Season lineups for the Greek and Gibson

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

The Greek Theatre's 2008 season is highlighted by several programs delving into American roots music -- notably the Grammy Award-winning duo of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for two nights -- and reaching an apex with a relatively rare local performance by Dolly Parton.

Meanwhile, seminal jazz fusion ensemble Return to Forever, reunited with the classic lineup of Chick Corea, Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, tops the Gibson Amphitheatre stage along with the facility's perennial cavalcade of top Latin acts such as Pepe Aguilar, Ana Gabriel and Vicente Fernandez. And, as always, the season will finish with Brian Setzer's Christmas show.

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2008 schedule

Greek Theatre

May 10: Eddie Palmieri and the Latin Giants of Jazz

May 11: Phil Lesh and Friends

May 17: Celtic Woman

May 24: War, Tierra, the Salas Brothers, Malo, Jorge Santana and Thee Midniters

May 25: War, Tierra, the Salas Brothers, El Chicano reunion and the Chris Montez Show

May 28: Benefit concert for Griffith Park with Ludacris, Tommy Lee

June 6: A Prairie Home Companion

June 7: KC & the Sunshine Band, Hues Corporation, Evelyn Champagne King, Musique

June 12: Erykah Badu and the Roots

June 13: Smokey Robinson

June 14: Crosby, Stills and Nash

June 22: Earth, Wind & Fire, Macy Gray

June 23, 24: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss featuring T Bone Burnett

June 27: Mark Knopfler

June 28: Cyndi Lauper, the B-52's, Wanda Sykes

June 29: Bob Weir and RatDog

July 19: The Stylistics, Chi-Lites, Bloodstone, the Main Ingredient, Billy Paul, Carl Carlton

July 25: Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos

July 26: L.A. Jazz & Music Festival

July 27: Go Country 105 "Summer Under the Stars" Concert

July 29, 30: James Taylor and His Band of Legends

Aug. 1: Buddy Guy, George Thorogood

Aug. 2: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band

Aug. 3: Dolly Parton

Aug. 9: Morris Day, S.O.S Band, Zapp, Midnight Starr and Con Funk Shun

Aug. 15, 16: Gipsy Kings

Aug. 17: Jethro Tull

Aug. 23: Los Angeles Salsa Music Festival

Aug. 29: Melissa Etheridge

Sept. 20: Gladys Knight / Al Green

Sept. 26, 27: Wavefest

Gibson Amphitheatre

April 19: Bell Biv DeVoe, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh and MC Lyte

April 26: Chris Rock

May 2: Dream Theater

May 3: Sin Bandera

May 17: Pepe Aguilar

June 1: MTV Movie Awards

June 5: Chicago, Doobie Brothers

June 7: Roberto Carlos

June 13: Return to Forever

June 14: Polo Polo

June 21: Blasphemous Rumors, Sweet and Tender Hooligans, the Cured, Dead Man's Party, Love Vigilantes

June 26: Katt Williams

July 2: Boston, Styx

Aug. 3: Teen Choice Awards

Aug. 5: Human League, Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Dead or Alive and Naked Eyes

Aug. 22: YES

Aug. 23: Poison

Sept. 20: Ana Gabriel

Sept. 26: Carlos Mencia

Nov. 7-9: Vicente Fernandez

Nov. 28: The Temptations, the Four Tops

Dec. 19: Brian Setzer Orchestra's 7th Annual Christmas Extravaganza

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