Indie rocker Grace Potter is set to perform at the Showbox in downtown Seattle on Saturday.

Indie rocker Grace Potter is set to perform at the Showbox in downtown Seattle on Saturday.

Tacoma Dome to welcome Brad Paisley

  • By Andy Rathbun Herald Writer
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016 2:09pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do

The Northwest will welcome one of West Virginia’s biggest names this weekend.

Brad Paisley will headline the Tacoma Dome on his “Crushin’ It” world tour at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Paisley has had a long run at the top. His breakthrough album, “Mud on the Tires,” saw release in 2003, producing a string of hit singles and establishing the steady presence of the star’s able guitar work on the radio.

Since then, the West Virginia native has released a stream of hit albums, the most recent of which, “Moonshine in the Trunk,” hit No. 1 on the country charts and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in 2014.

Fans at his Tacoma stop can count on hearing his many hits, and also may get a taste of some fresher tunes. The singer announced in October that he was back in the studio, working on a new album.

Tickets are $29.75 to $65 at or 800-745-3000.

Gregory Potter, meanwhile, will headline the Moore Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The silken-voiced soulful singer scored his first big break with a part in the Broadway show “It Ain’t Nothing but the Blues,” which showcased his pipes. Since then, he’s embarked on a successful career that has established him as a favorite among jazz audiences.

His three albums, “Water,” “Be Good” and “Liquid Spirit,” find the singer delivering a timeless sound that is slightly in line with one of his biggest early influences, Nat King Cole.

Tickets are $36.50 at or 877-784-4849.

Tyga also is headed to Seattle, as the mainstream-friendly rapper rolls into the Showbox SoDo for a show at 9 p.m. Thursday.

The emcee grabbed the spotlight after appearing on singles for an odd mix of acts, including rock act Fall Out Boy and hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne. He followed those appearances with some albums of his own, truly breaking out with his sophomore record, “Careless World,” which hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

Since then, he’s balanced his output with studio albums and mixtapes. Last year, he released one of each.

Tickets are $35 at or 888-929-7849.

Concertgoers also can settle into the Showbox in downtown Seattle for a pair of shows in the coming week, as the historic venue welcomes a couple big names.

The first of those, Grace Potter, will hit the theater at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The roots rocker first made her name with her band, the Nocturnals. That act was an indie rock sensation, winning acclaim for two self-released albums before eventually jumping to the major labels.

That move helped the act. It soon broke onto the international stage, with upbeat songs indebted to retro influences. Its sound was built around Potter’s forceful voice and her Hammond B-3 organ.

Now Potter is touring behind her solo album, “Midnight,” a pop-friendly affair that found her ditching countrified trappings for a more mainstream sound. The disc hit No. 27 on the charts in August.

Tickets are $29.50 at or 888-929-7849.

Then, the Showbox will welcome the Infamous Stringdusters, which will play the venue at 8 p.m. Thursday.

The bluegrass group has won a large audience by mixing the fast finger-picking of past centuries with a more modern indie rock aesthetic.

The group’s five studio albums have found the Nashville quintet demonstrating its ability to jam on original tunes, while an October covers album showcased some of its influences, with the act tackling songs by Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Tom Petty.

Tickets are $20 at or 888-929-7849.

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