This visual tour at Ladew Gardens will include such well-known parks as Luxembourg, Tulleries & Bagatelle, smaller gardens such a Monceau, Rodin & Carnavalet. CeCe Haydock is a lecturer on historic gardens & a practicing landscape architect.
BSO presents The Music of Led Zeppelin, July 27, Pier Six Concert Pavilion, 410-783-4189, piersixpavilion.com
Can we talk about Bob Dylan’s voice for a moment? At 72, Dylan’s famed nasally cry has become what The New York Times calls “avuncular, the wry cackle of a codger who still has an eye for the ladies.” Other media outlets haven’t been so kind. “A zombie bullfrog holler,” opines The Tampa Bay Times. A “gargle of a vocal,” says The Wall Street Journal. Still, the guy is a living legend, and even if you think his voice sounds like rocks in a food processor (not necessarily a bad thing), the opening acts—Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham—make the Bard’s Americanarama tour worth checking out. Merriweather Post Pavilion, July 23. Tickets, $46-$215. 410-715-5550, http://www.merriweathermusic.com
Baltimore’s hottest blues festival keeps scoring bigger and bigger headliners. This year Grace Potter and the Nocturnals take the lead at the Hot August Blues and Roots Festival at Oregon Ridge Park. Potter and her band have enjoyed some big-time success over the past couple of years—and now they’re playing Cockeysville! Aug. 17. Tickets, $49-$169. 877-321-FEST, http://www.hotaugustblues.com