In a dream lineup for lovers of classic-rock goddesses, Joan Jett and the sisters Heart (pictured) are coming to Mystic Lake to take us all back to the days of acid-washed jeans, Chevy Caprices, and bodacious hair. A cornerstone of the nostalgic rock tour circuit, this will be Heart's fifth time in the Twin Cities in three years, following an appearance at the Big Minnesota Get Together last August with Def Leppard. It's really former Runaway and legacy badass Joan Jett who makes the lineup special and adds some needed grit. She hasn't been in the Cities since 2006 at First Avenue, though the club honored her and the Blackhearts with a star in its landmark rock-legend constellation in 2010. It probably didn't soften the sting when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gave her a virtual face-palm by passing over her nomination for inclusion into the hallowed halls, but Jett belongs in her own canon of cool. It's not every day you get to see such forces of nature on the same stage — and outdoors, no less. 18+.
Fri., June 29, 8 p.m., 2012