury Memorial Theatre March 2–11.

• Savannah Stopover. March 7–10.

Menopause The Musical. March 8–10, Lucas Theatre.

• Tara Feis. March 10, Emmet Park.

• The Pink Floyd Experience. March 12, Mercer Theatre.

• St. Patrick’s Day is March 17.

• Savannah Music Festival. March 22–April 2.

• Alison Krauss and Union Station. Mercer Theatre. April 4.

• Savannah Urban Arts Festival. April 15–22.