Lyle Lovett & His Large Band

Although he was viewed as a country act when he emerged, Lyle Lovett plays his distinct brand of American music from a Texas perspective. The only things that make Lovett resemble a country artist are his cowboy boots, the three Grammys he’s won in country categories and his tendency to tour whether he’s promoting a new album or not. His latest recording is 2012’s “Release Me.” After playing a generous and rewarding 2½ hours last year at the Minnesota Zoo, Lovett returns there for the third consecutive summer, this time with His Large Band. Jon Bream

Price: $68

Where

Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Blvd.Apple Valley, MN

When

Date: Ended 08/3/14

Upcoming events

05/28 – Dinosaurs
06/11 – Blondie
06/12 – Home Free
06/13 – Ziggy Marley
06/18 – Soul Asylum
06/19 – Los Lobos
06/24 – Buddy Guy
07/01 – The Jayhawks
07/06 – Guster
07/13 – Trevor Hall
07/15 – The Willis Clan
07/25 – Indigo Girls
07/27 – Tower of Power
07/29 – Marc Cohn
07/31 – Laurie Berkner
08/07 – Grace Potter
08/09 – The Mavericks