Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets, (704) 522-6500 or www.ticketmaster.com, unless otherwise noted.
Merlefest, through April 29, Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, N.C. Annual music festival in celebration of the music of the late Merle Watson and his father Doc Watson; featuring Alison Krauss and Union Station, Tony Rice, Blue Highway, Sam Bush, Cherryholmes, Elvis Costello, John Cowan Band, Donna The Buffalo, Jerry Doublas, Belk Fleck, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Earl Scruggs with Family and Friends, Pam Tills and many more. Tickets on sale at 1-800-343-7857 or visit www.merlefest.org.
Girlfriend's Night Out with Cheryl McGuinness and Pam Pierce, 8 p.m. April 28, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, $30.
Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn, 7:30 p.m. May 11, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, $23.75 to $39.25.
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Gwen Stefani, 8 p.m. May 12, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, $10 to $69.50.
Cowboy Junkies, 8 p.m. May 13, Spirit Square's McGlohon Theatre, Charlotte, $32.50 to $35.
Godsmack, 8 p.m. May 16, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, $37.50.
The O'Jays, 8 p.m. May 18, Cricket Arena, $39.50 to $59.50.
Joyfest with Fred Hammond, Israel and New Breed, Tye Tribbett and Three Bridges, 6 p.m. May 26, Carowinds Paladium, $19.95 to $51.95. Tickets on sale at www.carowinds.com.
An Evening with Brian McKnight, 7 p.m. May 26, Cricket Arena, $49.50 and $55.
Sonfest with Hawk Nelson, Jeremy Camp and Kutless, 3 p.m. June 2, Carowinds Paladium, $19.95 to $41.95.
Peter Frampton, 8 p.m. June 6, The Peace Center, Greenville. Tickets, $35 and $45, available at 800-888-7768 or www.peacecenter.org.
Honda Civic Tour 2007 featuring Fall Out Boy with +44, Academy is and Cobra Starship, 6 p.m. June 13, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, $19.50 and $35.
Rush, 7:30 p.m. June 18, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, $26 to $81.
Wilco with Low, 8 p.m. June 20, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, $33.
Sinbad, 8 p.m. June 30, Belk Theatre, Charlotte, $25 to $59; (704) 372-1000 or www.carolinatix.org.
John Mayer, 7 p.m. Aug. 1, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte. $29.50 to $50.