Mon July 11, American Idol
Power Balance Pavilion, 7 p.m., $42.50-$62.50
Sacramento, CA 95834
We all know it’s not cool to admit you watch American Idol. But if you’re the type who doesn’t care—and besides, it’s fun to watch if only to yell at the judges from your La-Z-Boy—then this is the show for you. The American Idols Tour is a bit pricey considering that, vocally, this season’s contestants were largely on the forgettable side (or, in the case of Haley “Miley Cyrus-mouthed” Reinhart, regrettable). Still, performers such as winner Scotty McCreery (pictured, likeable despite that weird smirky thing he does) and runner-up Lauren Alaina should put on a good show. Nerd out, happily. 1 Sports Parkway, www.powerbalancepavilion.com.