He might be out of his job hosting the CMA Awards this year, but the journeyman country star and ace guitarist is still plenty busy with his relentless road work. He released his 11th studio album, “Love and War,” in 2017, but more recently dropped the singles “Bucked Off” and “My Miracle,” the latter inspired by his 16-year marriage to Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
With Chris Lane and Riley Green. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23. $44.50-$118.50. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.
The Atlanta rap kingpin will headline Streetzfest 2K19, produced by hip-hop station Streetz 94.5 FM. Since it's being billed as "2 Chainz and Friends," we can assume that many of the Atlanta hip-hop glitterati will swing by – though it will be tough to top the parade of guests who shared the stage with Nelly last month.
6 p.m. Aug. 24. $25-$261. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, livenation.com.
Mary J. Blige and Nas
This is the first time the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul and Nas are touring together and they plan to present a setlist of songs spanning both of their careers. Note that this “Royalty Tour” was originally scheduled for Chastain, but relocated to the larger Lakewood.
8 p.m. Aug. 26. $71-$301. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, livenation.com.
Before they visit Piedmont Park as one of the headliners at Music Midtown next month, the New York outfit led by Ezra Koenig will play a more intimate date on their “Father of the Bride” tour. The band’s long-awaited fourth album of the same name debuted at No. 1 upon its release in May, signaling that there is still an appetite for indie-worldbeat-pop.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 27. $45.75-$124.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.
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