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


Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott and special guest Tamia will perform at MCI Center in Washington on April 11. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Ruben Studdard's "Soulful Tour" makes a stop at the Warner Theatre in Washington on March 12.


The Dave Matthews Band performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on July 14. Tickets go on sale at noon March 27. The band also performs at Nissan Pavilion in Manassas, Va., on July 11. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 27.

Still available

Dark Star Orchestra at the Funk Box on March 8-9.

The Vincent Herring Quintet at the Baltimore Museum of Art's Meyerhoff Auditorium on March 14. Concert presented by the Chamber Jazz Society. 410-385-5888.

John Gorka and Ellis Paul at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills on March 16. 410-356-7469.

Saffire Uppity Blues Women at the Avalon Theatre in Easton on March 27.

Josh Groban at the Lyric Opera House on March 29.

A Christian rock concert, featuring Third Day, Toby Mac and Warren Barfield, at George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., on April 18.