An update on the concert scene: newly announced shows and ticket availability. For ticket information and purchase, call Ticketmaster at 410-481-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com unless otherwise noted.
A concert to benefit the Toys for Tots program featuring Ken Ebo and his Big Bop Brass will be held Dec. 4 at the Gilman School, 5407 Roland Ave. Free admission, but everyone attending should bring a new, unwrapped toy as a donation. Call 410-323-3800, Ext. 514, or 410-323-8614.
David Bowie and Macy Gray at George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., Dec. 7.
Ann Nesby at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., Dec. 13. Call 703-549-7500.
Michelle Shocked, Jonathan Brooke, Erin McKeown and Kathleen Edwards at the Avalon Theatre in Easton Dec. 13.
Freekbass at the Funk Box Dec. 14.
A Celtic Christmas With Connemara at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville Dec. 16-17. Call 410-795-1041.
A Christmas concert with David Benoit, Al Jarreau and Melissa Manchester at Constitution Hall in Washington Dec. 19.
Rusted Root at the Recher Theatre in Towson Dec. 27.
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis Dec. 27-28. Call 410-268-4545.