Sound check

An update on the concert scene: newly announced shows and ticket availability. For ticket information and purchase, call Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT unless otherwise noted.

Just announced


The Cure performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on Aug. 6. Tickets go on sale at noon Saturday.

The annual Grassroots Music & Arts Festival Acoustic Planet Tour, featuring Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Keller Williams, the Yonder Mountain String Band with Sam Bush, and the Del McCoury Band, will be held there Aug. 29.


Also, Jack Johnson, G. Love and Special Sauce, and Donavon Frankenreiter take the stage there Sept. 17.

Usher and Kayne West perform at the MCI Center in Washington on Aug. 20.

Still available

Eric Clapton at the MCI Center on June 21.

Telesma at the Funk Box on June 29.

Earth, Wind and Fire and Chicago at Nissan Pavilion near Manassas, Va., on July 8.

Boston at Pier Six Concert Pavilion on July 17.

Carbon Leaf at the 9:30 Club in Washington July 17. Call 800-955-5566 or .com.


Evanescence, Seether, Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 24.