A Kenny Chesney show is like a vacation for people who dont allow themselves vacationsfor a few hours, you can pretend youre on a Caribbean island (at an all-inclusive, of course, heaven forbid you explore further), sip a little Cruzan Rum, and let the man serenade you with fantasies about trips youll never take. But dont trust the aww-shucks demeanor and the non-threatening voicetheyre deceptive. Chesney is a strong interpreter of songs, too, with a crack band behind him. Too bad his crowd only wants him for his lullabies. Opening for Chesney is former child star LeAnn Rimes, who has grown into one of country musics most unique talentsher voice has developed a bluesy edge, and her song selection is growing increasingly eccentric.
Thu., July 24, 7:30 p.m., 2008