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Indie rockers, Latin tunes, and an X-rated Xmas show head to Washington

Every Thursday, we find the hottest concerts and let you know when tickets are going on sale in the days ahead so you don’t have to do the work. Read on for this week’s lineup.

The Budweiser Superfest tour rolls into Baltimore with a concert at Pier Six Pavilion on August 31. The R&B roster includes Anthony Hamilton, Kem, Jaheim, and Raheem DeVaughn. Tickets ($52 to $77) go on sale July 30 at 10 AM.

Indie-rock band Of Montreal heads to the 9:30 Club on September 13 and 14. “Tightrope” singer Janelle Monáe joins opens the show both nights. Tickets ($25) went on sale today at 10 AM and are available here.

Latin crooner Marc Anthony stops at the Patriot Center on September 11 with songs from his latest album, Iconos. Tickets ($79 to $129) are available July 30 at 10 AM.

This one is for the kids: Sesame Street Live comes to the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore on September 12. The tour’s theme, Elmo’s Healthy Heroes, features health-conscious tunes and the usual furry array of cuddly puppets. Tickets ($13 to $38) go on sale July 30 at 10 AM.

Love jam bands? Widespread Panic, now in its 22nd year, comes to Pier Six Pavilion on September 19. Tickets ($46.50) go on sale July 30 at 10 AM.

Indie-rock buzz bands Surfer Blood and the Drums share the stage at the 9:30 Club on September 12. Tickets ($15) went on sale today and are available here.

Baltimore filmmaker John Waters, the Pope of Trash, returns to the Birchmere this upcoming holiday season with his Xmas Show on December 16. Expect a sleighful of R-rated material—last year’s show included bits about the auteur’s desire to give and receive perverted gifts. Tickets ($45) go on sale July 30 at noon.

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