Once self-described as “just another band from East L.A.,” Los Lobos has been a reliably powerful rock ’n’ roll mainstay for nearly three decades. The band’s rootsy Mex-Americana is as powerful as ever on 2010’s “Tin Can Trust,” which was nominated for best Americana album at the most recent Grammy Awards and includes a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “West L.A. Fadeaway.”
8 p.m. Aug. 26. $39.50. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E. 404-876-5859.
This is the second year for this young music festival, which debuted last year at the King Plow Arts Center and moves to the Piedmont Park-adjacent Park Tavern this year. The headliner is Chrisette Michele, the sultry Grammy-winning R&B vocalist whose latest album is 2010’s “Let Freedom Reign.” Alternative rap pioneers the Pharcyde, hip-hop duos the Cool Kids and Foreign Exchange, Atlanta singer and songwriter Anthony David and former “American Idol” contestant Anoop Desai round out the lineup.
1 p.m. Aug. 27. $37. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-249-0001.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Vermont native Potter and her band signed with Hollywood Records in 2005 and have spent much of their time since then gathering a large and loyal audience one gig at a time. The folks who pick music for movies and TV shows seem to love the band’s bluesy, soulful rock, too. Potter’s songs have shown up on, among many others, “All My Children,” “One Tree Hill” and “Brothers & Sisters, ” and in the films “Tangled” and Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Potter duets with Kenny Chesney on “You and Tequila,” currently in the Top 10 on Billboard’s country singles chart. With the Wood Brothers.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 27. $25-$35. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. 404-733-4949.
Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow
Before Kid Rock broke big in the late 1990s, did anyone think the music world was in need of a hip-hop/country-influenced Southern rock aficionado from Detroit? Kid Rock filled a void that no one knew existed. He’s probably the only artist who could release either a country album, a rock album or a rap album and no one would find it remarkable. This is his second area appearance this year, following a Gwinnett Arena show in March, but this time he’s bringing one-time duet partner Crow. The two had a Top 10 hit with “Picture” back in 2003. The lineup also includes Leroy Powell and the Messengers.
7 p.m. Aug. 28. $25.50-$75.50; special general admission lawn six-packs for $99. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. 404-443-5090.
Shonali Bhowmik’s 100 Oaks Revival
This former Atlanta musician lives in New York where she leads a band called Tigers & Monkeys, and works with comedy collective Variety Shac. The rock crunch of her bands, including Atlanta favorites Ultrababyfat, takes a back seat to her songwriting prowess and pop smarts on her solo debut “100 Oaks Revival.” Recorded in her childhood hometown of Nashville, the album is full of deft instrumental touches, especially the piano figures that dangle from “Shake It Rock ’n’ Roller” lending the song a sinister edge. The jaunty bounce of “Star Treatment” contrasts with the song’s mysterious monsters, scars and broken people. It’s a remarkable balancing act that makes for one of the album’s memorable highlights, but there’s a lot to love on “100 Oaks Revival.”
8:30 p.m. Aug. 30. $7. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-522-3950.
Maroon 5, Train
The sweet pop-meets-R&B stylings of Maroon 5 brought the quintet a best new artist Grammy in 2005 and six Top 40 hits. The band’s second album, “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long,” wasn’t a hit factory like the band’s debut and the third, 2010’s “Hands All Over,” made a lukewarm showing in the hit department, too, until frontman Adam Levine got a regular TV gig on “The Voice” and increased the band’s profile. Now Maroon 5 has another Top 10 hit with “Moves Like Jagger” (featuring Levine’s TV co-star Christina Aguilera), the band’s first since hitting No. 1 in 2007 with “Makes Me Wonder.” Train’s latest album, “Save Me, San Francisco,” took them back into the upper reaches of the pop charts with the No. 3 hit “Hey Soul Sister.” Before that 2010 resurgence, the band’s most recent Top 40 hit was “Calling All Angels,” which hit No. 19 in 2003.
7 p.m. Sept. 1. $23-$99. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010.