Bridgeport native John Mayer (pictured) is set to return to the state this month at Hartford's Comcast Theatre as part of his aptly-named Born and Raised Tour. The singer-songwriter, best known for his 2003 hit "Your Body Is A Wonderland," has built a vast following on the back of his brand of blues-styled pop rock. Mayer has released multiple platinum albums, and is touring in advance of Paradise Valley, his upcoming record, which hits stores on August 20. Recent American Idol-winner and breakout rocker Phillip Phillips will open for Mayer.
Aug. 16, 8 p.m., $36-$75, Comcast Theatre, 61 Savitt Way, Hartford, ticketmaster.com