Donald Glover has grown Childish Gambino into an arena headlinder. (Getty Images)

Childish Gambino
Capital One Arena, Sept. 19, $79.50-$129.50.
“Atlanta” star and creator Donald Glover started making music almost as a joke — his alias, Childish Gambino, came from a Wu-Tang name generator — but now he’s headlining arenas under that name, playing the hybrid hip-hop, soul and funk found on 2016’s “Awaken, My Love!”
Get tickets: Friday at noon through Ticketmaster.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
Merriweather Post Pavilion, June 12, $59.25-$129.25.
Robert Plant has made it clear he has no interest in a Led Zeppelin reunion — and that’s fine! Instead, he’s touring the country with the Sensational Space Shifters as his band, singing new music and reworking old Zep tunes like “Misty Mountain Hop.” Sheryl Crow joins him as the opener for this area date.
Get tickets: Friday at 10 a.m. using Ticketfly.

The Hamilton, July 12, $20-$30.
Tuareg guitarist Bombino, who plays a very distinctive style of percussive African music, returns to D.C. in support of album “Deran,” out in May.
Get tickets: Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketfly.

Lindsey Stirling and Evanescence
Jiffy Lube Live, July 24, $25-$99.50.
Violin-playing YouTube sensation Lindsey Stirling is teaming up with 2000s-era nu-metal band Evanescence for a co-headlining outdoor tour in which each act will perform with a full orchestra.
Get tickets: Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

Tank and the Bangas
9:30 Club, Oct. 18, $25.
New Orleans hip-hop-meets-funk act Tank and the Bangas, winners of last year’s NPR Tiny Desk Contest, will bring the Big Easy to D.C. with bounce musician Big Freedia and jazz-funk band Naughty Professor.
Get tickets: Thursday at 10 a.m. via Ticketfly.