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Common Ground concert, Virgin Mobile Free Fest part of Best Bets

In the county

Common Ground on the Hill presents James Keelaghan

Synopsis: The longtime Canadian singer-songwriter kicks off the 2012-13 Common Ground Westminster concert series.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

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

Admission: $19 for adults, $17 for Carroll County Arts Council members, students and seniors

Information: 410-848-7272 or

Westminster High School regional band show

Synopsis: Several high school marching bands from throughout the region, including Westminster and North Carroll, showcase their talents.

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road, Westminster

Admission: $8 in advance at Carroll Arts Center, Coffey Music and Stu's Music, $10 at the gate, $8 for seniors and students


Fall Harvest of Quilts show

Synopsis: Everybody's Quilt Guild presents guild member quilted items, a silent auction, vendor's mall and more

When: 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Portico at St. John Church, 47 Monroe St., Westminster

Admission: $5

Information: 410-346-7646 or


In the region

Virgin Mobile Free Fest

Synopsis: Jack White, Skrillex, ZZ Top, Ben Folds and Nas are among the artists on the schedule for the final outdoor concert scheduled at Merriweather Post Pavilion this year.

When: 11 a.m. Saturday

Where: Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia

Admission: Free

Information: 877-435-9849 or