Taylor Hicks. "American Idol's" fifth-season champ continues to tour behind his 2009 album, "The Distance." Details: $39.50; 7:30 p.m. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria;

John Mayer. The multiple Grammy Award winner brings his blues rock to town. Details: $36 to $79.50; 7:30 p.m., Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Va.;

Jason Aldean. With David Nail. Prepare to hear some of the country crooner's new songs slated for his November release. Details: $30 to $45; 6 p.m. doors; Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md.;

Heart. The sister rockers continue the sound they forged in the 1970s. Details: $30 to $75; 5 p.m. Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., Baltimore;