Kill the lights.
Cue the music.
Bring on the star.
There are few live-performance experiences greater than the start of the show. The crowd is amped, the music is loud and you know you're in for an awesome evening.
In 2017, that experience will replay in Missouri over and over again as some of the world's top performers stop in the Show-Me State.
Here's a quick look at some of the national touring-acts you'll want to add to your must-see list for 2017.
Tech N9ne - Jan. 21, Gillioz Center for Arts and Entertainment, Springfield
Florida/Georgia Line - Feb. 3, Missouri Arena, Columbia
Bon Jovi - Feb. 19, Scottrade Center, St. Louis
Ben Folds with the Kansas City Symphony - March 11, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (Helzberg Hall), Kansas City
Ariana Grande - March 18, Sprint Center, Kansas City
Neil Diamond - April 12, Scottrade Center, St. Louis
Casting Crowns - April 13, John Q. Hammons Arena, Springfield
Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey - April 16, Sprint Center, Kansas City
Chris Stapleton - April 28, Show-Me Center, Cape Girardeau
Anthrax and Killswitch Engage - May 1, The Pageant, St. Louis
Eric Church - May 13, Scottrade Center, St. Louis
Red Hot Chili Peppers - May 21, Sprint Center, Kansas City
Norah Jones - June 6, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis
New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men - June 17, Scottrade Center, St. Louis
Guns N Roses - July 27, The Dome at America's Center, St. Louis.
Bruno Mars - Aug. 9, Sprint Center, Kansas City
Mark Chesnutt, Lorrie Morgan and Joe Diffie - Nov. 8, Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater, Branson
All this, and we don't yet know which acts will appear at music-focused events such as Fair St. Louis and Roots N Blues N BBQ in Columbia! Needless to say, it's going to be an exciting - and music-filled - year in Missouri.