AMY GRANT: 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12; The First Tee Augusta, 3165 Damascus Road; $10; try for Guinness record for largest "family" picnic; bring or buy picnic (must include two food items and drink); no alcohol or glass containers; everyone must eat at 5:15 p.m.; tixonline.com
PATTY LOVELESS: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; part of the Southern Soul and Song series; $12.50-$22.50; (706) 722-8341, www.imperialtheatre.com
CLAIRE LYNCH AND JESSE WINCHESTER: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; part of the Southern Soul and Song series; $12.50-$22.50; (706) 722-8341, www.imperialtheatre.com
SINBAD: Thursday, Dec. 4; University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $39.50, $29.50; (866) 722-8877, www.uscatix.com
AUSTIN LUCAS, BEN NICHOLS, BOB LUCAS, CAROLINA LIAR, CHUCK RAGAN, HEY MONDAY, THE ACADEMY IS..., TIM BARRY, WE THE KINGS: Today, The Masquerade, Atlanta
JACK INGRAM, JASON MICHAEL CARROLL, MARTINA MCBride: Friday, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, N.C.
SKILLET: Saturday, Carowinds, Charlotte, N.C.
JANET JACKSON, LL COOL J: Sunday, Philips Arena, Atlanta
A DAY TO REMEMBER, CRIME IN STEREO, FOUR YEAR STRONG, INTERNATIONAL SUPERHEROES OF HARDCORE, NEW FOUND GLORY: Tuesday, The Loft At Center Stage, Atlanta
COMMON, N*E*R*D: Wednesday, The Tabernacle, Atlanta
HOUSE OF HEROES, LUDO, RELIENT K, THIS PROVIDENCE: Friday, Oct. 24, Amos' Southend, Charlotte, N.C.
THE CHEETAH GIRLS: Wednesday, Oct. 29, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, N.C.