Among the most original artists to hit Nashville in the past 15 years, Dierks Bentley blends a bluegrass ethos with traditional country sentiments. Sixteen number one hits include “What Was I thinkin’?,” “Somewhere On a Beach,” and “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go).” Bentley is accompanied on his “Mountain High” tour by Brothers Osborne and LANCO.
The LSD Tour — which includes Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam — comes to Red Hat Amphitheater Friday night. Earle highlights the tour, with his blending of rock and country. Usually one sticks out, and it’s country music that taking center stage on his current album “So You Wannabe an Outlaw.”
The details: Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh. $22 and up. 919-996-8800 or redhatamphitheater.com
“The Book of Mormon”
In yet another Triangle run, the Broadway touring company brings back the phenomenally popular musical about naive missionaries confronting the realities of Ugandan life, South Park-style. The musical won 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Details: Aug. 7-12. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. $29-$173. 919-680-2787 or dpacnc.com
Summer Reading Finale
Spend the last summer reading event by Durham County Library on Saturday evening at Durham Central Park. The event will feature performances by Huepa, Rissi Palmer and The Beast.
Details: Aug. 11. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham. Free. 919-560-7410 or durhamcountylibrary.org