Sound check

An update on the concert scene: newly announced shows and ticket availability. For ticket information and purchase, call Ticketmaster at 410-481-SEAT unless otherwise noted.

Just announced


Al Jarreau, with guests Yolanda Adams and Najee, will perform at Pier Six Concert Pavilion Aug. 13. Also, Ginuwine and Tyrese play there Aug. 10.

Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken and other American Idol finalists perform at the MCI Center in Washington July 28.


The "Sprite Liquid Mix," starring N.E.R.D., the Roots, O.A.R., Talib Kwele and Robert Randolph & the Family, will be held Aug. 31 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia.

A "Jazz Explosion," starring Pieces of a Dream and Friends, will be held at the Arena Playhouse Sept. 13.

"Mega Fest" will be held Aug. 17 at Nissan Pavilion in Manassas, Va. Among the scheduled performers are Julio Iglesias Jr., Kevin Ceballos, Los Rabanes, Limite 21 and Area 305.

Still available

The Isley Brothers at Constitution Hall in Washington July 18.

"Arrowfest," with Journey, REO Speedwagon and Styx, at the MCI Center July 23.

The Temptations, Four Tops, Whispers and O'Jays at Pier Six Concert Pavilion Aug. 9.

Hiroshima at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis Aug. 10.


G Love and Special Sauce at Merriweather Post Pavilion Aug. 16.

"Hot August Blues Festival," starring Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, John Mooney and Bluesiana, Chris Cain, Lil' Brian and the Zydeco Travelers and Baltimore's Best at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville Aug. 23. Call 866-321-3378 or go to the Web site, www.hotaugust