Santana / Nissan Pavilion
Guitar god Carlos Santana and his band play Saturday at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and will take place rain or shine. Santana announced last week that he plans to donate all net proceeds from the summer tour to the fight against the AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
Tickets are $20-$59.50 and are available through Ticketmaster. Call 410-481-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com. For more information about the band, visit www.santana.com.
"A Hot Summer Night" / MCI Center
Maze, the soul and R&B; group that is the creation of Frankie Beverly, and special guests Patti Labelle and Jaheim are on the schedule for "A Hot Summer Night" concert at Washington's MCI Center on Sunday. The show begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $60.50-$70.50 and are available through Ticketmaster.
The Dead / Merriweather Post Pavilion
The Dead, the remaining members of the Grateful Dead, play Columbia's Merriweather Post Pavilion Wednesday along with special guest Steve Winwood. The group previously played under the name The Other Ones but decided this year to adopt the name The Dead instead.
The show begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $34.50-$49.50 and are available through Ticketmaster.