Grant was one of the first and most successful contemporary Christian artists to go mainstream, putting together a string of Top 20 hits in the early ’90s, including the No.1 “Baby Baby.”
7 p.m. Sept. 11. $35-$75. The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. 770-631-0630, www.amphitheater.org.
Young was the winner of Season 4 of USA Network’s “Nashville Star” talent competition. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., vocalist was also the season’s only Southerner. His self-titled debut was one of the better country releases of 2006, led by its gem of a first single, “Drinkin’ Me Lonely.” He’s just followed that up with second album, “The Man I Want to Be.”
9:30 p.m. Sept. 11. $10-$100. Wild Bill’s, 2075 Market St., Duluth. 678-473-1000. www.wildbillsatlanta.com.
Was the world really clamoring for a Creed reunion? This Florida post-grunge quartet is back and just the same as ever, with Scott Stapp’s full-throated yowl leading the way. You decide whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. $20-$85. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way. 404-443-5000. www.livenation.com.
Pet Shop Boys
Dance-oriented pop came across the Atlantic in unprecedented quantities in the mid-1980s. Occasionally, there was quality amid the deluge. The Pet Shop Boys were at the top of the list with a melodic inventiveness and sharp-edged lyrical wit that few could match.
8 p.m. Sept. 12. $35-$89. Chastain Park Amphitheater, 4469 Stella Drive N.W. 404-733-5012, www.classicchastain.com.
David Grisman Quintet
Grisman is a mandolin master who has been defying genre boundaries for more than 40 years. He’s played with a mind-boggling variety of musicians, from Jerry Garcia to Ralph Stanley to the Kronos Quartet.
7:30 p.m. Sept. 13. $25. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. 404-524-7354, www.variety-playhouse.com.
The Grammy-winning band that reunited funk and rock in the late ’80s has been back in business since the turn of the century. Guitarist Vernon Reid (founder of the Black Rock Coalition) and vocalist Corey Glover are still backed by one of the fiercest, funkiest rhythm sections in rock, bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Will Calhoun
8 p.m. Sept. 14. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. 404-885-1365, www.centerstage-atlanta.com.
Fountains of Wayne
These New York-based power pop torchbearers — who hit the Top 40 with “Stacy’s Mom” in 2003 — are so good at crafting pop hooks that alt-country singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks paid tribute to them with the song “Fountains of Wayne Hotline.” In the song, a writer trying to complete a song gets stuck and calls the titular hotline for help.
8 p.m. Sept. 16. $20. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. 404-524-7354, www.variety-playhouse.com.