The Indigo Girls, the Court Yard Hounds and Lilith Fair co-founder and Grammy Award winner Sarah McLachlan are among the big names that will roll into town next week for the final stop on the Lilith Fair.

Started in the late 1990s, the fair was revitalized this year with many of the previous years' top talent again taking the stage.

"Playing Lilith was the first [major] highlight of our career," Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls said. "It's going to be a blast, both playing and standing on the side of the stage and just experiencing the music."

With music ranging from rock to rap and Americana, there will be plenty to experience. Though some Lilith shows were canceled, others have been strong successes, with People magazine, Entertainment Weekly and other major publications highlighting the tour and its performers.

If you go Lilith Fair with Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, Court Yard Hounds, Cat Power, Sara Bareilles and more Where: Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. When: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Info: $57 to $127;

Consider the Indigo Girls. The band is so beloved live that fan support is what prompted the Girls to release their latest live double-disc CD, "1200 Curfews." The project was great fun, Saliers said, because now that the Girls are independent, they could control the project as they saw fit. "It's very fan-interactive," Saliers said, talking about the many photos that their fans sent to them, some of which are included in the CD's package. "We like to have something out [that makes use] of all of these fantastic live recordings we have. It was just the right time."

It was also the right time for the Girls to join the Lilith Fair, which showcases so many women performers, including some newcomers, such as Lissie.

A native of Oak Hills, Ill., Lissie has released her debut album released in June in the United Kingdom, and it has culminated in sold-out shows and significant radio airplay. Though "Catching a Tiger" will be released in the United States in August and a tour will follow, Lissie said she sees the Lilith Fair appearance as a "can't miss" experience.

"When I found out I got to play it, I found that as a real accomplishment," Lissie said from England. "I almost had anxiety, I was so moved and excited."

Lissie remembers when she was 16 and drove with her cousin to Chicago to see a past Lilith Fair. Watching the Dixie Chicks, Sarah McLachlan and the other performers just underscored Lissie's musical ambitions.

"I remember listening to Natalie Maines [of the Dixie Chicks] sing. Her voice is so amazing," Lissie said. "I remember thinking, 'I want to sing and want to do this.' If someone at 16 had told me that I would get to play this someday, though, I just wouldn't have believed it."