THE DARKNESS, THE WILDHEARTS: 8 tonight, Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, N.C.; $25
HARRY CONNICK JR.: Friday, Township Auditorium, Columbia; Saturday, North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, S.C., $36-$66; and Wednesday and Thursday, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta
LEON RUSSELL: Friday, Headliners at Banana Joe's, Columbia
KID ROCK, PUDDLE OF MUDD: 8 p.m. Friday, Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, S.C.; $34
MAZE: 7 p.m. Friday, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta
LORD OF THE RINGS SYMPHONY TOUR: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Atlanta Symphony Hall
AQUAFINA ON THE BRICKS: Friday, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta; with George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic and The Wailers
KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta
GRAHAM COLTON: 8 p.m. Monday, Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, N.C.; $8; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Headliners at Banana Joe's, Columbia; $8
BONNIE RAITT: Tuesday, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta
GREAT HIGH MOUNTAIN TOUR: Tuesday, Fox Theatre, Atlanta; with Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Dirk Powell, Norman and Nancy Blake, Ralph Stanley, Reeltime Travelers, Riley Baugus, Sierra and Cody Hall, The Cox Family, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, The Whites and Tim Eriksen
AQUAFINA ON THE BRICKS: Friday, June 11, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta; with Chingy, Whild Peach
DAVID BYRNE: Friday, June 11, Georgia Theatre, Athens, Ga.
DRIVIN' N' CRYIN': Saturday, June 12, Georgia Theatre, Athens, Ga.
THE SOUL MITES: Tuesday, June 15, The Brandyhouse, Atlanta
NELSON, PETER FRAMPTON AND STYX, VH1 CLASSIC SUMMER HITS: Wednesday, June 16, HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta
CADILLAC JONES AND THE CODETALKERS FEATURING COL. BRUCE HAMPTON: Thursday, June 17, Andrew's Upstairs, Atlanta
TIM MCGRAW AND THE WARREN BROTHERS: Thursday, June 17, HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta
ATHFEST: Friday, June 18, Downtown Athens, Ga.; with Camper Van Beethoven, Dodd Ferrelle and Tin Foil Stars
SEVEN MARY THREE WITH FIVE-EIGHT: Friday, June 18, Headliners at Banana Joe's, Columbia
CIVIC TOUR PRESENTS DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL AND THRICE: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta
DON HENLEY: 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta
Here are the ups and downs of ticket-purchasing options.
UPS: No service charges
DOWNS: The civic center box office (724-2400) sells tickets only for events at the center and Bell Auditorium.
UPS: The lines move fairly quickly.
DOWNS: Service charges
CHARGE-BY-PHONE AT 828-7700:
DOWNS: Service charges