10 upcoming Seattle concerts to get excited about

From country to pop to jazz, there’s something to tempt your musical taste buds this autumn.

Thomas Rhett

With seven No. 1 singles by age 27, including his latest, “Craving You,” Thomas Rhett has already surpassed the commercial success of his father, singer Rhett Akins. The Puyallup Fairgrounds make for a surprisingly fun concert venue, and you can’t beat the setting for country music. Sept. 20 at the Puyallup Fairgrounds, 110 Ninth Avenue S.W., Puyallup; $70-$90 (253-845-1771 or thefair.com).



Few artists are big enough to warrant a show at CenturyLink Field, but Coldplay certainly fits the bill. Say what you want about their music, this show will be a spectacle of the highest order. Sept. 23 at CenturyLink Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $25-$221 (centurylinkfield.com).


Sturgill Simpson

Dabbling in country, folk, soul and Americana with a huge dash of weird, Simpson’s elegant 2016 concept album “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” has elevated the Jackson, Ky., native to rare air. This is the ultimate liquor-cabinet music and the perfect way to close out summertime. Sept. 30 at Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Sammamish Pkwy. N.E., Redmond; $39.50-$45 (206-477-7275 or marymoorconcerts.com).


Joe Bonamassa

While we’re no longer living in the heyday of the guitar gods, they’re still out there practicing their craft. Worship at the altar of a true master who will reawaken your appreciation for someone who absolutely shreds. Oct. 12 at the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $99-$179 (206-682-1414 or stgpresents.com).


David Sanborn

At age 72, most people are looking to slow down a little, but if there’s one thing that has defined Sanborn’s career, it’s his prolific output, including 2015’s “Time and The River.” This is a chance to catch a true jazz master. Oct. 12-15 at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $38.50 (206-441-9729 or jazzalley.com).


Arcade Fire

Some people might accuse Arcade Fire of being a band that tries too hard to make excellent music, but can you really fault a group of artists interested in challenging themselves? The only truly unfortunate thing is that in order to catch these top-shelf musicians, you’ll have to brave KeyArena. Oct. 15 at KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $24-$81 (206-684-7200 or keyarena.com).


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