After the relatively slow months of December and January, the concert schedule in February is particularly packed. The key date is Feb. 23. That's when Rick Ross , the current king of the rap game, performs at Constitution Hall and soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Guns N’ Roses perform a rare club show at Fillmore Silver Spring. There's also an international flair to this month's shows: Persian legend Hossein Alizadeh performs for free at the Freer, Artisphere welcomes Ethiopian-born singer Meklit Hadero and Mexican bluegrass sensation Rana Santacruz . Plus, there’s the Wammies , Blake Shelton and Sharon Van Etten .
View the full list of February’s best concerts.