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


Barry Manilow is at the MCI Center in Washington on Oct. 14. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington on Aug. 27. Call 800-955- 5566 or go to


Hank Williams Jr. takes the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on Sept. 3.

Gavin DeGraw plays the Recher Theatre in Towson on Aug. 27.

Still available

"Guitars & Saxes," featuring Marc Antoine, Jeff Golub, Euge Groove and Warren Hill at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., on Aug. 9-10. 703-549-7500.

Linkin Park, Korn and Snoop Dog at Nissan Pavilion in Manassas, Va., on Aug. 10.

Los Straitjackets at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Aug. 12. 410-268-4545.

Patti LaBelle at Constitution Hall in D.C. on Aug. 14.

George Benson and Will Downing at Pier Six Concert Pavilion on Aug. 19.


Annual "Hot August Blues Festival," featuring Taj Mahal, Sonny Landreth, Renee Austin and "Choo Choo" Charlie Williams, at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville on Aug. 21. 877-321-3378.

Gloria Estefan at MCI Center in Washington on Sept. 8.