Concert on-sales: A country festival, Blink-182, Questlove and more

Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley perform at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles.
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A barrage of concert announcements hit Las Vegas this week, including a three-day country music festival and a wine festival, both by MGM Resorts. Keep scrolling for more of this week’s on-sales.

MGM is pairing up with Live Nation to host the inaugural Route 91 Harvest from October 3-5. The country fest will be held at the lot across from Luxor, and artists include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Dwight Yoakam and more. Three-day passes start at $169 and go on sale August 1 at 10 a.m.

If you’ve always hoped to see cult heroes Violent Femmes share a bill with Train and Blink-182, the Wine Amplified Festival is for you. The ninth annual music and wine fest from Rock ‘n Roll Wine will take place October 10 and 11 at the lot across from Luxor. Other bands scheduled to perform include Michael Franti & Spearhead, Magic!, Better Than Ezra, The Mowgli’s, Of Verona and Mystic Roots. Single day, two-day and VIP tickets go on sale July 24 at 10 a.m. at wineamplified.com. Prices range from $69 to $249.

Roots Drummer, DJ and Tonight Show badass Questlove brings his famed Bowltrain residency to Las Vegas’ Brooklyn Bowl August 29-31. With more than 50,000 records in his vinyl collection—and old Soul Train videos rolling on the screens behind—you’ll want to bring your comfy dancing shoes. Tickets are $11 in advance and $20 at the doors and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

Also announced this week at Brooklyn Bowl, folky throwbacks Old Crow Medicine Show on September 15. Prices range from $33 to $39 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Tickets for Brooklyn Bowl shows can be purchased at ticketfly.com.

The Bunkhouse is back—almost. The Downtown venue, which re-opens August 25 with indie vets Built to Spill, has revealed a portion of its fall lineup. The calendar includes ex-Hüsker Dü guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould (September 30), ’90s rockers The Breeders (September 15), electro project Big Data (September 19), hip-hop producer RJD2 (November 21) and soulful crooner Allen Stone (September 27). Tickets to all shows range from $15 to $25. Other confirmed shows include Leopold and His Fiction (August 27), Gardens & Villa (September 20) and Tinariwen (October 21).

Classic shock-rockers Kiss will bring nine nights worth of face paint and pyrotechnics to the Joint for their Kiss Rocks Vegas residency. It begins Wednesday, November 5 and ends on Sunday, November 23. Tickets begin at $49.50 and go on sale Friday at axs.com.

The Cosmopolitan rolled out a trio of new Boulevard Pool shows this week, starting with Trinidadian-born Brooklyn rapper Theophilus London on Thursday, August 28 ($18). Victim of Love singer Charles Bradley—and His Extraordinaires—will bring the soul to the Boulevard Pool on Thursday, September 18 ($20). And indie-electro project HAERTS plays on Thursday, October 2 ($15). All shows go on sale Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m.

Italian artist Laura Pausini brings her Greatest Hits World Tour to the Pearl on October 19. Tickets start at $43 and go on sale Friday, July 18 at noon.

The Eastside Cannery announced two shows this week, including Queensrÿche on Saturday, October 11. Prices range from $15 to $30. Classic R&B singer Smokey Robinson hits the same venue on Saturday, October 18. Tickets to both shows go on sale Friday, July 25.

And British metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon heads to the House of Blues on Saturday, September 27. Prices range from $30 to $34 and go on sale Friday, July 18.

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