Mumford & Sons will bring their "Delta" tour to State Farm Arena on March 20, with Cat Power opening. Photo: Getty Images

Atlanta Concerts this week: Erykah Badu and Nas, Mumford & Sons

FRIDAY

Erykah Badu and Nas

The enigmatic soulstress hasn’t released a studio album in nearly a decade, but remains busy and visible with song features and live appearances. Her hip-hop friend Nas dropped “Nasir” last fall, his first new studio effort since 2012. In November, Badu debuted a song known among fans as “Money Can’t Buy Me Love” on the online radio series, NTS.

8 p.m. March 15. $59-$125. State Farm Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY

Winter Jam

Since the mid-‘90s, the traveling Christian music road show has consistently ranked among the highest-grossing tours. This year’s lineup features founders – and Georgia natives – NewSong, along with Newsboys United, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Rend Collective, Ledger, Hollyn and more. The formula of a low-priced ticket paid at the door and general admission only is still working. And this year there is a new twist – an in-the-round stage setup.

6 p.m. March 16. $15 (donation at the door; early access can be purchased at www.jamtour.com). State Farm Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

SUNDAY

Amos Lee

The Philly soul-folk star – often referred to as the testosterone version of Norah Jones – is touring behind his seventh studio album, “My New Moon,” released last summer. The album has been hailed for its personal and pointed lyrics, some targeting the current political climate, as well as its heartfelt folk musical backdrop. It’s also been a success for Lee, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Americana/Folk chart.

With Ethan Gruska. 7:30 p.m. March 17. $27-$86.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

MONDAY

Ella Mai

It’s called “The Debut Tour,” but the young, British R&B singer has been so ubiquitous, she already feels like a veteran. Her No. 1 hit, “Boo’d Up,” earned her a best R&B song Grammy Award last month, as well as song of the year at the Soul Train Awards (she also scooped up the best R&B/soul female artist at that one). She’ll hang on the road through May and then join Ariana Grande for the European leg of Grande’s “Sweetener” tour.

With Kiana Lede. 8 p.m. March 18-19. Sold out. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, livenation.com.

WEDNESDAY

Mumford & Sons

The quartet of Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall unveiled their fourth album, “Delta,” in November, the same day their live run kicked off in Dublin. The North American leg of the tour named for the album launched last month with a set list that doesn’t ignore hits “I Will Wait,” “The Cave” and “Little Lion Man,” while also giving prime position to new songs “42” and “Guiding Light.”

With Cat Power. 7 p.m. March 20. $40.50-$100.50. State Farm Arena, 1 Philips Drive, 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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