2018 Philly Summer Concert Guide

Just a few things to go by here……

1.Click on any of the links below to grab those tickets. 

2.All dates are subject to change 

3.Have a fabulous summer full of….all of it

Let’s go. 

Thursday/July 5th 

Third Eye Blind/Hard Rock Cafe Atlantic City 

Jimmy Buffet/Caroline Jones/BB & T Pavilion 

Kem/Tamar Braxton/Damien Escobar/Dell Music Center 

Bang/Milkboy Philly 

Black Pussy/Century Bar 

Jared Mancuso/The Grape Room 

Friday/July 6th 

Yes/Penn’s Peak 

Barry Manilow/Borgata Event Center 

Breana Marin/Omelly/Ivan B/Liacouras Center 

Grace Vonderkuhn/Johnny Brenda’s 

Max Swan/Milkboy Philly 

Hook n Sling/NOTO 

Saturday/July 7th 

Foo Fighters/The Struts/BB & T Pavilion 

DJ Mackle/Common Kings/Stephen Marley 

Sponge/Harrah’s Chester 

C.R and the Degenerates/Century Bar 

A.M. Mills/Boot & Saddle 

Aleana/Underground Arts 

Strange Parts/Johnny Brenda’s 

Astro 8000/The Dolphin Tavern 

Dzeko/Hq2 Nightclub

Sunday/July 8th 

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons/Sands Bethlehem 

O-Town/The Foundry 

Frog Eyes/Johnny Brenda’s 

Hala/BOYO/Kung Fu Necktie 

Christine Lavin/Bourbon & Branch 

Geoff Keezer/South 

Monday/July 9th 

King Princess/The Foundry 

Damaged Goods/Ortlieb’s 

TOMI/Johnny Brenda’s 

Tuesday/July 10th 

Bombino/World Cafe Live Upstairs 

Late Bloomer/Boot & Saddle 

Lingua Ignota/Kung Fu Necktie 

Frenluar Delta/The Fire 

West Philadelphia Orchestra/Franky Bradley’s 

Wednesday/July 11th

Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan/BB & T Pavilion 

Os Mutantes/The Foundry 

Maggie Koerner/Boot & Saddle 

Johnny Clay Shanks/Milkboy Philly 

Rosali/Johnny Brenda’s 

Aviations/Johnny Brenda’s 

Gold Route/Kung Fu Necktie 

Man Like Machine/The Barbary 

Thursday/July 12th 

Cirque De Soleil/Volta/Philadelphia Expo Center 

Shania Twain/Wells Fargo Center 

Kool & The Gang/En Vogue/Dell Music Center 

Sleeping With Sirens/TLA 

Katie Herzig/The Foundry 

Howlin Rain/Johnny Brenda’s 

Karen Briggs/South 

Camp Candle/Ocean Heights/Ortlieb’s 

Downtrodder/The Barbary 

Friday/July 13th 

Ms. Lauryn Hill/Festival Pier 

Florida Georgia Line/Hard Rock Casino/Atlantic City 

Vacationer/Union Transfer 

Now. Wow/Johnny Brenda’s 

Kosha Dillz/BB & T Pavilion 

Bry Greatah/TLA 

Bells Atlas/Boot & Saddle 

Vital Stats/Bourbon & Branch 

Amy Miller/Punch Line Philly 

Saturday/July 14th 

Taylor Swift/Charli XCX/Camila Cabello/Lincoln Financial Field

Bring it! Live/Merriam Theater 

Halsey/Borgata Event Center 

The Get Up Kids/TLA 

Snail Mail/Union Transfer 

Kevin Hart/BB & T Pavilion 

Mantis/The Trocadero 

Hot Mulligan/Everybody Hits 

Night Sins/Warhawks/Boot & Saddle 

Quiet Slang/Underground Arts 

Sunday/July 15th 

Strawberry Girls/Voltage Lounge 

Illusionist/The Barbary

Naked Sun/Kung Fu Necktie 

Lance210/Underground Arts 

Ortolan/Johnny Brenda’s 

Monday/July 16th 

Healy/Elujay/Voltage Lounge 

Laughs On Philly/Ortlieb’s 

Hunter Rowland/Creep Records Store 

Tuesday/July 17th 

Britney Spears/Sands Bethlehem Event Center 

Evanescence/Lindsey Stirling/BB & T Pavilion 

Nick Hakim/World Cafe Live 

La Santa Cecelia/The Foundry 

Cut Worms/Johnny Brenda’s 

Mobley/Boot & Saddle 

Wednesday/July 18th 

Ophira Eisenberg/Perelman Theater 

6LACK/Chris Brown/BB & T Pavilion 

The Story So Far/Taking Back Sunday/Festival Pier 

Tory Lanez/Flipp Dinero/TLA 

Erasure/Merriam Theater 

The Faceless/Voltage Lounge 

An Horse/Johnny Brenda’s 

Sasquatch/Kung Fu Necktie 

Beta Hi/World Cafe Live Upstairs 

AHI/Boot & Saddle 

Thursday/July 19th 

Arcade Fire/Festival Pier 

Britney Spears/Borgata Hotel & Casino 

Zac Brown Band/BB & T Pavilion 

Tamela Mann/Anthony Brown/Dell Music Theater 

The Donkeys/Boot & Saddle 

Oldermost/Johnny Brenda’s 

Jeanette Harris/South 

Friday/July 20th 

Glass Animals/Beck/Festival Pier 

Britney Spears/Borgata Hotel & Casino 

Zac Brown Band/BB & T Pavilion 

Biz Markie/TLA 

Bane’s World/Inner Wave/Everybody Hits 

The Magic Numbers/Johnny Brenda’s 

Breana Marin/Lincoln Financial Field 

Poster Children/Kung Fu Necktie

Dan Layus/Boot & Saddle 

Jeanette Harris/South 

Saturday/July 21st 

Weezer/BB & T Pavilion 

Lee Brice/Parx Casino 

Gin Blossoms/Hard Rock Casino Hotel Atlantic City 

Clairo/The Foundry 

Lori Mckenna/World Cafe Live 

Purling Hiss/Johnny Brenda’s 

Vista/Connie’s Ric Rac 

Vanessa Rubin/South 

Super Bonanza/Milkboy Philly 


Sunday/July 22nd 

Lyfe Jennings/NOTO/Dell Music Center 

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus/Voltage Lounge 

Blue October/Morgan Saint/Festival Pier 

Deafhaven/Union Transfer 

Reigning Sound/Johnny Brenda’s 

Noisem/Kung Fu Necktie 

Vanessa Rubin/South 

Monday/July 23rd 

Punch Brothers/Union Transfer 

Charlie Parr/Boot & Saddle 

Thelma & the Sleaze/Kung Fu Necktie 

Waterplanet/Bourbon & Branch 

Tuesday/July 24th 

Charlie Puth/BB & T Pavilion 

Old Crow Medicine Show/Electric Factory 

Raphael Saadiq/Union Transfer 

Japandroids/Boot & Saddle 

Prophets of Rage/Borgata Event Center 

Toni Romiti/Voltage Lounge 

Little Bird/Voltage Lounge 

Wednesday/July 25th 

Kesha/Macklmemore/BB & T Pavilion 

Lucius/Union Transfer 

Sleep/Electric Factory 

Summer Salt/Everybody Hits 

Voltheque/The Barbary 

Open for Business/The Dolphin Tavern 

Thursday/July 26th 

Beach House/Tower Theatre 

Demi Lovato/Atlantic City Beach 

Charlie Wilson/Dell Music Center 

The Hold Steady/Union Transfer 

The Orchestra/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

DALES/Milkboy Philly 

Friday/July 27th 

Panic! At The Disco/Wells Fargo Center 

Billy Joel/Citizens Bank Park 

Sylvan Esso/BB & T Pavilion 

Showtek/Borgata Hotel & Casino 

The Hold Steady/Union Transfer 

Acid King/Kung Fu Necktie 

My Brightest Diamond/Philadelphia Museum of Art 

The Tough Shits/First Unitarian Church 


DJ Sylo/The Dolphin Tavern 

Saturday/July 28th 

James Taylor/Eagles/Citizens Bank Park 

Smashing Pumpkins/Wells Fargo Center 

Slightly Stoopid/Festival Pier 

Dikembe/Slingshot Dakota/Everybody Hits 

The Music of Nina Simone & Carol Riddick/South 


Ill Doots/Boot & Saddle 

Jesse Marco/NOTO 

Sunday/July 29th 

The Chainsmokers/Atlantic City Beach


States & Capitals/Balcony Bar @ The Trocadero 

Iron Chic/Boot & Saddle 

Bit Brigade/Johnny Brenda’s 

Gryffin/Hard Rock Hotel Atlantic City 

Monday/July 30th 

Beyonce/Jay Z/Lincoln Financial Field 

My Bloody Valentine/The Fillmore 

The Vaccines/Underground Arts 

Camila Cabello/Borgata Event Center 

Spirit Adrift/Kung Fu Necktie 

Tuesday/July 31st

Radiohead/Wells Fargo Center 

Alex Cameron/Underground Arts 

Jinjer/Kung Fu Necktie 

No Small Children/Boot & Saddle 

Wednesday/August 1st 

Stone Temple Pilots/Bush/Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City 

REO Speedwagon/BB & T Pavilion 

Quicksand/Glassjaw/Electric Factory 

Smart/Amanda Seales/Underground Arts 

Thursday/August 2nd 

Erykah Badu/Talib Kwali/Dell Music Center 

Rex Orange County/Union Transfer 

Suicide Silence/Volumes/TLA 

Rico Nasty/The Foundry 

Cindy Bradley/South 

Friday/August 3rd 

Keith Urban/BB & T Pavilion 

Yanni/Borgata Event Center 

Yung Bae/Johnny Brenda’s 

The Ill Fated Natives/Underground Arts 

J.D Wikes/Milkboy Philly 

Stereo League/Boot & Saddle 

Saturday/August 4th 

Rise Against/Festival Pier 

Cyndi Lauper/Rod Stewart/Boardwalk Hall 

Jeff Beck/Ann Wilson/BB & T Pavilion 

Beres Hammond/Electric Factory 

Metal/Underground Arts 

Forever In Your Mind/The Foundry 

Sunday/August 5th 

Us the Duo/TLA 

Psychostick/Voltage Lounge 

Stu Larsen/Milkboy Philly 

Joey Defrancesco/South 

Afrobar/The Barbary 

Monday/August 6th 

The Dollyrots/Kung Fu Necktie 

The Essex Green/Johnny Brenda’s 

Damaged Goods/Ortlieb’s 

Tuesday/August 7th 

Phish/BB & T Pavilion 

The Alarm/World Cafe Live 

Latterman/Boot & Saddle 

Wednesday/August 8th 

Joan of Arc/Boot & Saddle 

Angelo De Augustine/Johnny Brenda’s 

Agent Moosehead/Ortlieb’s 

demrick/Kung Fu Necktie 

Thursday/August 9th 

Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson/BB & T Pavilion 

Tony Toni Tone/After 7/Dell Music Center 

Dark Star Orchestra/Tropicana Showroom

Wimps/Boot & Saddle 

Friday/August 10th 

Wiz Khalifa/BB & T Pavilion 

The Offspring/311/Festival Pier 

Drugdealer/Johnny Brenda’s 

Lydia/The Foundry 

Andrew Combs/Boot & Saddle 

Abba The Concert/Resorts Atlantic City 

Saturday/August 11th 

Jason Mraz/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Counting Crows/Live/BB & T Pavilion 

KC and the Sunshine Band/Sugarhouse Casino 

Pedro the Lion/Union Transfer 

The Bacon Brothers/Keswick Theatre 

Tailgunner/Kung Fu Necktie 

Sunday/August 12th 

The O’Jays/Gladys Knight/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Preservation Hall Jazz Band/River Stage @ Penn’s Landing 

The Blasters/Kung Fu Necktie

Monday/August 13th 

Sparta/Johnny Brenda’s 

Laughs On Philly/Ortlieb’s 

Tuesday/August 14th 

Pentatonix/BB & T Pavilion

Playboi Carti/The Fillmore 

Eyes Set to Kill/Voltage Lounge 

American Idol Tour/Tower Theatre 

Wednesday/August 15th 

Five Finger Death Punch/BB & T Pavilion 

Jared Hart/The Fillmore 

Ella Mai/The Foundry 

That Virginia/Ortlieb’s 

Thursday/August 16th

Ben Folds Five/Mann Center for Performing Arts

Keith Sweat/Johnny Gill/Ralph Tresvant/Dell Music Center 

Tacocat/Boot & Saddle 

The Volcanics/Kung Fu Necktie 

Friday/August 17th 

All Time Low/Dashboard Confessional/Mann Center 

Howie Day/World Cafe Live 

Old Dominion/Citizens Bank Park 

Two Friends/Premier AC 

Chris Blue/The Foundry 

Walkney/Creep Records Store 

Saturday/August 18th 

Little Big Town/Miranda Lambert/BB & T Pavilion 

Mura Masa/Union Transfer 

Cher/Borgata Event Center 

M.O.P./Voltage Lounge 

Haan/Throat/Kung Fu Necktie

Sunday/August 19th 

Collective Soul/3 Doors Down/Borgata Event Center 

Needtobreathe/Festival Pier 

Alkaline Trio/Electric Factory 

Warren G/TLA 

Monday/August 20th

Damaged Goods/Ortlieb’s 

Mobile Deathcamp/Kung Fu Necktie 

Tuesday/August 21st 

O.A.R./Festival Pier 

Water Seed/The Fire 

Wednesday/August 22nd 

Peter Bradley Adams/World Cafe Live/Upstairs 

Lecherous Gaze/Boot & Saddle 

Thursday/August 23rd 

Interpol/Union Transfer 

Patti Labelle/Gregory Porter/Dell Music Center 

Descendents/The Fillmore 

Marc Antoine/South 

Friday/August 24th 

Jeff Lynne/Electric Light Orchestra/Wells Fargo Center 

2 Live Crew/Biz Markie/Salt-N-Pepa/BB & T Pavilion 

Donavon Frankenreiter/Lisa Bouchelle/TLA 

Espers/Vetiver/Union Transfer 

American Wrestlers/Kung Fu Necktie 

Joanna Pascale/South 

Saturday/August 25th 

Stevie Wonder/Borgata Event Center 

Jason Aldean/BB & T Pavilion 

Smokey Robinson/Mann Center 

American Trappist/Boot & Saddle 

Max Weinberg/World Cafe Live 

Sunday/August 26th 

Shinedown/Godsmack/BB & T Pavilion 


Aethere/Kung Fu Necktie 

Monday/August 27th

Sarah Elizabeth Charles/South 

Laughs On Philly/Ortlieb’s 

Tuesday/August 28th

Liniker e os Caramelows/Johnny Brenda’s 

Wednesday/August 29th 

The Offspring/311/Allentown Fairgrounds 

Dopethrone/Kung Fu Necktie 

Thursday/August 30th 

Stone Sour/Ozzy Osbourne/PPL Center 

Delta Sleep/Johnny Brenda’s 

Marion Meadows/South 

Friday/August 31st 

Sugarland/Jennifer Nettles/Allentown Fairgrounds

Shinyribs/World Cafe Live 

Sherry Lynn/Adelphia 

CKY/Underground Arts 

Saturday/September 1st 

Made in America Festival/Benjamin Franklin Parkway(through September 2nd)

5 Seconds of Summer/Allentown Fairgrounds 

Marion Meadows/South 

Ohmme/Boot & Saddle 

Sunday/September 2nd 

Niall Horan/Maren Morris/Allentown Fairgrounds 

Maze/Frankie Beverly/Dell Music Center 




















Philly Concert Tea:Youngr’s Vibes at Coda Last Night Made Us All Feel Younger

Out of the many, many wonderful things to take away from London based Youngr‘s highly explosive show at Coda last night, the one thing that truly stood out was that he really, really loves his fucking music and performing it just as fierce. 

Whether it was from his ignited opening beats that were perfectly mashed up with Stardust‘s classic club romp, “Music Sounds Better With You” to the left handers love felt on “Too Keen,” to his admiration for fellow London based beat bro, Craig David (by the way, Mr. Youngr, “Last Night” for life..I know you’ll get it), or to the way the crowd just felt his pulsating live take on his latest life banger, “Out of My System,” Youngr just simply served out all kinds of delicious music vibes last night.

And that wasn’t even including the performance of soon-to be-smash, “1993,” which took us back to a less in demand time when social media didn’t rule our worlds…pure fucking bliss

Oh, and his on-stage relationship with his heart/life pounding drummer as well as his brother who rocked it the fuck out on guitar? Priceless and certainly live music bro worthy.

But if there’s one thing we might have forgotten about while watching Youngr’s show last night is that how much he does up on that stage–vocals, keyboard, controls, drums, fucking cowbell–this dude does it all.

However, it’s certainly not a bad thing not to realize just how busy he truly is up there because we were all too busy getting lost in all of that live music heat that Youngr supplied us with…which is indeed his number one agenda. 

And that esteemed agenda was certainly accomplished at Coda last night. Groove the fuck on, Mr. Youngr. The world ain’t ready. Wait, yaaaas, we most certainly are. 

For much, much more about all things Youngr, sit down at the Philly Mixtape music tea table where the tremendously talented music artist served up a bloody good spill earlier this week. 


Groove of the Day/Alex Aiono/”Work the Middle”

What do lots of screaming girls, tons of on point vocals, heaps of baby makin’ beats and a packed house at the Electric Factory all have in common? 

They’re all of the elements that made up the William Singe (that Australian accent, though…sigh) and Alex Aiono takeover last night at the long-lasting Philly venue. Excited groupies aside (these gentlemen have earned those screams), those grooves were certainly in full throttle, especially Mr. Aiono’s latest bedroom/club ready offering, “Work the Middle,” which you should get down to right now if you want to start workin’ those weekend vibes for your Thursday. 

And for much more on both Mr. Singe and Mr. Aiono (and his immaculate cover of Drake’s “One Dance”) groove it all out right here and here…..and then keep on dancin’ right here for lots of Philly concert truth all spring long. 

Much like today’s Philly Mixtape groove of the day and last night’s show, it’s going to be a live one this season, kids.