Alan Jackson 
Friday at Independence Events Center
One of country music’s most dominant figures in the 1990s and the 2000s, Alan Jackson now seems like a deposed king. Like George Strait, Jackson found commercial success without pandering to trends. Country’s gradual shift toward pop and rock — a development he rejected on his 1991 hit “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” — finally caught up with Jackson: His last chart-topping hit was released in 2009. He is likely to revive old favorites like “Chattahoochee,” “Gone Country” and “Livin’ on Love” on Friday. Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark, younger artists who share Jackson’s traditional inclinations, open the concert.
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17. Independence Events Center. 816-442-6100. independenceeventscenter.com. $25-$67.50.
Alan Jackson Friday at Independence Events Center One of country music’s most dominant figures in the 1990s and the 2000s, Alan Jackson now seems like a deposed king. Like George Strait, Jackson found commercial success without pandering to trends. Country’s gradual shift toward pop and rock — a development he rejected on his 1991 hit “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” — finally caught up with Jackson: His last chart-topping hit was released in 2009. He is likely to revive old favorites like “Chattahoochee,” “Gone Country” and “Livin’ on Love” on Friday. Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark, younger artists who share Jackson’s traditional inclinations, open the concert. 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17. Independence Events Center. 816-442-6100. independenceeventscenter.com. $25-$67.50. Rachel Parker File photo
Alan Jackson Friday at Independence Events Center One of country music’s most dominant figures in the 1990s and the 2000s, Alan Jackson now seems like a deposed king. Like George Strait, Jackson found commercial success without pandering to trends. Country’s gradual shift toward pop and rock — a development he rejected on his 1991 hit “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” — finally caught up with Jackson: His last chart-topping hit was released in 2009. He is likely to revive old favorites like “Chattahoochee,” “Gone Country” and “Livin’ on Love” on Friday. Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark, younger artists who share Jackson’s traditional inclinations, open the concert. 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17. Independence Events Center. 816-442-6100. independenceeventscenter.com. $25-$67.50. Rachel Parker File photo

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