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Tonight in KC: Indigo Girls and Culture Club make everything old new again

Indigo Girls

Wednesday, July 27, at Crossroads KC

Versatility is a key element of the extended success of Indigo Girls’ career. The duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers performed with the Kansas City Symphony at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts during their last appearance in Kansas City. Indigo Girls will play their beloved folk-rock hits like “Closer to Fine” in a markedly less formal setting on Wednesday. With Great Caesar.

▪ 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Crossroads KC. 785-749-3434. $25-$76.50 in advance.

Culture Club

Wednesday, July 27, at Kauffman Center

Culture Club’s reunion tour may be the most unlikely of all the recent band reconciliations. Following the group’s commercial heyday in the early 1980s, the British band’s colorful front person Boy George repeatedly made headlines for the types of behaviors that often end in tragedy. Fortunately, Boy George and his gorgeous voice are intact. He’ll croon hits like “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” on Wednesday.

▪ 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Muriel Kauffman Theatre. 816-483-1456. $79-$129 in advance.

Big Time Grain Company

Wednesday, July 27, at Kauffman Stadium

Big Time Grain Company’s faithful covers of country hits by the likes of the Zac Brown Band, Garth Brooks and Alabama have made it a top-shelf attraction in area bars and festivals. The Overland Park-based band will provide baseball fans with an opportunity to kick up their heels as part of the Ink Night festivities prior to Wednesday’s game.

▪ 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Kauffman Stadium. 800-676-9257. The show is free for ticketholders to the game.