Dave Matthews Band / Nissan Pavilion
The Dave Matthews Band is one of the hardworking (and highest grossing) groups today. Known for its tight instrumentation and poignant lyrics, the rock band plays Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., Saturday night at 7. Tickets are $38.50-$56 and are available through Ticketmaster, but ticket availability may be limited.
Bruce Springsteen / FedEx Field
Bruce Springsteen was all over the press around this time last year for The Rising, his acclaimed album that reunited the E Street Band and explored the events of 9 / 11. The Boss plays the FedEx Field in Landover Saturday evening at 7:30. Tickets are $55-$75 and are available through Ticketmaster.
Crosby, Stills & Nash / Merriweather
In the '60s and '70s, Crosby, Stills & Nash's music encapsulated the time. Now more than 30 years as a hit pop unit, CSN still manages to penetrate with such classics as "Long Time Gone," "Wooden Ships," "Ohio" and others. The group plays Columbia's Merriweather Post Pavilion tomorrow evening at 8. Tickets are $40.50-$60.50 and are available via Ticketmaster (410-481-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com).