Even without guiding light Maurice White on the road with them, he’s there in spirit—and Earth, Wind & Fire have always been about spirit. For continuity, Phillip Bailey’s voice still leads them and the rhythm section’s still the same from the early ’70s. And how are you gonna deny still-uplifting classics such as “September,” “Shining Star,” and “Sing a Song”? For the Chicago haters out there, just remember that Peter Cetera’s not in the band and EWF’s been touring with them since ’04.
Fri., Aug. 28, 8 p.m., 2009