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Pick up Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews tickets this week

Rachel Corbelli

Iconic soul musician Stevie Wonder embarked on a special tour last fall celebrating his 1976 album “Songs in the Key of Life,’” one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of his illustrious career. The album was Wonder’s most successful in terms of singles, the most memorable being “I Wish” and “Sir Duke.” And although it wasn’t a single, “Isn’t She Lovely” received wide airplay and became one of his most popular songs. The talented multi-instrumentalist will perform a live adaptation of the double LP at the Frank Erwin Center on April 4, and tickets for the show go on sale Saturday at noon.

Dave Matthews Band’s annual summer tour has kicked off in the Woodlands every year since 2012, but this year the honor has been given to the Capital City. The band will play two full sets in one night, allowing them to cover more tracks from their nine studio albums. While they’ve sold more 30 million albums worldwide, their live, improvisational arrangements shine the brightest light on Dave Matthews and his bandmates. See the live spectacle that is Dave Matthews Band at the Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas on May 13. Tickets for the show go on sale today.

Don’t miss ticket sales beginning this week for these other big names headed to Austin:

• The Bright Light Social Hour at Stubb’s, March 27

• Sturgill Simpson at Stubb’s, April 2

• Ex Hex at Red 7, April 10

• Polica at The Parish, April 15

• Bane at Red 7, April 16

• Sleep at ACL Live, May 1

• Two Gallants at Red 7, May 12

• Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa at Austin360 Amphitheater, July 26

Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley headline iHeartMedia Country Fest

After a big-splash debut in 2014, the iHeartMedia Country Fest is returning to the Erwin Center this year for a May 2 concert that will include short performances by Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Brantley Gilbert and Rascal Flatts, with many more acts to be announced.

Last year’s event, more of a long evening concert than an all-day festival, filled the Erwin Center with country fans not only from Austin but around the nation. They came to hear nine acts who played for 20 to 30 minutes each, with highlights including sets by Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes and Eric Church.

The country event was a new addition last year after the company had been presenting a more pop-oriented iHeartRadio Music Festival in Nevada since 2011. (The change from iHeartRadio to iHeartMedia for this year’s country event appears to be part of a rebranding campaign, though many of the firm’s properties still carry the iHeartRadio name.)

The concert also will be carried live nationwide on iHeartRadio country outlets and will be streamed on iHeartRadio.com. Details on tickets, which go on sale March 28, are at iHeartRadio.com/countryfestival.

— Peter Blackstock

Bone marrow donor registry Saturday to help triathlete, others

Pro triathlete Amy Marsh remains at Seton Medical Center Austin this week, where she has wrapped up a second round of chemotherapy to treat leukemia.

A “Bone Marrow Jam” in her honor is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Austin Tri-Cyclist, 903 Barton Springs Road. Participants will be orally swabbed and their information entered into a national and global registry for bone marrow donors. If a match is found, blood cells will be filtered from the donor and given to a patient who needs them.

The pro triathlete, who had planned to retire after the 2015 season, works as a youth swim coach at Western Hills Athletic Club in Rollingwood.

The family has health insurance but a fund for incidental costs has been set up at www.youcaring.com.

— Pam LeBlanc

Next week in Austin360: Matthew Odam rounds up the steakhouses you and your legislators should try.