R&B diva Jill Scott brings her Summer Block Party to the Verizon Center with Kem, Salt N Pepa, and Doug E. Fresh on Thursday, June 21. The Grammy-winning poet/singer/songwriter has collaborated with Erykah Badu, Common, and the Roots’s Questlove, among others. Tickets ($39.75 to $125.75) go on sale Saturday, April 14, at 10 AM through Ticketmaster.
Parrotheads unite! Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will play Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday, September 1. Buffett’s tropics-inspired music has led him to build one of the most recognizable brands in America. His empire extends from Margaritaville restaurants and Land Shark beer to best-selling novels and sold-out summer festivals. Tickets ($36 to $136) go on sale Saturday, April 14, at 10 AM through Live Nation.
R&B throwbacks New Edition play DAR Constitution Hall on Saturday, May 26. The group, popular in the mid-’80s, were a major influence on New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men. Their self-titled second album included the top-five single “Cool It Now,” and was certified double platinum in the US. Tickets ($57 to $125) go on sale Friday, April 13, at 10 AM through Ticketmaster.
Rock guitarist Chris Isaak will play two shows at the Birchmere: Monday, May 14, and Tuesday, May 15. Isaak’s 1989 album Heart Shaped World went triple platinum and has sold upward of 2.6 million copies. He was also once ranked number 68 on VH1’s 100 Sexiest Artists list. Tickets for both performances ($89.50) will be available starting Friday, April 13, at 10 AM through Ticketmaster.
California ska band Reel Big Fish never made it quite as far into the mainstream as contemporaries No Doubt or Sublime, but they received critical acclaim in 1996 for their gold-certified album Turn the Radio Off. They play the 9:30 Club with fellow pop-punk band Goldfinger on Tuesday, June 26. Tickets ($25) are on sale now through Ticketfly.