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The Who has the cure for summertime blues at Harveys

Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend of the Who perform at the Desert Trip music festival in Indio in October. The band will perform at Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Amphitheater on Aug. 16.
Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend of the Who perform at the Desert Trip music festival in Indio in October. The band will perform at Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Amphitheater on Aug. 16. AP file

There is some heavy-duty touring going on in these lazy days of mid-August.

Start with the Who, the iconic rock band playing Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Amphitheater on Aug. 16. Even though some of the major players of the band’s inception will not (and, indeed, cannot) be on stage, there’s plenty of talent carrying on with the official sound of the iconic albums like “Quadrophenia,” “The Kids Are Alright,” and “Tommy,” that last being one of the major albums of rock history, marking the beginnings of the “rock opera” and later being made into a major motion picture.

Current band members represent an impressive roster of players. Pete Townshend is still windmilling on lead guitar, and Roger Daltrey powers through the lead vocals. Townshend’s younger brother Simon plays rhythm guitar; John Button is on bass; Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey occupies the Keith Moon drum stool; Kenny Loggins veteran Loren Gold and John Corey play keyboards; and Frank Simes takes care of everything that can wheeze, plunk, or go boom, from harmonica to banjo to claves. (8 p.m.; $89.50-$199.50; Ticketmaster or apeconcerts.com.)

Wrapping up the 2017 season at Harveys is Eric Church with Margo Price Sept. 2 and 3 ($69.50-$129.50).

The word “Jeopardy” likely brings the television quiz show to mind, but to many in rock ’n’ roll the word brings a different memory, that of the Greg Kihn hit. Kihn joins one of the absolute best and most reliable of the touring bands ever, Huey Lewis and the News (“Power of Love,” “Heart & Soul”), at Thunder Valley Friday (7 p.m.; $39.95-$179.95;thundervalleyresort.com).

Greg Kihn Rekihndled solo
Greg Kihn Riot Media

Thunder Valley goes comedy on Saturday with Gabriel Iglesias and his “Laugh of the Fluffiest Kind” tour (8 p.m.; $49.95-$99.95).

Eddie Griffin went straight out of Compton as a young man to take up biological engineering at the University of Miami, but soon dropped out and went into comedy instead. It’s been a while since he has had any notable exposure, but he powers on with enough name recognition from past success (as Eddie Sherman in “Malcolm and Eddie” and the title role in “Undercover Brother”) to guarantee filling some seats at Cache Creek on Saturday (8 p.m.; $39-$59; cachecreek.com).

The MontBleu Resort at Lake Tahoe has its final days of “Luma: Art in Darkness” through Sunday with plenty of colorful waving of lights and flags and other illuminated images manned by unseen hands (8 p.m.; $25; montbleuresort.com).

What has become an annual favorite at Reno’s Grand Sierra arrives Saturday when the tour of “Dancing with the Stars” arrives featuring pro steppers like Sharna Burgess, Lindsay Arnold, Keo Motsepe, Alan Bersten and more from the show. Prices for this one can be much higher than even the classic Who. (9 p.m.; $38-$599; grandsierraresort.com)

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