As summer returns so do our favorite summer concerts. Nothing beats hearing your favorite bands play at one of Philly’s awesome outdoor venues like Penn’s Landing or on the Parkway. Here are just a few of 215 Magazine’s recommendations for the best summer concerts to hit up (and even better, some of them are free!)
Penn’s Landing Concerts:
Free Concert Series
All summer long on Fridays (and some Saturdays)
Concerts range from jazz to gospel to R&B, so there is something for everyone. On July 3rd, there with be a Family Jam for Fourth of July featuring Emily Osment (of Hannah Montana), Cody Simpson and former American Idol contestant Tim Urban.
August 2nd, 8:00 pm $35.50
August 4th, 7:30 pm $50
August 15th, 6:30 pm $70.50
Radio 104.5 presents Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, and Cracker.
August 25th, 4:00 pm, $62.50
Featuring Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill, and Pepper.
July 4th, 7pm, free
The Roots will host Queen Latifah, Daryl Hall, Common, Joe Jonas and more for the “World’s largest free concert” which will be followed by fireworks.
September 1st and 2nd, $99 to $655
Jay-Z’s recently announced concert will feature over 30 musical artists (ranging from rock to hip-hop and R&B) on 3 stages including Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Jay-Z, Janelle Monae, Miike Snow, Passion Pit, and more.
June 2, July 27, July 28th, Sept. 8, FREE
Featuring a variety of indie artists including:
Saturday, June 2nd: Switchfoot, Ballyhoo & Panic Years
Saturday, July 7th: The Dirty Heads & Steppin' Razor
Saturday, July 28th: Of Monsters And Men, JJAMZ & Tim Williams
Saturday, September 8th: Yet To Be Confirmed
Check back on 215 Mag’s website for more summer outdoor concert updates regularly!
Photos of Fun. from Radio1045.com