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Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Hot Tickets: Ke$ha, DC101 Chili Cook-Off, Mumford and Sons

Sometimes it’s hard to settle on just one show. This week at Hot Tickets, it’s hard to settle on even four.
Ke$ha is one of the many big names with concert tickets for sale soon. (Courtesy RCA)
Hopefully your concert budget is in order, because there are a lot of great ways you could spend your hard-earned dollars on live music.

Pop star party-girl Ke$ha plays the Patriot Center on Aug. 21. Expect glitter to arrive by the truckload. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster and cost $49.50.

If that’s a bit too much glam and pop excess for you, there’s always the ever-popular DC101 Chili Cook-Off, which this year boasts Weezer, Seether, Papa Roach and many more on May 21 at RFK Stadium. Tickets go on sale Friday through Ticketmaster for a bang-for-your-buck price of $35.

Your rocking days are behind you? No problem. On June 9 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Britain’s alt-folkies Mumford and Sons headline with support from the Low Anthem and Matthew and the Atlas. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly and cost $35-$45.

If none of those appeal to you, tickets for the upcoming summer season at Wolf Trap go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through the venue’s site, and they have just about anything you could ask for: Bright Eyes, M.Ward and Dawes (June 11, $28-$32), Indigo Girls (June 12, $25-$42), Elvis Costello and the Imposters (June 15, $30-$48), Alison Krauss and Union Station (Aug. 7, $30-$48) and then some.

Phew. That was kind of exhausting. Now you just have to choose. And if you still need more options, here are a few:

Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly for the following shows at the 9:30 Club:
White Lies, Asobi Seksu and Sun Airway May 20 ($20).
Brett Dennen May 21 ($22).
The Cars May 23 ($55).
Bullet for My Valentine and Halestorm May 24 ($30).
Raphael Saadiq May 25 ($35).

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly for Miranda Lambert July 15 at Merriweather Post Pavilion ($40-$55).

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for Court Yard Hounds May 12 at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue ($40).

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