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