Sat, June 26, Kris Kristofferson
Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 8 p.m., $45-$65
Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium255 South Auburn St.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
This show’s on the pricier side, but get a grip, it’s Kris-freaking-Kristofferson. Rhodes scholar. Writer of “Me and Bobby McGee.” Co-star to Barbra Streisand in A Star Is Born. There, now don’t you feel better about that price tag? Kristofferson, who’s been making music since the ’60s, is the kind of music legend who slips beneath the radar; he doesn’t get the same props as, say, Merle Haggard. But don’t be fooled, the Oxford-educated musician’s influence is vast. His music’s been recorded by hundreds of artists, and he’s earned a few hit singles of his own along the way, including “Jesus Was a Capricorn” and “Why Me.” 255 S. Auburn Street in Grass Valley; www.thecenterforthearts.org.