Sunday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
Once upon a time, a bartender in Tulsa who could really play guitar and sing went to California to be on a nationally televised singing contest. When David Cook won “American Idol’s” seventh season in 2008, the possibilities were limitless for the singer-songwriter. Quickly, he set himself apart from the “AI” pack when he had 11 songs debut on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart the week following his win. Now that some time has passed since he appeared on the most famous talent contest ever, Cook has struck a new independence in his songwriting, and is ready to share it on his tour. He returns to Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., on Sunday, Sept. 22. Caroline Glaser opens for Cook at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $18 and are available at www.cainsballroom.com.