This calendar is primarily meant for same-day discovery of events by scrolling through the current day. However, if you are looking for something specific on a longer timeframe, or perhaps something in the past, here is what you do:
Search By Date: The Live Music Calendar is listed by date starting with the current date, Go to the month you are interested in and then scroll down to the specific date. Past events are not listed on the Calendar page.
Search by Act or Venue: If you want to know where your favorite Artist is playing, or who is playing at your favorite venue, and also don't know the exact date, you have three options:
Option 1 (if you don't need to search the past). From the Event Calendar page, use your browser search function. The matching items will be highlighted, but you will still need to scroll manually within the calendar to spot them. This method only works in the currently displayed month, for the current and future dates.,
Option 2 (probably easier), Click the button in the page header, labeled "Open this Calendar with Google". Your browser will display several days of events in the Google Calendar agenda format, starting with the current date. Use your browser search function to find what you are looking for. Sometimes it's a little cranky and won't search very far ahead or behind the current date if you don't first scroll to those periods. Please note, when using this option, any additional links within a listing will only work if you click "more details" after clciking the event.
Option 3. All of these events are in a Google Public Calendar available to anyone. To get access to this calendar, in your Google Calendar settings, search for "lansinglocallivemusic" and add it as an additional calendar. After that, you can search in your own Google Calendar for an event. Pro tip: if you managed to make Option 2 work above, there is an option at the bottom right of the calendar popup that will add the "lansinglocallivemusic" calendar to your additional calendars automatically. And if you're super adventurous, you can accomplish the same thing by clicking here.
How to use your browser search function: On a PC, you usually press "ctrl-F" (for "Find"), and you'll see a search bar in the top right. For mobile phones, you'll usually see three stacked dots to the right of the URL. Tap those dots and use "Find in page".