When: 7 p.m. Friday
Tickets: $29.50 to $69.50 at Ticketmaster.com, the Pinnacle Bank Arena ticket office, Ticketmaster retail locations or by phone at 800-745-3000
Elton John and his band
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Tickets: $29 to $139 at Ticketmaster.com, the Pinnacle Bank Arena ticket office, Ticketmaster retail locations or by phone at 800-745-3000
Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena, 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive in Lincoln
Information: pinnaclebankarena.com or 402-904-4444
Two of the most famous Johns in music — Elton John and John Mayer — will take over Lincoln's arena this weekend.
John Mayer will perform at the Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday, and Elton John will follow on Saturday.
These Johns got us thinking about other famous Johns in popular culture, and though there are quite a few, we narrowed it down to a list of our 10 living favorites.
John Fogerty: When Fogerty left Creedence Clearwater Revival, it felt like the end of an era. Thankfully, Fogerty continued to rock out with his own material and Creedence stuff, too. He's also the rare rocker to make it on both of Rolling Stone's big-time lists: the 100 greatest guitarists (No. 40) and the 100 greatest singers (No. 72).
John Mellencamp: Call him John Cougar or John Mellencamp or even John Cougar Mellencamp, but the “Jack & Diane” singer has always gone by John. He's also one of the best-selling American artists of all time.
Jon Bon Jovi: Born John Francis Bongiovi Jr., Bon Jovi is one of the most well-known artists in rock music, even if he now spells his first name without the “h.”
John Cusack: We liked him as soon as we saw his face in “Sixteen Candles” back in 1984, and we've enjoyed his work all the way through “Hot Tub Time Machine.”
John Goodman: He was funny on “Roseanne” and fantastic as Walter in “The Big Lebowski.” Kids know him from two turns as Sully in “Monsters Inc.” and “Monsters University.” What more do you want?
Olivia Newton-John: Admit it. You know all the words to “You're the One That I Want.” And some of you probably had (or still have) a poster of Sandy in her “bad girl” getup.
John Varvatos: The designer puts together some swell-looking clothing. We only wish we could afford it. Even his versions of Converse All Star high-tops are nearly $200.
John Schnatter: He started Papa John's Pizza out of a closet in the back of his father's bar. And his pizza is delicious and often delivered straight to our front door.
John Grisham: Grisham's novels depicting exciting legal dramas predated our culture's love of all things legal. Nine of his novels have been adapted to film.
Tommy John: A major league pitcher, John is among the top 10 left-handers in career wins. These days, you're more likely to hear his name associated with a ligament repair surgery often undergone by major leaguers but that was initially performed on him.