After nearly 20 years of recording and touring, Nickel Creek is ready to say good bye -- at least for now. Their current excursion, the Farewell for Now Tour, will make a stop in Charlotte and they're bringing a friend. Fiona Apple will open the show with Nickel Creek as her backing band. For more on the band's tour, see the Vibes section. 8 p.m. $30-$40. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-522-6500. www.ticketmaster.com.