Fox announced last week that Keith Urban will return to “American Idol” when it airs in January, but you don’t have to wait until then to see the country crooner because he stops in Mansfield on his “Light the Fuse Tour.” Openers for the Grammy winner are Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch.
Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. $25-$54.75. Comcast Center, 885 S. Main St., Mansfield. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com
The family that plays together The title track on “Lickety Split,” the new release by Robert Randolph & The Family Band, is a Randolph fave: “What’s great about that one is that it’s something we actually played in church, just like that.” The pedal steel guitarist and his family bring their rock, funk, and R&B to the Wilbur. 8 p.m. $25-$35. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur.com
Two for the price of one These two guitar greats have impressive creds. Grammy-winning Eric Johnson is also a pianist and songwriter; Grammy nominee Mike Stern has played with Blood, Sweat & Tears and Miles Davis. Eric Johnson & Mike Stern: Eclectic Guitars
features bassist Chris Maresh and drummer Anton Fig. Aug. 9 and 10 at 7:30 and 10 p.m. $30. Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-395-7757. www.regattabarjazz.com
Cozy with ‘Così’
Two sisters, two Albanian princes, two fiances, but maybe not. It all unfolds in Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte” presented by Opera del West. Ben Evett directs the production that is sung in Italian with English supertitles. 8 p.m. (Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.). $25 (discounts available). Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Natick. 508-647-0097.www.natickarts.org
To the Nines This new “boutique” all-ages music and arts festival fills multiple stages with established and emerging talent including Air Traffic Controller, Delta Spirit, and Shuggie Otis. The Nines Festival also boasts established and emerging funny folks like Erin Judge, Joe List, and Jenny Zigrino. And what’s a boutique without crafts, art exhibits, food, and a beer garden? (Stories, Page 26.) Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. $55 and $115, free under 10. Willard Field, off Route 2, Devens. 800-653-8000. www.ticketmaster.com
Catch blues in Gloucester There may be rules at the Gloucester Blues Festival (no animals or coolers), but there’s also fantabulous blues from the likes of Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Ana Popovic, Lydia Warren, and Anthony Gomes.
Aug. 10 at 11 a.m., rain or shine (gates open at 9 a.m.; bring blankets or chairs). $40, $5 ages 6-12. Stage Fort Park, 41 Hough Ave., Gloucester.
Meals and wheels Chow down at the barbecue, but don’t eat too near the 250-plus antique and classic cars or you might get eyed by the owners. Smolak Farms presents the Antique and Classic Car Show, which also features a hayride. Aug. 11 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (rain date Aug. 18). Free show admission. Smolak Farms, 315 South Bradford St., North Andover. 978-682-6332. www.smolakfarms.com