concerts

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Michael W. Smith: 7 p.m. Friday; Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 South Aiken Blvd. S.E.; $23-$45; www.wafj.com

Aiken Bluegrass Festival: Friday-Saturday; Highfields, 198 Gaston Road; Larry Keel, Hackensaw Boys, Town Mountain, Big Daddy's Bluegrass Band, Dehlia Low, Mountain Standard Time; aikenbluegrassfestival.org

Comedy-Kevin Hart: 8 p.m. Saturday; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $59.50, $49.50 advance; $10 increase day of show; georgialinatix.com, (877) 428-4849

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival : Gates open 11 a.m. May 21; Thomson; $25 in advance, $35 at the gate; www.blindwillie.com

Loretta Lynn: 7:30 p.m. June 18: Bell Auditorium; $37.50, $47.50, $57.50, limit 8; georgialinatix.com, (877) 428-4849

Sugarland: 7:30 p.m. June 23; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $54.50, $44.50, $24.50; georgialinatix.com, (877) 428-4849

Keith Urban: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13; James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $26.50-$77; georgialinatix.com; (877) 428-4849

road trips

Bon Jovi: Saturday, Philips Arena, Atlanta

Fleet Foxes : Saturday, The Tabernacle, Atlanta

Gary Allen: Wednesday, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte

Kenny Chesney: May 19, Colonial Life Arena, Columbia

Jimmy Buffett: May 24, Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta

Bill Maher: May 26, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta

James Taylor: May 27-28, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta

Panic! at the Disco: May 31, Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte

The Monkees: June 3, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta

Miranda Lambert: June 4, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta

Jason Michael Carroll: June 4, Village Park Amphitheatre, Charlotte

B.B. King: June 5, Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta

Corey Smith: July 16, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park

Katy Perry: June 7, The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth

Josh Groban: June 10, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte

Phish: June 14-15, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta

Owl City: June 17, Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte

Def Leppard: June 22, Verizon Wireless, Charlotte

New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, Jordin Sparks: June 22, Philips Arena, Atlanta

Keith Urban: June 23, Colonial Life Arena, Columbia

Matthew Morrison: July 8, Gwinnett Arena, Atlanta

Taylor Swift, Needtobreathe: July 8, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, N.C.; and July 9-10, Philips Arena, Atlanta

Motley Crue: July 12, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte

The Wiggles: July 13, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte

Styx, Yes: July 14, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta

American Idols Live: July 28, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte

Allstar Weekend, Selena Gomez, The Scene: Aug. 2, Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta

Dolly Parton: Aug. 3, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta

Steely Dan: Aug. 6-7, Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta

Goo Goo Dolls: Aug. 7, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta

Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit: Aug. 11, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: Aug. 12, Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood; with Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth, All Shall Perish, Unearth, Trivium, Machine Head, more

Train, Maroon 5, Matt Nathanson: Sept. 1, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park


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