OFFSTAGE: Free Keith Urban Show in San Francisco

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There are going to be a lot of people leaving a lot of hearts in San Francisco this weekend. Keith Urban is doing a short, acoustic afternoon show there on Saturday (March 26) right on Maiden Lane in Union Square — and it’s free. So if you are anywhere in that vicinity this weekend, I suggest getting there early because it is a cute little street that’s bound to be packed with country fans come 1 p.m. And while you may not need any money to see Urban play, if you want a souvenir from the day on Maiden Lane — like a dress from Escada, some flowers from Gump’s, a tie from Hermes, a bottle of Diptyque perfume or an iguana Chanel bowling bag — you will need to pay a high price for that. Concert merchandise, it ain’t.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.