Wed, Aug 24, Josh Groban
Power Balance Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., $78-$98
Sacramento, CA 95834
Listen, we’re not going to pretend we’re huge Josh Groban fans or anything, and certainly this mop-topped pop vocalist doesn’t need our help drawing fans to a pricey show. Still, it’s kind of impossible to actually hate the guy—even taking into account he cheeses up classic pop standards with that predictable piano-man routine. Thing is, Groban is pretty damn funny—and we don’t mean in the ironic sense. Check out his @joshgroban Twitter feed, and it becomes clear that, artless music notwithstanding, Groban doesn’t take himself too seriously—a quality that raises anyone’s cool quotient by at least a couple of degrees. 1 Sports Parkway, www.joshgroban.com.