Named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, the singer is looking to top his 2015 tour, which attracted more than 1.7 million fans.
June 25, Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy.,
Columbia, 410-715-5550; merriweathermusic.com
The nine-time Grammy winner is bringing back her hits, including “All I Wanna Do,” “If It Makes You Happy,” and “Everyday Is a Winding Road,” as she tours in support of her new studio album, Be Myself. June 21, Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road Vienna, 703-2551900; wolftrap.org
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
Calling all old-school boy-band fans: NKOTB is making a comeback this summer after releasing a new song, “One More Night.” The band will perform alongside ’90s favorites Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul. June 25, Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW, 202-628-3200; verizoncenter .monumentalnetwork.com
The critically acclaimed, platinumselling singer-songwriter and 10-time Grammy winner will be performing on tour this summer alongside sultry vocalist Gallant. June 20, Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, 410-715-5550; merriweathermusic.com
The former Commodore and one of Motown’s most successful artists is back at Wolf Trap this summer, bringing all his hits, from “All Night Long” and “Dancing on the Ceiling” to “Say You (Say Me).” June 27, Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 703-255-1900; wolftrap.org
QUEEN AND ADAM LAMBERT
Known for his mind-blowing vocal range on American Idol, Adam Lambert is now making waves singing Queen’s hit songs with the original band. July
31, Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW, 202-628-3200; verizoncenter .monumentalnetwork.com
The most-awarded female gospel artist of all time is touring behind her first record in almost a decade, Let Them Fall in Love, inspired by her son. June 16, Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW, 202-783-4000; warnertheatredc.com
Lionel Richie heads to Wolf Trap.