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August is a great month to see some big-name bands and talented local acts in the Central Pa. area.

From Maroon 5 to The Beach Boys to York hip hop acts Kwame Katana and Co-Star, there's something for everyone.

Here are 17 concerts to see in York, Lancaster, Hershey and Harrisburg before Labor Day.

YORK

Steelism

New to the music scene, Nashville-based band Steelism returns to Sign of the Wagon with music from its debut album "615 to Fame" and new EP "The Drawing Room Volume 1."

Top songs: "The Serge"

When: 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1

Where: Sign of the Wagon, 154 E. Philadelphia St., York

Cost: Minimum donation of $10

Age: 21+

Purchase tickets: Visit signofthewagon.com.

More info: Visit steelismmusic.com.

Mr. Cheeks and Slick Rick

Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist Mr. Cheeks and Grammy-nominated Slick Rick will make their way to York for the Legends of Hip Hop Tour Labor Day Weekend. The event, hosted by R&B singer Ginuwine, includes a throwback concert and after-party.

Top hits: "Lights, Camera, Action!" (Mr. Cheeks), "Crush on You" (Mr. Cheeks), "Children's Story" (Slick Rick), "Behind Bars" (Slick Rick)

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4

Where: Club 205, Cobblestone's Restaurant, 205 S. George St., York

Age: 30+

Cost: $30 for general admission, $45 for VIP balcony, $65 for meet-and-greet

Buy tickets: Call 717-891-8917.

HERSHEY

Motley Crue with Alice Cooper

When iconic rock bands like Motley Crue and Alice Cooper come to town, you know to expect a high-energy performance. The Final Tour in Hershey will be a full production, featuring the Cruecifly drum coaster and more.

Top hits: "Home Sweet Home," "Shout At The Devil," "Girls Girls Girls"

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11

Where: Giant Center, 550 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey

Cost: $22.85, $32.35, $52.35, $77.85 and $102.35

Buy tickets: Visit HersheyEntertainment.com or TicketMaster.com.

More info: Visit motley.com.

Lady Antebellum with Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt

Seven-time Grammy-winning country band Lady Antebellum is bringing its Wheels Up 2015 Tour to Hershey. The band will be joined by five-time Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes and "Leave the Night On" singer Sam Hunt.

Top hits: "Bartender," "Need You Now" and "I Run to You"

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14

Where: Giant Center, 550 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey

Cost: $39.75, $59.75

Buy tickets: Visit HersheyEntertainment.com or TicketMaster.com.

More info: Visit ladyantebellum.com.

Maroon 5 with Nick Jonas and Matt McAndrew

Adam Levine of pop band Maroon 5 is performing only two U.S. shows this summer and one of them is in Hershey. "Jealous" singer Nick Jonas and "The Voice" season seven runner-up Matt McAndrew will join him on stage.

Top hits: "Maps," "Animals," and "Sugar"

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15

Where: Hersheypark Stadium, 100 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey

Cost: $34.60, $74.60 and $104

Buy tickets: Visit HersheyEntertainment.com or TicketMaster.com.

More info: Visit maroon5.com.

Van Halen with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Van Halen, one of the most successful rock acts of the '80s, will hit the stage with guitarist, singer and songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the end of August.

Top hits: "Jump," "I'll Wait," "Panama" and "Hot for Teacher"

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23

Where: Hersheypark Stadium, 100 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey

Cost: $25, $54.60, $84.60 and $134.60

Buy tickets: Visit HersheyEntertainment.com or TicketMaster.com.

More info: Visit van-halen.com.

5 Seconds of Summer with Hey Violet

You can see pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer's first-ever North American headlining tour, Rock Out With Your Socks Out, at Hersheypark Stadium in August.

Top hits: "She Looks So Perfect," "Amnesia," "She's Kinda Hot"

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29

Where: Hersheypark Stadium, 100 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey

Cost: $29.50, $39.50, $59.50 and $69.50

Buy tickets: Visit HersheyEntertainment.com or TicketMaster.com.

More info: Visit 5sos.com.

Zac Brown Band with Gregg Allman

Your last chance to see a concert at Hersheypark Stadium this year is Sept. 5. Three-time Grammy-winning country group Zac Brown Band closes out Hershey's summer concert season Labor Day weekend with Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band.

Top hits: "Homegrown"

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5

Where: Hersheypark Stadium, 100 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey

Cost: $30.10, $45, $65 and $75

Buy tickets: Visit HersheyEntertainment.com or TicketMaster.com.

More info: Visit zacbrownband.com.

LANCASTER

3 Doors Down with We Are Harlot

Escatawpa, Miss. band 3 Doors Down is sure to put on a great hard rock show full of your favorite post-grunge alternative hits. The band will be joined by hard rock/retro-metal band We Are Harlot, whose music is inspired by classic '80s pop metal and vintage hard rock.

Top hits: "Kryptonite," "When I'm Gone," "Let Me Go," "Away From the Sun"

When: 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3

Where: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster

Cost: $59

Buy tickets: Visit amtshows.com.

More info: Visit 3doorsdown.com.

Highly Suspect

Brooklyn rock trio Highly Suspect has been named one of the top 10 new artists you need to know by Rolling Stone this year. So, put this concert on your to-do list for August. The band premiered its debut album, "Mister Asylum" just a few weeks ago, and its single "Lydia" has close to 2 million streams on Spotify and about 300,000 views on YouTube in just two weeks.

Top songs: "Lydia"

When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6

Where: Chameleon Club, 223 N. Water St., Lancaster

Age: 18+

Cost: $10.57-$12

Buy tickets: Visit chameleonclub.net.

More info: Visit highlysuspect.net.

Corty Byron Band

This psychedelic swamp rock artist has performed with artists like Gregg Allman, The Doobie Brothers and Dave Mason and rocked out at venues like The Viper Room, House of Blues and Saint Rocke. Now, he's coming to Tellus360.

Top songs: "Endless North"

When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6

Where: Tellus 360, 24 E. King St., Lancaster

Age: 21+

Cost: Free

More info: Visit cortybyron.com.

Trace Adkins

Get your honky tonk badonkadonk down to American Music Theatre to see country singer and 2013 "Celebrity Apprentice" winner Trace Adkins this month. Expect to hear some of this Grammy-nominated star's most famous hits.

Top hits: "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," "Ladies Love Country Boys," "You're Gonna Miss This"

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7

Where: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster

Cost: $79

Buy tickets: Visit amtshows.com.

More info: Visit traceadkins.com.

The Beach Boys

There's no better way to spend a summer night in August than listen to classic songs about the sun, sand and surf from The Beach Boys.

Top hits: "Surfin' U.S.A.," "I Get Around," "Good Vibrations," "Help Me Rhonda"

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18

Where: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster

Cost: $70

Buy tickets: Visit amtshows.com.

More info: Visit thebeachboys.com.

The Dusty 45s

Seattle-based Dusty 45s perform everything from twang country to jump blues to surf and pure rock and roll. With two electric guitars, an upright bass, drums and a flaming trumpet (yes, the trumpet will be set on fire during the show), they know how to entertain a crowd.

Top songs: "Chase Your Dream"

When: 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22

Where: Tellus360, 24 E. King St., Lancaster

Age: 21+

Cost: Free

More info: Visit dusty45s.com.

HARRISBURG

The Plums

These rowdy cowboy punk rockers from York County bring their talent to Harrisburg in August. Expect to hear some bluesy, jazzy twang with a whole lot of energy.

Top songs: "The Check is in the Mail," "Time to be Reckless," "They Just Let Me Out of the Zoo"

When: 9 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 9

Where: The Millworks, 340 Verbeke St., Harrisburg

Cost: Free

More info: Visit plumblicity.wix.com/theplums.

Shana Falana with Suburban Living and Wort

New York experimental dream-pop band Shana Falana brings a show full of tribal drums and visual projections to Harrisburg. Philadelphia band Suburban Living and Harrisburg experimental psych-pop trio Wort joins Shana Falana on stage.

Top songs: "Go," "Heavenstay"

When: Doors 7 p.m., show 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28

Where: Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, 1110 N. Third Street, Harrisburg

Cost: $8

Buy tickets: Visit harrisburgarts.com

More info: Visit shanafalana.com.

Work Drugs

This Philadelphia dream pop duo's resume includes opening for national acts like Maps & Atlases, Two Door Cinema Club and Umphrey's McGee. Now, they'll perform a headlining slot at Harrisburg's new restaurant/bar/art gallery/music venue, The Millworks, this August.

Top songs: "Rad Racer," "Pluto," "Swimmer Girl"

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28

Where: The Millworks, 340 Verbeke St., Harrisburg

Cost: Free

More info: Visit millworksharrisburg.com.

Editor's Note: This story previously reported that local hip hop artists Kwame Katana and Co-Star would be performing on Saturday, Aug. 1 at DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre in York. The concert has since been canceled.

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