Friday, July 7, at the Sprint Center
Ryan Tedder is the type of pop savant who seems capable of writing hit songs in his sleep. The leader of OneRepublic has helped craft dozens of hits for his band as well as for stars ranging from R&B diva Beyoncé to boy band One Direction. On July 7, Tedder and his band mates will perform selections he composed for OneRepublic, including the melodramatic breakout hit “Apologize” and the current dance-oriented smash “No Vacancy.” With Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur.
7 p.m. Friday, July 7. Sprint Center. 816-949-7100. sprintcenter.com. $27-$139 in advance.
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Queen + Adam Lambert
Sunday, July 9, at the Sprint Center
Recent concerts by Queen + Adam Lambert have opened with the pulse-quickening anthem “We Will Rock You” and have closed with the gloriously over-the-top operetta “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The remainder of the revised classic rock band’s show provides an opportunity for fans to mourn Freddie Mercury, the brilliant frontman of Queen who died in 1991, accept the presence of Lambert, the former “American Idol” contestant who possesses a similarly powerful voice, and admire the gargantuan sound of original guitarist Brian May.
8 p.m. Sunday, July 9. Sprint Center. 816-949-7100. sprintcenter.com. $49.50-$175 in advance.
Lawrence Field Day Fest
Thursday, July 13-Saturday, July 15, at multiple venues in Lawrence
Denizens of the region’s music scene take over stages in Lawrence to throw an annual party when students abandon the college town each summer. The 2017 edition of the Lawrence Field Day Fest features dozens of performances on 10 stages over three days. Highlights include a daytime punk showcase with bands like the Bad Ideas (Saturday at the Greenhouse Culture church) and a forum for hip-hop label Datura Records that includes an outing by Lincoln Marshall (Friday at Lucia Beer Garden + Grill).
Thursday, July 13; Friday, July 14; Saturday, July 15. Multiple venues. hellohamhawks.wixsite.com/lawrencefielddayfest. Three-day passes are $15 in advance.
Friday, July 21, at the Sprint Center
Luke Bryan knows his audience. By naming his current string of dates the Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour, Bryan acknowledges the vigorous lifestyle embraced by his vast fan base. Yet Bryan didn’t become country’s most popular artist by being a stodgy traditionalist. Recent concerts have balanced renditions of Bryan hits like the lusty “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” with interpretations of material by pop artists Flo Rida and the Chainsmokers. With Brett Eldredge and Adam Craig.
7 p.m. Friday, July 21. Sprint Center. 816-949-7100. sprintcenter.com. $49.75-$75 in advance.
Thursday, July 27, at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
The lines at the gates of Providence Medical Center Amphitheater will appear to exemplify diversity, but music lovers will split into distinct factions at the storied traveling alternative music carnival. Thousands of the youngest attendees will make beelines for appearances by hip-hop artists including popular Boston-based party rapper Sammy Adams. Seminal acts like California band T.S.O.L. will attract aging punks, while head-bangers will mosh to metal bands including Hatebreed.
Noon Thursday, July 27. Providence Medical Center Amphitheater. 913-825-3400. providenceamp.com. $41.50 in advance.