"Hometown Girl" Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to Wolf Trap (where she's performed 16 times) for the first time in five years, and for the first time since recovering from a "serious medical issue that necessitated significant rest." The folk-country star tours in support of her sumptuous new album, The Age of Miracles. Thursday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Rd., Vienna. Tickets are $25 to $42. Call 703-255-1900 or visit wolf-trap.org.