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10 Albums That Once Ruled Our Summers(And Still Most Certainly Do)

To the ten classic albums on this list, thank you for making all of our summer music dreams come true over the years………..

…….and thank you for still doing so today. Especially you, Alanis. 

Ready, set, “Batdance.” 

Prince/Purple Rain (June 25th, 1984) Classic…legendary….epic….music industry/life changing. Yes, those are all of the correct words and phrases anyone can use to describe the dearly departed Prince’s incredible music contribution to the film of the same name, for which the Purple One also starred in–and straight up owned. While the film and its accompanying heavenly sonnets are close to comparison in equal goodness, the songs take the slighter lead because well, you’ve got the life-altering title track, “I Would Die 4 U,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and of course, “When Doves Cry” in which we still get misty eyed whenever it enters our f@cking souls. Bottom line–if this ’80s music masterpiece isn’t in your summer rotation, well, you’re just not doin’ it right. 

Madonna/ True Blue (June 30th, 1986) So much to relive and um, tell here, so we’ll just kick it off with two little words…Sean Penn. Yes, besides being her best-selling set to date, (10 million worldwide), the Material Girl’s love-kissed third offering mostly plays out as an ode to her then husband. But of course, it’s all about the music here, and what a fantastic experience this album truly is. One of Madonna’s best vocal efforts (no, no that wasn’t a question), each True groove showcased a stronger, confident pop star. Of course, we also got a serving of a young diva who wasn’t afraid to musically stir things up a bit, and lead single, “Papa Don’t Preach” certainly did just that and got the icon in trouble deep with Planned Parenthood and the Church thanks to the chart topping single’s lyrical content about, well, you know. Of course, a little controversy goes a long way in Madonna’s world, and the buzz would not only send “Papa” straight to her greatest hits collection, but it kicked off a long line of now classic True Blue music moments including “Open Your Heart,” “Live to Tell,” “Where’s the Party,” “La Isla Bonita” and the album’s oooey-gooey title track. But if we really want to sum up this era of the Queen of Pop, take a closer look at the absolute fierceness that’s still contained in the Herb Ritts shot True Blue album cover….because it’s all still right…here. 

Aerosmith/Permanent Vacation Although this summer-of-’87 effort was the legendary rock band’s ninth studio set, it would go on to become their most successful record in more than a decade, selling over five million copies in the U.S. alone. This was not only thanks in part to three Steven Tyler worthy top 20 singles–“Rag Doll,” “Dude(Looks Like a Lady)” and “Angel”–but to the fact that this was right around the time that MTV actually played music videos, like, all of the time, which ultimately helped music artists like Aerosmith and so many others gain massive chart success back then. Yes, it’s hard to believe that it actually worked like that, but what’s not hard to believe is that we simply love this Aerosmith record…especially in the rockin’ summer months. 

Janet Jackson/janet(May 18th, 1993) “Like a moth to a flame burned by the fire…” you know…the words. Actually, if you don’t know the words to Ms. Jackson’s still epic and bedroom ready lead single to her just-turned-twenty-five year old single-named masterpiece, then you should start to familiarize yourself with it all right now. Here we not only have one of the best recorded (and interluded up) albums of all time, but a record full of life about coming into your own both sexually and artistically as Ms J fiercely displays both throughout this still satisfying music ride. From “Love” to “If’ To “Again” to “This Time” co-starring the incredible Kathleen Battle, to “Throb, ” “You Want This,” and “Anytime, Anyplace,” there isn’t a janet groove on here that still doesn’t hit the spot in all of the right ways possible. But perhaps the grandest part of the whole janet experience is that this record is iconic not just with the LGBTQ community, but as a pivotal turning point for every closeted gay man in 1993. If you fit that description, you know you’re shakin’ your head yaaaas. Go on, Ms. Janet, go on. 

Forrest Gump/Soundtrack (June 28th, 1994) There’s truly no need to argue that the classic Tom Hanks Oscar snatcher is indeed one of the best ’90s flicks of all time, which is mainly in part to its glorious and iconic back-in-the-day setting and storytelling. The film’s six-times-platinum soundtrack remains as groovy and timeless as Mr. Gump himself, as we get an array of legendary tunes from Elvis Presley, Duane Eddy, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many, many more. The epic 2 disc soundtrack doesn’t just contain some of the greatest music of all time, but will continue to be heard and experienced by every new generation that experiences Forrest Gump along the way in this box of chocolates we call life….and that’s the best part of it all.  

Alanis Morrisette/Jagged Little Pill (June 13th, 1995) An album that not only defines summer but god damn life itself, Ms. Alanis’ conformed and deliciously feisty third studio outing has no doubt been owning and defining our lives since its release all the way back in the summer of ’95. Much, much more than an angry love letter to Uncle Joey (the album is a frickin’ Broadway show now!), lead single “You Oughta Know” opened up the angst ridden gates to a Billboard chart destroying (twenty-six million!) record that was smart(“You Learn,” “Hand in My Pocket”), truthful (“All I Really Want,” “Right Through You,” “Ironic”) and just a little–or a lot–rockin’ thanks to Alanis new energy alongside Jagged super producer, Glen Ballard. While you could search all day long to find a record that contains a stern, yet beautiful buffet of hooks, a lavish display of lyrics and an oh, so young music star who seemingly understood the world for all of us ’90s kids back then, chances are, you’re certainly not going to find it. Thank you, Alanis for this f@king record and may we feel forever feels those nails scratchin’ down our backs. 

Beyoncé/Dangerously in Love (June 24th, 2003) Picture it…fifteen years ago this summer….it happened….Beyoncé started on her journey to becoming Beyoncé with the serving of her soon-to-be Grammy snatching debut record. Yes, it’s hard to believe that Bey made her big splash away from Kelly and Michelle that long ago as each groove on the record has certainly withstood the sands of summer music time. From the one, two punch of “Crazy in Love” & “Baby Boy” to “Naughty Girl” &”Hip Hop Star” from “Me, Myself & I” and the album’s delicious title track…this is truly where it all began for the Lemonade legend. Of course, this is also where it all began for our obsession with Jay and Bey as the release of the record was around the same time we all started to realize that they just might be more than “Crazy” co-horts…and we’ve been in ‘”Love” with them every single second of it ever since. Uh, oh, uh, oh forever. 

Rihanna/Good Girl Gone Bad (June 2nd, 2008) If you weren’t gettin down to a newly reformed RiRi’s Bad sounds in the summer of ’07 (and ’08 thanks to the Reloaded edition) well, you just weren’t born yet because everyone and their mother from back then is still obsessed with everything on the Barbadian songstress’ career defining third studio set. Aside from killer singles and album cuts, “Don’t Stop the Music,” “Shut Up & Drive,” “Take a Bow,” “Disturbia,” “Breakin’ Dishes,” “Sell Me Candy” and “Push Up on Me,” Girl is also blessed with “Umbrella,” which is undoubtedly one of the greatest summer singles ever recorded. Although Ri was already well into the game at this point, this record truly transformed her into the icon who owns everything she touches today…..and we’ll be forever be grateful for everything that Good Girl has to offer until the god damn end of music time. 

Katy Perry/Teenage Dream (August 24th, 2010) No matter what you may think of Ms. Katy these days (anyone listen to Witness lately or watch American Idol this year…anyone?), there wasn’t a radio station back in 2010 that wasn’t blasting lead Dream single “California Gurls” or the still bubbly title track all summer long. Isn’t that right, the cast of Glee? Not only did Perry’s sun-scorched sonnets set her up for a truly smashing  third studio effort, but the tantalizing tracks would become the whipped cream wearing diva’s first pair of five consecutive Billboard chart topping hits from the record (becoming the only female to do so), and would no doubt launch her to true music icon status. Oh, and the fact that most of the Teenage tunes were dedicated to then husband Russell Brand? Well, that’s just f@#king priceless. Kitty Purry 4 lyfe. 

Prince/Batman Soundtrack (June 20th, 1989)  If you’ll recall (really, how could anyone forget?), there wasn’t a person on the globe who wasn’t struck with Dark Knight fever thanks to Tim Burton’s late ’80s blockbuster. Our beloved Purple One took over the accompanying soundtrack and simply flew with it, where it would go on to become the music legend’s eleventh studio offering. With each track derived with delicious bits and pieces from the classic superhero flick (“Batdance” and “Electric Chair,” anyone?), Prince truly hits the mark with every dark twist and turns along the way and also gives us the reason why we’ll never, ever forget the name, “Vicki Vale.” An equally iconic record paired with an equally iconic film in a summer we’ll never forget.

Now, let it all play. 

 

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2018 Summer Music Tea

Dear Betty Who, Panic! At the Disco, Ariana Grande, Xtina(!!), Nicki Minaj, Drake, Florence + The Machine, Troye Sivan, Meghan Trainor, Years & Years, Bebe Rexha and The Carters…..thank for making all of our summer music dreams come true this year. 

Happy streaming! 

Betty Who/Betty (pt. 1)  What’s short, sweet and will hit you in the right music spots all over? That would be part one of sauce-y Australian songstress Betty Who‘s one named music adventure. Showcasing five tracks, with each one pairing up Ms. Betty’s trademark sass on top of some truly feisty ’80s inspire rhythms and beats (see…”Ignore Me,” “Just Thought You Should Know”), all of which are guaranteed to make your summer fling just a tad bit more special. Get lost in Betty below. 

Panic! At the Disco/Pray for the Wicked  After taking some time away from the band to own the role of entrepeneur Charlie King in Broadway’s Kinky Boots, lead Panic! member Brendon Urie has certainly incorporated his recent stage sass into the group’s sixth studio set. From the humbling “Look Ma, I Made it,” to the stumbling “One of the Drunks” to the charismatic, “Old Fashioned,” these fine tuned gentlemen have shown no signs of aging–or slowing down–over their now decade (!!) long career. Listen up. 

The Carters/Everything is Love Is everything love for Bey and Jay these days? It certainly sounds like it thanks to the dynamic pairing’s latest romp. The fiery set can not only be labeled as the album of the summer, but of the year, and it’s also the perfect companion to the duo’s On the Run 2  Tour, which is about to slay Lincoln Financial Field on July 30th. While tracks, “Apeshit,” “713” and “Friends” are perfect for cruisin’ with the windows down, it’s opener “Summer” that’ll make your neck bob without even tryin’…and that’s the best part of it all. 

Xtina/Liberation  Yes, the voice is back. Wait, wrong choice of words? However, will Mizz Aguilera’s sixth studio set propel her back to her superstar “Genie in a Bottle” days? Most likely not. But, it’s all worth a listen to here because the “Beautiful” diva still knows how to make an album that’ll demand your attention. Whether it’s the empowering (and a little bit ear drum shattering) “Sick of Sittin” or the Demi Lovato co-starring, “Fall In Line,” the slinky “Right Moves” and “Like I Do,” or the most confusing, “Pipe” and/or Accelerate,” it’s all part of the wild ride that’ll forever be named…Xtina. Welcome back, bitch…..and we can’t wait to see you on tour with this one.  

Bebe Rexha/Expectations If you think you’ve been hearing the name Bebe Rexha for quite some time now…you most certainly have. Besides earning her keep as a songwriter for the likes of Rihanna, Selena Gomez and many, many more, the eclectic young diva also co-starred with Florida Georgia Line on the Billboard number one single, “Meant to Be,” which is still owning the charts as we kick off summer. Now, Ms. Rexha is striking out on her own on her fiery debut set, which contains all of the music heat you could ever want in your headphones right now. A few ignited examples would be the revved up opener, “Ferrari,” the summer ready, “Lose Control,” and the Quevo co-starring “2 Souls on Fire,” which you must now play on blast from now until Labor Day starting right…now. Yeah, it’s all that good. Thank you, Ms. Rexha. 

Drake/Scorpion  He’s back. Who’s ready? Judging by the way “God’s Plan” and “Nice for What” have destroyed the Billboard charts…it’s safe to say….everyone. Let’s get ready to dance those Dreezy moves all summer long like everybody’s watching. June 29th 

Florence and the Machine/High as Hope It’s lovely to hear you and your band mates destroying our worlds again, Ms. Welch. Is there really anything else to say here? June 29th 

Years & Years/Palo Santo For their much-anticipated sophomore set, this British pop trio has wasted no time in giving us the goods thanks to the three singles released–“Sanctify,” “If You’re Over Me” and the title track-ahead of the album’s official release next month. But perhaps the main reason you might want to grab this album is because the English Breakfast tea sipping boys teamed up with legendary producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Kelly Clarkson), so you know the Y&Y good times are guaranteed to just keep rolling all summer long until the band hits the road this fall. Get ready. July 6th 

Nicki Minaj/Queen With a buffet singles already under her tricycle–“Rich Sex,” “Chun-Li,” “Barbie Tingz” and the glorious, “Bed” (hey, Ari!)–, Ms. Minaj has already given us plenty to feast on from her much-anticipated fourth studio set. So, why the recent delay from June 15th to August 10th, gurl? While the world may never know, we’re just more than f@#king ready for the Young Money spitstress’ first set in four years. And remember, at the end of the day, there’s plenty of room for everyone in the spotlight and of course, plenty of room in the summer music headphones for Nicki’s–and everybody else’s–latest studio adventure…and that it will certainly be. Aug.10th 

Ariana Grande/Sweetener  From the life-changing “No Tears Left To Cry” to the Nicki co-starring “The Light is Coming” to the hot-to-headphones “Raindrops,:” and to the fact that she’s on everyone else’s tracks, too (see..Troye Sivan, Nicki..again), there’s no denying that our Ms. Grande will be the undisputed Kween of the Summer by the time her fourth studio set finally enters our ponytailed worlds in August. Throw in our little obsession with her and Pete Davidson and well, slay, Ari, slay.  Aug. 17th 

Troye Sivan/Bloom   If you don’t know the fabulous musical stylings of Mr. Sivan yet, you certainly will by the time summer is over. Already a young advocate for the LGBTQ community, the out-and-proud singer recently gave us life with the track and video for album single “My My My” (just ask Ellen), and recently he teamed up with the queen of the summer herself, Ms. Ariana Grande,” on “Dance To This,” which you must put on repeat right now. Then mark those calendars for the official release date of what’s sure to be one of the hottest albums of the summer…and of the year. Aug. 31st 

Meghan Trainor/Treat Myself  While we have no idea why Ms. Trainor is on Fox’s The Four (sigh…), what we do know is that we’ll forgive her if her upcoming third studio set hits the mark. And listening as to how her latest singles, “Let You Be Right” and “All the Ways” have a fresh, funky synth-ed up feel to them, it sounds like she could be all about that dance floor just in time for the end of summer, which of course is always the best place to be. Aug. 31st 

 

 

Also for your 2018 sun-kissed playlists…..

Leon Bridges/Good Thing(out now)………………..Charlie Puth/Voicenotes(out now)……..James Bay/Electric Light(out now)……..Dave Matthews Band/Come Tomorrow(out now)…………..Lily Allen/No Shame(out now)………Lykke Li/So Sad/So Sexy(out now)……..Marshmello/Joytime 11(out now)……………….Nine Inch Nails/Bad Witch(out now)…………….Dan + Shay/self-titled(out now)………….Gorillaz/The Now Now(June 29th)……..Rick Astley/Beautiful Life(July 20th)……….Jake Shears/self-titled(August 10th)…………happy streaming! 

 

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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 rest of summer full of….all of it

Let’s go. 

Friday/August 3rd

Cirque Du Soleil Presents:Volta/Greater Oaks Philadelphia Expo Center (through August 26th) 

DVBBS/Hq2 Nightclub @ Ocean Resort Casino 

Keith Urban/BB & T Pavilion 

Cyndi Lauper/Rod Stewart/PPL Center 

Yanni/Borgata Event Center 

Birdtalker/The Foundry

Dzeko/NOTO 

Yung Bae/Johnny Brenda’s 

The Ill Fated Natives/Underground Arts 

J.D Wikes/Milkboy Philly 

Cindy Bradley/South 

Anthony/Ortlieb’s 

Stereo League/Boot & Saddle 

Saturday/August 4th 

Rise Against/Festival Pier 

Cyndi Lauper/Rod Stewart/Boardwalk Hall 

Keyshia Cole/702/Next/Musiq Soulchild/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Jeff Beck/Ann Wilson/BB & T Pavilion 

Beres Hammond/Electric Factory 

Boy George/Culture Club/Tropicana Showroom

Metal/Underground Arts 

Felix Cartal/Delta Heavy/Moshulu 

Dada Life/HQ2 Beachclub @ Ocean Resort Casino

Forever In Your Mind/The Foundry 

Remember Sports/Johnny Brenda’s 

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes/Sound Waves @Hard Rock Casino & Hotel Atlantic City 

Brooke Evers/Premier Nightclub AC

Tie Affair/NOTO 

Chris Lake/HQ2 Nightclub @ Ocean Resort Casino 

Sunday/August 5th 

Us the Duo/TLA 

Psychostick/Voltage Lounge 

Stu Larsen/Milkboy Philly 

The Martinez Brothers/HQ2 Nightclub @ Ocean Resort Casino 

Joey Defrancesco/South 

Afrobar/Ortlieb’s 

Monday/August 6th 

The Dollyrots/Kung Fu Necktie 

The Essex Green/Johnny Brenda’s 

Black Monday/Johnny Brenda’s Downstairs 

Damaged Goods/Ortlieb’s 

Tuesday/August 7th 

Phish/BB & T Pavilion 

De Lux/Voltage Lounge 

The Alarm/World Cafe Live 

The Pink Spiders/Kung Fu Necktie 

West Philadelphia Orchestra/Franky Bradley’s 

Jeffrey Lewis/Johnny Brenda’s

Latterman/Boot & Saddle 

Wednesday/August 8th 

Joan of Arc/Boot & Saddle 

Angelo De Augustine/Johnny Brenda’s 

Agent Moosehead/Ortlieb’s 

Dylan Gardner/Balcony Bar @ The Trocadero 

demrick/Kung Fu Necktie 

Thursday/August 9th 

Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson/BB & T Pavilion 

Diplomats/Cam’ron/Electric Factory 

Tony Toni Tone/After 7/Dell Music Center 

Dark Star Orchestra/Tropicana Showroom

Dean/Underground Arts 

Wimps/Boot & Saddle 

Jeanne Marie Boes/Boot & Saddle 

Mesmeric Haze/Johnny Brenda’s 

Cazzette/NOTO 

Friday/August 10th 

Wiz Khalifa/BB & T Pavilion 

The Offspring/311/Festival Pier 

Drugdealer/Johnny Brenda’s 

Lydia/The Foundry 

Pleasurekraft/Warehouse on Watts 

Foehammer/The Barbary 

Mat Burke/The Barbary 

Brett Andrew/HUNKAJUNK/Laguna Grill & Rum Bar 

Andrew Combs/Boot & Saddle 

Doc Rotten/The Tusk 

Abba The Concert/Resorts Atlantic City 

Saturday/August 11th 

Kimmel Center Presents:Broadway Dreams /Perelman Theater 

Jason Mraz/Mann Center for Performing Arts 

Counting Crows/Live/BB & T Pavilion 

The Piano Guys/Borgata Event Center 

KC and the Sunshine Band/Sugarhouse Casino 

Pedro the Lion/Union Transfer 

Echo Courts/Johnny Brenda’s 

Brett Dennen/Mann Center for Performing Arts

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

Elephante/Daer Nightclub 

The Upper Room/Franky Bradley’s 

Nancy Wilson/Xcite Center @ Parx Casino 

Monday/August 13th 

Sparta/Johnny Brenda’s 

Kill Lincoln/Kung Fu Necktie 

Laughs On Philly/Ortlieb’s 

Tuesday/August 14th 

Pentatonix/BB & T Pavilion

Playboi Carti/The Fillmore 

Seu Jorge/TLA 

Eyes Set to Kill/Voltage Lounge 

West Philadelphia Orchestra/Franky Bradley’s 

Yemen Blues/World Cafe Live-Upstairs 

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 

Whiskey Shivers/Boot & Saddle 

Drown Your Boots/Secret Location 

Thursday/August 16th

Philadelphia Folk Festival/Old Pool Farm 

Ben Folds Five/Mann Center for Performing Arts

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

Tacocat/Boot & Saddle 

Ali Wadsworth/Johnny Brenda’s 

The Volcanics/Kung Fu Necktie 

Cadaveric Spasm/The Barbary 

Friday/August 17th 

All Time Low/Dashboard Confessional/Mann Center 

Fuel/Soul Asylum/Penn’s Peak 

Howie Day/World Cafe Live 

Old Dominion/Citizens Bank Park 

Two Friends/Premier AC 

Gareth Emery/Daer Nightclub 

Chris Blue/The Foundry 

Shaun Frank/NOTO 

Sitting in Cars/The Grape Room 

In the Presence of Wolves/Milkboy Philly 

Walkney/Creep Records Store 

Saturday/August 18th 

Grow Up Great/Commonwealth Plaza @Kimmel Center 

Little Big Town/Miranda Lambert/BB & T Pavilion 

Mura Masa/Union Transfer 

Buku/District N9Ne

Mel Debarge/NOTO 

Blake Shelton/Etess Arena @ Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City 

T-Pain/Hard Rock Casino Hotel Atlantic City 

Martha Graham Cracker/TLA 

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 

Mase/Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City 

Alkaline Trio/Electric Factory 

DK The Drummer/The Foundry 

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 

West Philadelphia Orchestra/Franky Bradley’s 

Wednesday/August 22nd 

Peter Bradley Adams/World Cafe Live/Upstairs 

Akala/Milkboy Philly 

Lecherous Gaze/Boot & Saddle 

Thursday/August 23rd 

Interpol/Union Transfer 

Counting Crows/Etess Arena @ Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City 

Patti Labelle/Gregory Porter/Dell Music Center 

Descendents/The Fillmore 

Arty/NOTO 

Max Swan/Johnny Brenda’s 

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 

DJ Vice/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 

Joanna Pascale/South 

Shane Henderson/Boot & Saddle 

Fifth Dimension/Resorts Atlantic City 

Mile Marker Zero/The Grape Room

DJ CID/NOTO 

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 

goodnight/goodluck/PhilaMOCA 

Aethere/Kung Fu Necktie 

Monday/August 27th

Sarah Elizabeth Charles/South 

Laughs On Philly/Ortlieb’s 

Tuesday/August 28th

Gavin DeGraw/Phillips Phillips/Xcite Center @ Parx Casino 

Liniker e os Caramelows/Johnny Brenda’s 

Black Tusk & Whores/Johnny Brenda’s 

Wednesday/August 29th 

The Offspring/311/Allentown Fairgrounds 

Shonen Knife/Johnny Brenda’s 

Dopethrone/Kung Fu Necktie 

Thursday/August 30th 

Stone Sour/Ozzy Osbourne/PPL Center 

Giorgio Moroder/The Trocadero 

Delta Sleep/Johnny Brenda’s 

Flow Tribe/The Foundry 

Marion Meadows/South 

Friday/August 31st 

Sugarland/Jennifer Nettles/Allentown Fairgrounds

Shinyribs/World Cafe Live 

Chris Isaak/Excite Center @ Parx Casino 

Sherry Lynn/Adelphia 

Cassadee Pope/Sound Waves @ Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City 

CKY/Underground Arts 

Saturday/September 1st 

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

5 Seconds of Summer/Allentown Fairgrounds 

The Jacksons/Sound Waves @ Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City 

Marion Meadows/South 

Ohmme/Boot & Saddle 

Sunday/September 2nd 

Niall Horan/Maren Morris/Allentown Fairgrounds 

Maze/Frankie Beverly/Dell Music Center 

Brett Andrew/HUNKAJUNK/Borgata Outdoor Venue