Sat, May 8, Pat Benatar
Dixon May Fair, 8 p.m., $34-$39
Dixon Fairgrounds665 South First St.
Dixon, CA 95620
Long before Pink or Kelly Clarkson belted out power-fueled pop, Pat Benatar helped redefine the image of women in rock. With her signature shag cut and a predilection for aggressive, you-better-treat-me right lyrics, the opera-trained singer inspired countless girls to bust some serious vocal chops. Benatar’s reign peaked in the ’80s with classics such as “Love Is a Battlefield” and “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” but her influence is still evident today. Seriously, there must a rule somewhere that the former pop queen must be covered by at least one American Idol contestant every season. Dixon May Fair admission is included in the concert ticket price. 656 S. First Street in Dixon; www.dixonmayfair.com.