The annual wave of rock bands, pop acts and rappers is rolling in, ready to inundate your ears (and wreak minor havoc on your wallets). These are the nearly 30 shows you need to know, even if you can’t get to them all. For more summer concerts, visit www.goingoutguide.com. Compiled by Lavanya Ramanathan, Mark Jenkins, Ryan Little, Geoffrey Himes and Mike Joyce.
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z Audiences got a taste of the chemistry between consummate crowd-pleasers Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z at this year's Grammy Awards, when the duo unveiled "Suit & Tie," Timberlake's infectiously bassy update of slick, blue-eyed soul. After that, their "The Legends of the Summer" tour felt inevitable. With his Tom Ford suits and horn section (the utterly watchable Tennessee Kids), Timberlake is fully engaged in a Marvin Gaye moment, making him the perfect foil to cool-guy Hova. Buy Photo
See them: Aug. 8 at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore. $39.50-$250.
Listen: “Suit & Tie” (Warning: explicit language) Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Naras