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Need a dose of “the best medicine?” With a
lineup of some of today’s hottest names in
comedy, Clusterfest may be the cure for what ails
you. Presented by Comedy Central June 1–3,
the all-star lineup includes brilliantly bawdy Amy
Schumer & Friends; Jon Stewart, elder statesman of
political satire; and charismatic rising star Tiffany
Haddish. Immersive environments like the South
Park County Fair and Donald J. Trump’s Presidential
Twitter Library should have you in stiches.
Still in need of a boost? Musical performances by
old school acts like Salt ’n’ Peppa and Third Eye
Blind will put the pep back in your step. Tickets
$99–$279. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99
Grove St., San Francisco. 415/624-8900.
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But he can be found in the South
Bay this summer. Bill Clinton will
be in town on Thursday, June 28,
to tout his political thriller written
with bestselling author James Patterson.
“The President is Missing” is scheduled for
release on June 4. “With details only a president
the kind of suspense only James
Patterson can deliver,” the novel
takes the genre to another level.
Clinton and Patterson will appear
in conversation together at
SAP Center and, with any luck,
will unravel the mystery of
exactly where fact and fiction
collide and overlap in this
political page-turner. Tickets
$38–$916. SAP Center, 525
W. Santa Clara St., San Jose.
Kenny Chesney has spent the last 15 years
building up to become one of country
music’s biggest stars. On June 20 the
reigning king of stadium shows rolls into
the South Bay with his Trip Around the Sun Tour,
which delivers everything its name suggests:
sweat, sunny vibes and swagger.
This summertime spectacle comes
hot on the heels of the “Live from No
Shoes Nation” album, Chesney’s
second live album and first in over
a decade, released in October of
last year. Keeping the focus on songwriting
and crowd-pleasing, Chesney
tapped Old Dominion, named the
2015 Academy of Country Music
New Vocal Duo or Group of the
Year, for his amphitheater evenings.
Tickets $32–$420. Shoreline Amphitheatre,
1 Amphitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View. 650/967-4040.
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