We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.
Does Lyle Lovett even need to make records anymore? His last album, 2012’s Release Me, was a collection of covers of his favorite songs that fulfilled his contract with Curb Records. He is years past his most memorable original work and decades past his brief foray into the tabloids when he was married to Julia Roberts. And yet most of the good seats are already gone for his Wolf Trap show and the lawn will likely be full, too, of fans in search of an evening of laidback songs and some Texas humor. Lovett and his Large Band rarely fail to deliver, alternating between original favorites like “Here I Am” and “Church,” and an array of eclectic covers of artists like Ida Cox, Townes Van Zandt, and the Grateful Dead. Lovett always entertains, even if he’s not giving us anything new. Lyle Lovett and his Large Band perform at 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. (703) 255-1900. wolftrap.org.