Fairs, Fests & Events 

From kite championships to hot rods, our guide to the summer's best events.

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Iron Maiden: "Greatest Hits Tour," Wed., May 28, 8 p.m., $25-$75. Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord, 2000 Kirker Pass Rd., Concord, 925-685-8497.

James Blunt: Thu., Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m., $43-$53. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

James Taylor: Sun., July 27, 7:30 p.m., $25.85-$125.50. Greek Theatre, Gayley Rd. at Hearst Ave. (UC Berkeley), Berkeley, 510-642-9988.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: w/ Wynton Marsalis, Sun., July 6, 7:30 p.m., $49.50-$85. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Jimmy Eat World: w/ Dear and the Headlights, Fri., July 18, 9 p.m., $30. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., 415-346-6000, TheFillmore.com.

John Mayer: w/ Colbie Caillat, Brett Dennen, Sat., July 26, 7 p.m., $35.50-$65.50. Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View, 650-967-3000, ShorelineAmp.com.

John Mellencamp: w/ Lucinda Williams, Sat., Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$99.50. Greek Theatre, Gayley Rd. at Hearst Ave. (UC Berkeley), Berkeley, 510-642-9988.

Jonas Brothers: w/ Demi Lovato, Thu., July 17, 7 p.m., $25-$75. Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord, 2000 Kirker Pass Rd., Concord, 925-685-8497.

Jonas Brothers: w/ Demi Lovato, Tue., July 15, 7 p.m., $25-$75. Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View, 650-967-3000, ShorelineAmp.com.

Jonny Lang: w/ Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Fri., Aug. 15, 7 p.m., $50-$65. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Juneteenth Festival: featuring Howard Hewitt, guests, Sat., June 7, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., free. Lincoln Park, Holly Dr. and E. Eaton Ave., Tracy.

JVC Jazz Festival: w/ George Benson, Boney James, Ramsey Lewis, & Norman Brown's Summer Storm featuring Chante Moore, Paul Taylor & Alex Bugnon, Sat., Aug. 16, 4 p.m., $25-$69. Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord, 2000 Kirker Pass Rd., Concord, 925-685-8497.

Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival: w/ Los Lobos, Ani DiFranco, Taj Mahal Trio, Keb' Mo' Band, Greg Brown, David Lindley, the Waifs, the Wailin' Jennys, Blame Sally, Jimmy LaFave, Moira Smiley & VOCO, & more, Fri., June 27, 1 p.m.; Sat., June 28, 8 a.m.; Sun., June 29, 8 p.m., $50-$180, youth $14-$60. Black Oak Ranch, Hwy 101 (5 miles north of Laytonville), Laytonville, Earthdance.org.

KBLX Stone Soul Concert: w/ Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Chaka Khan, the Whispers, Ledisi, World Famous Rick and Russ Show, & more, Mon., May 26, noon, $35.75-$89.75. Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord, 2000 Kirker Pass Rd., Concord, 925-685-8497.

Laurel Summer Solstice Music Festival -- Fête de la Musique: featuring Ash Reiter, Gemini Soul, Thee Immortals, Stone Trio, & over sixty more musical groups at sixteen locations throughout the Laurel neighborhood, Sat., June 21, 1-7 p.m., free. Laurel Village Summer Solstice, 38th and MacArthur, Oakland, Oakland, www.laurelvillage.org.

Le Poème Harmonique: performing works by Claudio Monteverdi & Francisco Manelli, Wed., June 4, 8 p.m.; Thu., June 5, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 7, 8 p.m., $56. Zellerbach Playhouse, 2430 Bancroft Ave. (at UC Berkeley across from the Musical Offering), Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerfs.Berkeley.edu.

Life in the Fast Lane: Eagles tribute, Mon., June 23, 6 & 8 p.m., free. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, 925-426-7600, AlamedaCountyFair.com.

Live 105's BFD 2008: w/ Cypress Hill, Flogging Molly, the Kooks, Pennywise, Alkaline Trio, Everlast, Anti-Flag, Atreyu, the Airborne Toxic Event, Moby, Lyrics Born, Mike Relm, Play Radio Play, & more, Mon., July 7, noon, $10.53. Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View, 650-967-3000, ShorelineAmp.com.

Los Lobos: Sat., July 5, 6 & 8 p.m., free. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, 925-426-7600, AlamedaCountyFair.com.

Los Lonely Boys: w/ Los Lobos, Tue., July 22, 7:30 p.m., $49.50-$79.50. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Lucinda Williams: Wed., Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m., $45-$50. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Lyle Lovett: Fri., Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m., $49.50-$85. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Lyle Lovett: Thu., July 31, 8:15 p.m., $89-$279. Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, 925-456-2470, WenteVineyards.com.

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Mon., July 21, 8:15 p.m., $99-$289. Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, 925-456-2470, WenteVineyards.com.

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Wed., July 16, 7:30 p.m., $55-$98. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Mark Knopfler: Sat., June 28, 8 p.m., $48-$91. Greek Theatre, Gayley Rd. at Hearst Ave. (UC Berkeley), Berkeley, 510-642-9988.

Mark Schultz: Tue., June 24, 6 & 8 p.m., free. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, 925-426-7600, AlamedaCountyFair.com.

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