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Jim the Critic’s Top Bay Area Concert Picks of Week (Sept. 19-25)

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It’s time to get out and see some live music. Here’s a look at some of the top concert offerings, highlighted by appearances from Casting Crowns, Kari Jobe, Diana Krall and Janet Jackson.

Casting Crowns, Kari Jobe

The Casting Crowns are out on the road in support of their latest album, “Only Jesus,” and perform Sept. 24 at the Event Center at San Jose State University and Oct. 1 at the Stockton Arena.

Joining vocalist Mark Hall and the Crowns crew on this road trip is none other than Kari Jobe, the multiple Dove Award-winner known for such terrific songs as “Forever” and “I Am Not Alone.”

Cody Carnes and Jamie Kimmett are also on the bill.

Details: 7:30 p.m.; $25-$159 (San Jose), $22-$159 (Stockton), celebrationconcerts.com

Diana Krall

The great jazz vocalist-pianist is going to be all over Northern California during the next few days. Her gigs include Sept. 21 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Sept. 22 at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Sept. 26 at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park and Sept. 27 at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Details: www.dianakrall.com

Janet Jackson

This top-tier entertainer, who was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, visits Chase Center in San Francisco on Sept. 21.

Details: $49.50-$499.50, www.ticketmaster.com

Zac Brown Band

Brown’s bunch, which ranks as one of the best live acts in country music, performs Sept. 20 at Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. Caroline Jones is also on the bill.

Details: 7 p.m.; $40-$108, www.livenation.com

Bryan Adams

Revisit the “Summer of ‘69” and other fan favorites when Adams performs Sept. 21 at Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View.

Details: 8 p.m.; $28.53-$133.03, www.livenation.com



Source: East Bay Jim the Critic’s Top Bay Area Concert Picks of Week (Sept. 19-25)

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