March 3, 2011 | by Juliette Ebner
Taking the stage

k.d. lang plays Wolf Trap in July. (Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap)

Spring is almost here and it’s time to decide which concerts to nab tickets for. Here’s a round-up of some that might be of interest.

Out singer/songwriter Tom Goss plays two shows March 11-12 at Go Mama Go to celebrate the release of his new album “Turn It Around.” Both shows start at 7:30 p.m. Echo Amanda opens on the 11th. Jeremiah Clark opens on the 12th. Go Mama Go is at 1809 14th Street, N.W.

On March 13 a closing concert is planned for Go Mama Go! featuring several singers and artists who have performed there over the years. Special Agent Galactica will host and local singers Tom Goss, Maureen Mullaney, Barbara Papendorp, Tony Gudell, Noah Chiet, John C. Bailey and Drag King Ken Vegas will perform.

The band Harvey Milk, named after San Francisco’s first openly gay city supervisor, will be performing at Sonar (407 E. Saratoga St.) in Baltimore on March 12 at 7 p.m. with the Red Chord, Trap Them and Gaza. Their most recent album, “A Small Turn of Human Kindness” was released in May. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at sonarbaltimore.com.

One man band Bushwalla will be performing at Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E.) in Vienna on March 15 with Jason Ager at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 the day of and can be purchased at jamminjava.com.

Janet Jackson brings her “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal” tour to DAR Constitution Hall in Washington 22 and 24. Both shows are sold out. This theater tour finds Jackson playing the smallest venues she’s played in years.

Out singer/songwriter Elton John and his band will be performing his greatest hits at First Mariner Arena (201 W. Baltimore St.) in Baltimore on March 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $29 to $149 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

Out musician Kaki King will be performing at the Birchmere (3701 Mt. Vernon Ave.) in Alexandria on March 29 at 7:30 with special guest Joe Robinson. King released her fifth album “Junior” last April. Tickets are $33.95 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. For more information on King, visit her official site, kakiking.com.

Girlyman, who has previously toured with the Indigo Girls and is currently working with Margaret Cho on her latest album, will be performing at the Birchmere on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. with Susan Werner. Tickets are $33.95 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

Kylie Minogue will be performing at the Patriot Center (4500 Patriot Circle) in Fairfax on April 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets will range from $55 to $125 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

Merriweather Post Pavilion (10475 Little Patuxent Parkway) in Columbia has its first show of the season on May 13 at 5:30 p.m. with the M3 Rock Festival Official Kix-Off Party featuring the band Kix. The festival continues the next day with Whitesnake and Tesla. For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com. Tickets range from $45 to $175 and can be purchased online at ticketfly.com.

Katy Perry, singer of “I Kissed a Girl,” will be performing at Merriweather at 6 p.m. with Robyn on June 6. Tickets range from $35 to $48 and can be purchased on ticketfly.com.

Gay favorite “Glee” returns to the stage with a summer tour that stops at Verizon Center (601 F St., N.W.) on June 9 at 7:30 p.m. The show will include Chris Colfer (Kurt), Darren Criss (Blaine), Naya Rivera (Santana) and Heather Morris (Brittany). Tickets range from $52.50 to $92.50 and go on sale at ticketmaster.com today at 10 a.m.

As part of their “Happily Ever After: The Farewell Tour,” The Go-Gos will be making a stop in the D.C. area at Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Road) in Vienna on June 10 at 8 p.m. at the Filene Center. Tickets are $25 for the lawn and $42 for in-house and go on sale March 12 at 10 a.m.

Grammy-winning and out vocalist k.d. Lang plays Wolf Trap on July 6 at 8 p.m. at the Filene Center with special guest The Belle Brigade. Lang has been a major-label artists for more than 25 years. Most recently, her rendition of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” was featured in the Christmas episode of “Glee” as Jane Lynch’s Sue Sylvester tried to ruin the holiday for the glee club. Tickets are $25 for the lawn and $42 for in-house and go on sale March 12 at 10 a.m.

The National Symphony Orchestra at wolf Trap presents Three Broadway Divas. Jan Horvath, the original Christine from “Phantom of the Opera”, Debbie Gravitte, Tony Award-winning actress from “Jerome Robbin’s Broadway” and Christiane Noll, the original Emma from “Jekyll & Hyde,” will all perform on July 9 at 8:15 p.m. at the Filene Center. Songs will be from many plays included “Wicked” and “Mamma Mia!” Tickets range from $20 to $52 and can be purchased online starting March 12 at 10 a.m.

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Dolly Parton will grace the stage at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center on July 31 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for the lawn and $60 for in-house and go on sale March 12 at 10 a.m.

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