Jennifer Lopez returns to the road for her "It's My Party" tour this summer. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images For Directv)

Jennifer Lopez

Capital One Arena, July 17

Recently engaged pop singer and actress Jennifer Lopez will head back to the road after spending the last three years doing a residency in Las Vegas. J.Lo’s “It’s My Party” tour launches this summer.

Get tickets: Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Bloc Party

The Anthem, Sept. 16

Last year, British indie rock band Bloc Party got into the full-album performance game, playing its 2005 debut “Silent Alarm” in Europe. A live album comes out next month before the tour moves stateside in the fall.

Get tickets: Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketfly.

Capital Jazz Fest

Merriweather Post Pavilion, June 7-9

Gladys Knight, Babyface, Gregory Porter, India.Arie, Kem and Patti Austin are among the dozens of acts who will take to two stages at Merriweather in June for the annual Capital Jazz Fest, which celebrates soul music in addition to jazz.

Get tickets: Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Andrew Bird

The Anthem, Sept. 14

Violin-looping singer-songwriter Andrew Bird has returned with a bold statement: “My Finest Work Yet,” a darkly funny album that dropped last week. Latin rockers Chicano Batman will open this show.

Get tickets: Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketfly.