7:30 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $32-$50. 704-358-9298.
The Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter behind “Ride Like the Wind” and “Sailing” is considered the captain of Yacht Rock – late-’70s/early-’80s soft rock and AM pop – and this marks his first Charlotte concert.
Hot Water Music
7 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $17-$20. www.etix.com.
The blue-collar Florida punk band took eight years to make a new record, and it paid off. With its fast-paced collision of Springsteen-ian writing and Bad Religion’s furor, “Exister” is the group’s most commercially successful record.
8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $39.50-$79.50. www.ncbpac.org.
He’s 53 now, but the Canadian rocker (who now lives in the U.K.) can still make romantics feel young again with classic cuts like “Heaven” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.” Adams goes acoustic for this “Bare Bones” show.
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $64.50-$99.50. 704-372-1000.
Not to be mistaken for a low-key acoustic duo show, the ’80s rock queen is sharing the marquee with her husband/guitarist Giraldo, who’s always been an integral part of her band. It promises to be an intimate, still rocking, full band show.
8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $8. 704-376-3737.
The Nashville-by-way-of-St.-Louis songwriter’s tracks worm their way into your psyche as he rides the line between Americana and gentle indie-pop. His skills recently won him St. Louis’s Chevy Music Showcase and an upcoming spot on ABC’s “Nashville.”