The place to see a good concert is apparently your local Microsoft store

Microsoft Tim and The Band Perry

Microsoft is taking on Apple in the IRL retail world and has stores popping up all over the place.

Okay,that may be a lie. I don't actually know how many real life retail outlets Microsoft has, but I do know that the two I'm aware of are having pretty awesome free concerts going on for their grand opening celebrations. 

The first concert freebie is taking place Saturday, October 18, at the new Charlotte, North Carolina Microsoft store and will feature Kelly Clarkson. You can find out full details here

The next store opening is in Dallas on November 8 and their festivities include a free show from Tim McGraw and The Band Perry. You can find out all the details here

Not sure if Ebola precautions are in place for the Dallas-area grand opening, but hey, it's a free show, what more can you ask for?