PUDDLE OF MUDD AND SMILE EMPTY SOUL: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.; $20
DIERKS BENTLEY, GEORGE STRAIT, KELLIE COFFEY: Friday, Feb. 13, Colonial Center, Columbia
KID ROCK: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, Cricket Arena, Charlotte, N.C.; $35
BILL GAITHER: 6 p.m. Feb. 21, North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, S.C.; $19.75-$34.75.; 6 p.m. March 26, Colonial Center, Columbia; $19.75-$34.75
BARENAKED LADIES WITH HOWIE DAY AND BUTTERFLY BOUCHER: Sunday, March 7, Cricket Arena, Charlotte, N.C.
SHANIA TWAIN: Monday, April 19, Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, S.C.; Tuesday, April 27, North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, S.C.; Wednesday, April 28, Colonial Center, Columbia; Friday, April 30, Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, N.C.
TICKETMASTER TIPSHere are the ups and downs of ticket-purchasing options.CIVIC CENTER: Ups: No service charges. Downs: The civic center box office (724-2400) sells tickets only for events at the center and Bell Auditorium.Outlets: Ups: The lines move fairly quickly. Downs: Service charges.Charge-by-phone at 828-7700: Ups: Convenience.Downs: Service charges.