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Preston’s picks: Luke Bryan at AT&T Stadium; Phish at Verizon Theatre

Luke Bryan brings his Kill the Lights Tour to Arlington.
Luke Bryan brings his Kill the Lights Tour to Arlington. AP

Luke Bryan at AT&T Stadium

If you were so inclined, you could spend a pretty significant chunk of time grousing about Luke Bryan’s enduring success. The Georgia native has sold more than 7 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide, while racking up seemingly as many awards. That said, the middle of this four-band bill is easily worth the scratch, with Grammy winner Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town both playing their biggest local gigs to date (the latter’s smoldering Girl Crush should benefit nicely from AT&T Stadium’s pernicious reverb). With Dustin Lynch.

5:30 p.m. Saturday. AT&T Stadium, Arlington. $29.50-$125.

Phish at Verizon Theatre

Since reconvening in 2009 after a five-year hiatus, Phish has settled into its role as elder statesmen of the jam-band scene. The improvisatory quartet — Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon and Page McConnell — had not played North Texas in an astonishing two decades before passing through Grand Prairie in July 2015. The band must have enjoyed itself, because it has returned just over a year later, performing a two-night stand in support of its latest long-player, Big Boat, released this month. Expect passionate fans, extended solos and psychedelic bonhomie aplenty for these performances.

7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday. Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. $65 and up.

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