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Best Bets: "Idol" tour, Kip Moore concert, Aspen Run, The Carnival of Madness Tour

"American Idol" season 11 contestants, from left, Joshua Ledet, Colton Dixon, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Heejun Han, Skylar Laine, Erika Van Pelt, DeAndre Brackensick, and Elise Testone perform at the American Idol Live! Tour press junket June 20 in Los Angeles. The Idol tour will be in Washington Wednesday and Baltimore Thursday.
"American Idol" season 11 contestants, from left, Joshua Ledet, Colton Dixon, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Heejun Han, Skylar Laine, Erika Van Pelt, DeAndre Brackensick, and Elise Testone perform at the American Idol Live! Tour press junket June 20 in Los Angeles. The Idol tour will be in Washington Wednesday and Baltimore Thursday. (AP FILE PHOTO, Carroll County Times)

In the county

Kip Moore in concert

Synopsis: The Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair concludes this week with a headliner concert by country artist Kip Moore, who recently hit No. 1 on "Billboard's" Hot Country Songs chart with "Somethin' 'bout a Truck." Local favorite Jay Henley and the Stone Broke Band opens.

When: Henley is on stage at 7 p.m. Moore begins at 8 p.m.

Where: Carroll County Ag Center, off Smith Ave., Westminster

Admission: $10

Information: http://www.carrollcountyfair.com

Aspen Run in concert

Synopsis: This Westminster-based band plays upbeat bluegrass music and is influenced by The Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe and The Del McCoury Band.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster

Admission: $14 for adults, $12 for Carroll County Arts Council members, students and seniors

Information: 410-848-7272 or http://www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org

In the region

American Idol tour

Synopsis: The Season 11 finalists from "American Idol" perform twice in our area, including winner Philip Phillips.

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 9

Where: Wednesday: Verizon Center, 601 F St., Washington, D.C. Aug. 9: 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore

Admission: $30.50-$88 for Wednesday; $28.50-$64 for Aug. 9

Information: http://www.baltimorearena.com or http://www.verizoncenter.com

The Carnival of Madness Tour featuring Evanescence

Synopsis: The annual touring rock extravaganza comes to Baltimore with Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm, Cavo and New Medicine scheduled to perform.

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Admission: $35-$65

Information: 410-783-4189 or http://www.piersixpavilion.com

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