Summer is half over, but the nation's theaters, stadiums and "sheds" (outdoor amphitheaters) continue to host top musical performers on tour. Whatever your taste in music, preference in venue size or appetite for ticket price, there's plenty to choose from now until Labor Day.
See also: Summer TV for Grownups.
Here are nine noteworthy tours worth considering as they pass through your area.
Soul diva Scott's Summer Block Party Tour could have crowds dancin' in the aisles. Human beat box and rapper Doug E. Fresh hosts the show, which also includes platinum-selling singer Anthony Hamilton, R&B group Mint Condition, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Scott, 39, who starred in HBO's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, solves crimes of the heart on her intimate new album, The Light of the Sun. — Nellson Barnard/Getty Images