It’s time for shows to start again. Live shows. Live music shows. They are the air that I breathe and the air that a lot of us need. Seeing a concert live and making sure it stays on the tracks is my job, every night of the week. That is, until it ended abruptly last year, like a show with no encore.

As we tread lightly ahead, I look forward to getting back to what I was raised to do. There is a lot on the schedule, coming on strong to fill out the rest of 2021. I just pray that the soul providers on this list don’t get interrupted by any more offshoots of nature, or mankind. Long live rock!

Peter Shapiro has been promoting shows across America for the past 25 years. He owns Brooklyn Bowl venues in Williamsburg, Nashville, and Las Vegas as well as the Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, New York. He formerly owned the legendary New York nightclub Wetlands Preserve