Most Anticipated Summer Concerts of 2016




Written by: Jenna Yesenosky


Summer, a time of sun, fun, and unlimited free time. What better way to celebrate seven more hours of freedom now that school is out than by listening to your favorite music live? Not sure which concerts to attend this summer? Never fear! Whether you’re an R&B, alternative, pop, country or festival fan, here are the Most Anticipated Summer Concerts of 2016!


Made in America – Founded by Jay Z himself, this two-day festival features mostly R&B artists set right in the heart of Philadelphia. There’s no better way to celebrate the City of Brotherly Love than by bumping to the best beats of 2016. Buy tickets here, on the Made in America website.


104.5 Summer Block Parties – Exclusive to the Philly area, these free general admission concerts happen once a month all summer long starting in May and ending in September. Sponsored by Radio 104.5, Philly’s alternative station, each concert has 6 artists come and perform 100% for free. In addition, these concerts are held at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, so they’re easily accessible by public transportation. Check Radio 104.5’s website for updates on performers, concert dates, and ticket sale times.


Selena Gomez: Revival Tour – The Instagram queen herself is going back on tour this year with hits like “Hands to Myself” and “Same Old Love” and upbeat getting-ready-with-your-besties songs like “Me and My Girls” that will have us pumped for summer. Even if you haven’t gotten around to listening to Revival yet, just seeing what Selena will step out on stage in is worth the ticket. Can you say fashionista? Buy tickets on the Revival Tour website, here.


Justin Bieber: Purpose Tour – Also on tour this summer is Selena’s infamous ex, Justin Bieber. With an album that had the whole nation hooked, Justin one-ups his catchy lyrics and R&B inspired beats with amazing choreography and insane special effects. No kidding, it actually rains on stage. Gotta see it for yourself? Justin’s tour is currently sold out, but you can find tickets on any resale website such as StubHub. Happy hunting!


Zac Brown Band: Black Out The Sun Tour – For the country girls out there, ZBB is returning to the area once again. Even if you’re not an avid country fan, Zac Brown Band has just enough rock influences to appeal to the masses. Nothing is better than country music in the summer! Buy tickets on Zac Brown Band’s website, here.


What summer concert are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments!


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