Perhaps the rock equivalent of the popular Country Megaticket, Ticket to Rock is a package of tickets that will get Northeast Ohioans into a trio of hard-hitting shows this summer at Blossom Music Center: Rob Zombie with Marilyn Manson, July 17; Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage, Aug. 6; and Five Finger Death Punch with Breaking Benjamin, Aug. 27.
This is the third year for the promotion, just announced by concert promoter Live Nation.
“Ticket to Rock offers fans a low-cost way to see many of their favorite rock artists live in their area all summer long,” a news release from Live Nation states.
Bundles, starting at $59 for lawn tickets, are on sale at this Live Nation page.
Stream of the week: Seeing nothing exciting in terms of recent releases in my usual haunts on Apple Music — mainly the genre pages for Singer-Songwriters, Rock, America and Jazz — I started exploring on the Classical page. What caught my interest was a newer release by prolific composer Michael Daugherty that brings together his engrossing flute concerto “Trail of Tears,” inspired by the plight of American Indians in the 19th century; “Dreamachine,” which an Apple Music editor calls “a brilliant, hilarious, imaginative tribute to man’s relationship with machines; and “Reflections on the Mississippi,” a tribute to the great American river. I plan to use this captivating, at-times-cinematic recording — made with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Alan Miller — as a springboard into a deeper Daugherty dive, and I encourage you to do the same. Here’s “Trail of Tears” performed with a different ensemble:
Follow Mark Meszoros on Twitter @MarkMeszoros. Photo credit for shot of Avenged Sevenfold: Associated Press