The Potter Players present "Jolly Roger & amp; the Pirate Queen," at 8 p.m. at the community theater in East Liverpool. (330) 385-5400 or www.potterplayers.org. The play also runs Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The ever-present Clarks perform with Michael Tolcher, Will Hoge and others, at 6:30 p.m. at Chevrolet Amphitheatre, Station Square. Pittsburgh. (412) 323-1919. There's a reason this band plays around here so much and in such good company. If you haven't heard the yet, here's a great chance.
A Night of Great Sax features Najee, Marion Meadows, Walter Beasley, Pieces of a Dream at 7 p.m. in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, One Key Plaza, Cleveland. Ticketmaster (216) 241-5555 or www.rockhall.com.
For smooth stylings, check out Michael Feinstein, 8 p.m. at Allen Theatre, Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland. (800) 766-6048 or www.playhousesquare.com.
That witchy woman, Stevie Nicks, is on tour with Don Henley of Eagles fame. The show is at 7:30 p.m. in Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. www.ticketmaster.com.
OK, the monsters are on tap all weekend long. k Why not check it out? Monster Bash Convention and Expo, Days Inn Conference Center, Route 8, Butler Valley, Pa. or www.creepyclassics.com/bash.html.
You've got a choice here: Go see the Rocky Chirchiglia Combo at the Village Gazebo, Water Street in Lowellville.
Or you can go to Pittsburgh and not see Jimmy Buffet, at 6 p.m. in PNC Park. The Buffet tickets are sold out, so you'd have to beg, borrow or pay a lot of money to a "broker" for a shot at this show.
On Monday, Todd Wolfe (formerly guitarist with Sheryl Crow's band) will perform at 9 p.m. at Tully's, 101 Chestnut Street, Sharon. (724) 981-3123 or www.quakersteak.com.
A couple of outdoor shows look like fun. Gloria Jean and Friends, play at 7 p.m. at Concerts on the Green, Canfield. And the Jim Frank Trio performs at the same time at the Village Gazebo in Poland. Luckily, both acts show up for more shows this summer. Check 'em out.
On Tuesday, it's Dixieland Nite with Herb Seelbach and Dixieland Band, at 7 p.m., Austintown Park, 6000 Kirk Road, Austintown.
Wednesday brings The Doobie Brothers and The Dan Lawson Band, to B & amp;B Backstage, 1247 Boardman-Poland Rd., Youngstown. (330) 758-1557. The Doobies are still strong after all these years, and the B & amp;B Backstage is a fun atmosphere
The Glorystompers kick off July with a CD party at Chestnut Street Cafe in Sharon at 11 p.m. July 1. (724) 346-1414.
Or you can go for the classic rock of The Moody Blues at 7:30 p.m. in Tower City Amphitheater, Cleveland. Ticketmaster.
j Toby Keith plays two shows at Pittsburgh's Post-Gazette Pavilion, both at 7:30 p.m., on July 2 and 3. www.post-gazettepavilion.com.
Also July 3, you can catch Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison, in his "Freedom of Sound 2005 Tour" at McMenamy's, 325 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. All ages admitted. Show at 7:30 p.m., $20 advance and $25 day of show.
The day after the Fourth, there's something to celebrate at Post-Gazette Pavilion when John Mellencamp and John Fogerty rev up at 7 p.m. Ticketmaster.
If you're ready to dance from noon to midnight, check out Slovenefest XXIV at SNPJ Recreation Center, 270 Martin Rd., Enon Valley, Pa. (877) 767-5732. Even if you don't want to polka, enjoy the food and camaraderie.
j Toby Keith is back in the area July 5, with a 7:30 p.m. show at Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ticketmaster or www.hob.com/blossom.
A couple of classics come to the area July 9. Hall & amp; Oates will be at Tower City Amphitheater, show starting at 8 p.m. Ticketmaster. Or you might prefer James Taylor, also at 8 p.m., at Post-Gazette.