The answer to where Bob Dylan is playing is blowing in the wind at the Southwest waterfront. (Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)

Bob Dylan
The Anthem, Nov. 14, $75-$140.
Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan’s seemingly never-ending tour returns to D.C. with soul singer Mavis Staples in tow as an opening act. These days, Dylan is mixing semi-unrecognizable versions of choice cuts from his discography with covers of Frank Sinatra songs.
Get tickets: Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly.

Lucinda Williams
Lincoln Theatre, Oct. 30, $40.
American innovator Lucinda Williams is getting in on the full-album-performance trend, revisiting her LP “Sweet Old World,” which turned 25 this year. In D.C., she’ll also do a set featuring songs from the rest of her career.
Get tickets: Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly.

9:30 Club, Dec. 30, $45; Dec. 31, $75.
It’s been seven years since Austin-bred indie rock band Spoon played the 9:30 Club, and the group is making the wait worth it by closing out the year there with two gigs. The New Year’s Eve show includes a champagne toast at midnight.
Get tickets: Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly.

Dead & Company
Capital One Arena, Nov. 21, $50-$150.
Despite John Mayer already having done two solo tours and a Dead & Company tour this year, the Grateful Dead offshoot led by Bob Weir and Mayer will keep on truckin’ to D.C. for another jam session this fall.
Get tickets: Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Thievery Corporation
The Anthem, Dec. 31, $75-$125.
For its first New Year’s Eve show, The Anthem recruited local electronic music act Thievery Corporation and two bands that have played 9:30 Club on the holiday in the past: gypsy punk group Gogol Bordello and D.C.’s own Trouble Funk.
Get tickets: Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. via Ticketfly.