Florida Georgia Line plays a somewhat-hometown show on Aug. 31. Photo: Getty Images

Atlanta Concerts this week: Florida Georgia Line, Mark Knopfler

FRIDAY

Charlie Wilson

The former Gap Band singer known affectionately as “Uncle Charlie” is a familiar presence in Atlanta. He’s also a familiar name to many current stars, as his 2017 album, “In It to Win It” featured guest shots from Pitbull, Robin Thicke and T.I. Bruno Mars enlisted the legend to join him on a leg of his 2018 “24K Magic” tour, indicating the popularity of Uncle Charlie has been shared with new generations.

8 p.m. Aug. 30. $45-$99. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY

Florida Georgia Line

The hits keep racking up for Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, as their “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” album returned them to the charts with “Simple” and “Talk You Out of It.” On the road to support the record since May, FGL also surprised fans this summer with an acoustic remake of their 2012 breakthrough smash, “Cruise,” as well as “Talk You Out of It.”

With Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen and Canaan Smith. 7 p.m. Aug. 31. $93.50-$149. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, livenation.com.

TUESDAY

Slipknot

Earlier this month, the Iowa band kicked off an extensive tour to support its recently released sixth album, “We Are Not Your Kind.” In case you need to swig something while listening to your heavy metal, Slipknot is also hawking “No. 9 Iowa Whiskey,” which will be available at its tour stops.

With Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 3. $39.50-$271. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

WEDNESDAY

Mark Knopfler

The latest album from the Dire Strait co-founder, “Down the Road Wherever,” includes 14 songs that were inspired by the Scottish musician’s early days with the band, as well as stories about musicians hitchhiking and a man counting down his days at a local diner. Cheery! Along with the new material, Knopfler’s set does include a smattering of Dire Straits songs.

8 p.m. Sept. 4. $62-$115. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

The Alarm

Frontman Mike Peters is the sole original member of the Welsh band that made some noise in the ‘80s with “Strength,” “Rain in the Summertime” and “Sold Me Down the River.” Peters told the AJC’s Rodney Ho that he takes an oral chemo “every day to stay alive” after being diagnosed with leukemia in the mid-1990s. The joy of performing is also still very much alive in Peters. “The band has grown with our audience. We’re still in sync with them. It’s absolutely everything we hoped for when we started the group in 1981,” he said.

With Modern English and Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel. 7 p.m. Sept 4. $29.50. The Masquerade, 75 M.L.K. Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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