Main Event

Tim McGraw's Two Lanes of Freedom Tour

The word: One of the most anticipated country concerts of the summer is in town with McGraw and his two decades of country hits. Former Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair performer Brantley Gilbert opens along with Love & Theft.

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow, Va., $40-$85. 703-754-6400 or


Hot ticket

Two September concerts at Merriweather

The word: Merriweather Post Pavilion recently announced two late-season September shows at the Columbia entertainment venue. Tickets are on sale for Alan Jackson with Gloriana opening and the Imagine Dragons.

Details: Jackson concert: 6 p.m. Sept. 6, Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $40-$75. Imagine Dragons: 6 p.m. Sept. 20. $35-$45. 877-435-9849 or

Big Premiere

"Now You See Me"

The word: The Four Horsemen illusionists keep police baffled with how they are making off with money and then, simply, giving it away. Jesse Eisenberg and Jake Gyllenhaal star.

Details: Debuts 7:30 p.m. tonight. Regal Westminster 9, 400 S. Center St., Westminster. $8-$10.50. 410-857-1422.


Ashanti's "Braveheart"

The word: Ashanti is back with her first album release in five years. The single "Never Too Far Away" was featured in Morgan Creek's film Dream House." It is on the new album.

Details: "Braveheart" is available Tuesday. It will retail for $13.49 on

Couch potato

"America's Got Talent"

The word: "America's Got Talent" returns for its annual summer run with a new judge's panel. This year, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, former Spice Girl Mel B and Howard Stern will critique dance groups, singers and other random entertainers from all over the country.

Details: "America's Got Talent" debuts at 9 p.m. Tuesday on WBAL-TV 11.