10 best things to do in Greater Cincinnati this week, including Brantley Gilbert live

Popular country singer Brantley Gilbert will perform at BB&T Arena on Jan. 31. CONTRIBUTED
Popular country singer Brantley Gilbert will perform at BB&T Arena on Jan. 31. CONTRIBUTED

Here are 10 things to do in the Greater Cincinnati region this week:

Brantley Gilbert

This popular, award-winning country singer has two platinum-selling albums and six platinum songs. He released his fifth album, “Fire & Brimstone,” last year. Dylan Scott and Brandon Lay will open. See him at the BB&T Arena, 500 Louie B. Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Ky., on Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45.25-$70.25. For more information, call 859-442-2652 or visit www.thebbtarena.com.

Schubert’s “The Great”

The centerpiece of this CSO concert is Schubert’s once-lost masterpiece, “The Great” Symphony in C Major. Also on the program are Unsuk Chin’s “Cello Concerto” and Ravel’s “Pavane pour une enfant defunte.” Check it out at the Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. and Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14-$130. For more information, call 513-744-3344 or visit www.cincinnatipops.org.

“All The Way”

A dramatic retelling of the accidental presidency of Lyndon Johnson, in which he struggles to pass the Civil Rights Act in a divided country. Sound familiar? See it at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 24-Feb. 15. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $56-$66. For more information, call 513-381-BARD or visit www.cincyshakes.com.

Iron Maidens

The Iron Maidens are the world’s only all-female tribute to the classic heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. They’ve released three albums of Maiden covers and remixes, the latest being 2008’s “The Root of All Evil.” See them at Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. For more information, call 513-872-8801 or visit www.bogarts.com.

Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”

The CSO will go all-out Gershwin in this blues-y, jazzy, fun show, including a highly improvisatory arrangement of “Rhapsody in Blue,” the piece that established Gershwin as a serious composer and one of the most oft-performed in concert halls. See it at the Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Performance times are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25-$130. For more information, call 513-744-3344 or visit www.cincinnatipops.org.

Butler Philharmonic Orchestra

The Butler Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a reflective concert on the Shifty Art Exhibition in the Fitton Center galleries. The program will include new works, classical pieces, and live visual artists. See it at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, on Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29-$37. For more information, call 513-863-8873 or visit www.fittoncenter.org.

Phillip Phillips

After winning “American Idol” Season 11, Phillip Phillips released the radio hits, “Home,” and “Gone, Gone, Gone.” He released his third album, “Collateral,” in 2018. See him at Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, on Feb. 1 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30-$50. For more information, call 513-616-2640 or visit www.ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.

Black Flag

One of the greatest punk bands of all time is coming to town. Although perhaps best known for the 1981-85 Henry Rollins era, the original vocalist and founder, Greg Ginn, is fronting the band once again. Their last album was 2013’s “What The…” See them at Thompson House, 24 E. 3rd St., Covington, Ky., on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35. For more information, call 859-261-SHOW or visit www.thompsonhousenewport.com.

Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Experience

Named for the 1995 Cash collaboration with Rick Rubin, this is the closest you’ll get to the Man in Black since he passed away in 2003. See them at Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Cincinnati, on Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 513-872-8801 or visit www.bogarts.com.

“The Shootouts”

This throwback country band combines honky-tonk, traditional country, Americana, and western swing. Think Roy Orbison blended with Bob Wills with Dwight Yoakam. See them at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, on Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16-$18. For more information, call 513-867-5348 or visit www.fairfield-city.org/tickets.