Joan Jett, Clint Black, Trace Adkins, Sister Hazel, The Tams and Blood, Sweat and Tears are coming to cities near Gwinnett residents this summer.
And so are a lot of other musicians.
Twelve cities around the county are planning to host at least one music concert this summer. Some cities will even host music concerts over the next few months.
Sugar Hill will have some of the highest profile names with Clint Black and Trace Adkins performing together on May 4, followed by Joan Jett and the Blackheart on June 1 and Blood, Sweat and Tears on Aug. 3.
Tickets to the Clint Black and Trace Adkins and Joan Jett concerts are no longer available on ticket websites, but seats can still be obtained for the Blood, Sweat and Tears concert.
But Sugar Hill is not the only city that will host acts with recognizable names this summer.
Peachtree Corners, which now has an outdoor concert venue at its Town Center development, is set to host ’90s rock band Sister Hazel on May 25 as part of its concert series. The city will also host a Bluegrass and Derby event on May 4 to celebrate the Kentucky Derby — which will be shown during the event.
Rounding out Peachtree Corners’ concert series will be Queen tribute band Queen Nation with a fireworks show June 29 and Departure on July 27.
Lawrenceville’s summer concert series will include The Tams on Aug. 23. The band is known for some of its hits from the 1960s, including “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy” and “What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am).”
Other entries in Lawrenceville’s summer concert series include Allman Brother tribute band End of the Line on May 17, Prince tribute group Purple Madness on June 21 and Zac Brown tribute band 20-Ride on July 26.
Norcross can boast the largest number of musical performances this summer — 14 in all — between the annual BluesBerry Beer and Blues Festival on June 15, the city’s summer concert series in Thrasher Park and Jazz in the Alley series in Betty Mauldin Park and an international music concert by the Gwinnett Symphony Jazz Ensemble that will feature Jose Manuel Garcia on June 1.
The Jazz in the Alley series will include a performance by Grammy nominee Rod Harris Jr. on June 22.
Meanwhile, the summer concert series will include bands that pay tribute to a wide range of artists from Jimmy Buffett to the Bee Gees and Bob Seger.
Snellville will also host multiple tribute bands this summer, including ones that pay homage to the Eagles, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and Foreigner.
Lilburn will host Yacht Rock Schooner on June 1 and Foreigner tribute band Head Games on Sept. 7.
Buford will host Bon Jovi tribute band Slippery When Wet on May 4, the Gregg Allman Laid Back Legacy on June 22 and Wet Willie Featuring Jimmy Hall on July 27.
The city’s community center will also host Winter Dance Party: Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper on May 9-10, although the May 10 show is already sold out. The concert recreates the show that Holly, Valens and the Big Bopper performed on tour together before their deaths in a plane crash.
Duluth will host Tom Petty tribute band The Petty Breakers on June 8.
Grayson will host its annual Gimme Shelter benefit concert to raise funds for the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry on June 8 in the Grayson Ampavilion with Jimmy Buffet tribute band A1A serving as the headline entertainment.
The Lanier Jazz Band, Young Elvis and the Blue Suedes and the Fly Betty Band will also perform at the ampavilion this summer.
Meanwhile, Suwanee will hold several music festivals in May and June. The Suwanee Jazz Fest leads the way on May 11, followed by the Music Festival in the Park on May 18, Red, White Bluegrass and Bach on May 24 and the Suwanee Summer Porch Jam on June 21. All but the Suwanee Summer Porch Jam will be held at the Suwanee Town Center.
The porch jam will be held in Old Town Suwanee with musical performances at several locations in that area, including Everett’s Music Barn.
But Suwanee’s festivals will serve as the prelude to the city’s annual August Concert and Wing Festival on Aug. 10. The city has not yet announce the headline act for this year’s concert, but headliners in recent years have included Spin Doctors and Gin Blossoms.
Two cities that are partially in Gwinnett are also hosting concerts this summer.
Loganville will kick off its Groovin on the Green series with the Swingin’ Medallions on May 17 and subsequent concerts will be held once a month through September. Meanwhile, Braselton will host The Vintage Vixens, Wayward Sons, and Hamrick and Haynes and Lance Peace this summer.