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Nat King Cole tribute, Dave Matthews Band, WWE Smackdown part of Best Bets

In the county

Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole

Synopsis: The Eric Byrd Trio is joined by Carey Smith for a night of music paying homage to the legendary jazz musician.

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

In the region

Beach Boys 50th anniversary tour

Synopsis: Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnson and David Marks perform Beach Boys classics as their national tour stops in Columbia.

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday

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

Admission: $45-$125

Information: 877-435-9849 or

Dave Matthews Band 2012 tour

Synopsis: After a one year break from the road, Dave Matthews Band is back on the road this summer and is destined for Howard County.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Jiffy Lube Live

Admission: $50-$90

WWE Smackdown

Synopsis: Yes! Yes! Yes! World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Daniel Bryan and his trademark "yes" catchphrase will be in the ring for a taping of "Smackdown." John Cena will face the Big Show and John Laurinaitis in a handicap match.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore

Admission: $22-$97

Information: 410-347-2020 or