Wednesday, August 2, 8 p.m., Golden 1 Center, $36-$146
Yessir, Sacramento’s officially not a flyover city for major music acts. Let this week be proof alone: John Mayer, Melissa Etheridge, Sublime with Rome, Ed Sheeran and, by God, even Avenged Sevenfold wants a taste of Sacramento in the next few days. But who’s the most deserving of your cash in exchange for lavish floor seating? Seniority says Neil Diamond. At 76, The Solitary Man is celebrating his 50 years of pop-rocking on tour this year, and you most certainly can, too, on Wednesday. 500 David J Stern Walk, www.neildiamond.com.