At his Atlanta concert appearance last year, the unassuming maestro behind such sumptuous soft-rock gems as "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)," "Never Be the Same" and yes, the ubiquitous "Sailing" unfurled a set list packed with hits. He's still touring behind his well-received 2017 "Take Me As I Am" album (also the name of the continued tour), but if you're thinking of attending to sing along with some glistening drops of nostalgia, Cross will deliver.
9 p.m. Feb. 22. $35-$50.Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.
The Atlanta native is renowned for producing or writing with megastars including Beyoncé (“Single Ladies”), Rihanna (“Umbrella”) and Justin Bieber (“Baby”). But he’s also his own artist. His recently released “Ménage å Trois: Sextape Vol. 1, 2, 3” – his sixth solo release - contains 40 tracks, and The-Dream (aka Terius Nash) is only playing eight shows around the country to promote it.
9 p.m. Feb. 23. $25-$30. The Loft at Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. 1-877-725-8849, ticketalternative.com.
Last fall, the all-girl indie-pop quartet from Utah received a notable platform with an afternoon set at Music Midtown. They’ve also opened for 5 Seconds of Summer and scored a minor alt-rock hit with “Stuck.” The foursome released their debut, “When My Heart Felt Volcanic,” in April and are supporting it with this “Waiting for You” tour, which launched earlier this month.
With Joan. 9 p.m. Feb. 23. $15-$45. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. 1-877-987-6487, ticketfly.com.
Asleep at the Wheel
The Texas mainstays are taking a different approach with their new album and live show. They’re turning AATW into a string band with two fiddles, an upright bass and acoustic guitar. The idea arrived while promoting their current album, “New Routes,” since they couldn’t logistically corral the full band to perform certain songs live. Expect to hear songs from throughout the AATW catalog performed string-band style.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. $36.50-$40. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-987-6487, eddiesattic.com.