Music all summer long: Catch concerts around the region
The 2015 summer concert season has arrived, and York County fans can catch their favorite artists performing at some of the region's premiere music venues all summer long.
Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, Van Halen, the Zac Brown Band, Motley Crüe and many more are slated to perform in the area this summer.
In addition to regular concerts, several of the region's celebrated music festivals will return with eclectic lineups.
Mixtape fest, XpoNential Music fest, Vans Warped Tour, Penn State's Arts Fest and Jay Z's Made in America Festival are all scheduled to return in 2015.
Mixtape Festival brings together some of the most iconic pop artists of the 1980s and '90s for one day of entertainment at Hersheypark Stadium.
New Kids on the Block, TLC, Nelly, Sugar Ray, Salt-n-Pepa and Vanilla Ice will be performing some of pop music's greatest hits from the Generation X era.
June 27, 4 p.m. Tickets $30.10-$100.10.
Other Hersheypark Stadium concerts include:
Show of the Summer featuring Shawn Mendes, Fifth Harmony, Jack & Jack, R5, Sabrina Carpenter and Jacob Whitesides, June 28, 4 p.m. Tickets $30.10-$64.60.
Kelly Clarkson, July 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets $25 to $99.50.
Ariana Grande, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30 to $79.50.
Mötley Crüe featuring special guest Alice Cooper, Giant Center, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets $30-$465+.
Van Halen, Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 to $134.60.
5 Seconds of Summer, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $29.50 to $69.50.
Zac Brown Band, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets $30.10 to $75.
For tickets and more concerts, go to www.hersheyentertainment.com/hersheypark-stadium/events/.
Vans Warped Tour will return to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, this July with its signature mix of indie, pop-punk and hardcore music.
Fan favorites Asking Alexandria, August Burns Red, Carousel Kings, The Wonder Years and many more will take the stage for hours of all-ages entertainment.
July 18, noon. Tickets $38.50 to $48.50.
Information: vanswarpedtour.com and facebook.com/warpedtour.
Other Baltimore concerts include:
Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa, Merriweather Post Pavilion, June 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets $58 to $500+. Information: www.merriweathermusic.com.
The Band Perry, Pier Six Concert Pavilion, July 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets $35 to $65. Information: www.piersixpavilion.com.
The Eagles, Royal Farms Arena, July 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets $50 to $185. Information: www.royalfarmsarena.com.
Willie Nelson, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $45 to $75. Information: www.merriweathermusic.com.
Crack the Sky, Pier Six Concert Pavilion, Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. Tickets $25 to $50. Information: www.piersixpavilion.com.
Santana, Pier Six Concert Pavilion, Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $55 to $339. Information: www.piersixpavilion.com.
XPoNential Music Festival gives fans and supporters of radio station WXPN a chance to see some of the biggest names in indie, Americana and alternative music.
Indigo Girls, Dawes, Courtney Barnett, Delta Rae and First Aid Kit are among the artists who will take the stage at the Camden Waterfront for three days in July.
July 24-26. Tickets $130 for three-day go anywhere pass (half-price for members).
Other Philadelphia-area concerts include:
Paul McCartney, Wells Fargo Center, Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets $124 to $500+. Information: www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com.
Rush, Wells Fargo Center, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $203 to $500+. Information: www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com.
Dave Matthews Band, Susquehanna Bank Center, June 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets $54 to $102.
Foo Fighters, Susquehanna Bank Center, July 6 and 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets $55 to $95. Information: www.susquehannabankcenter.org.
Shania Twain, Wells Fargo Center, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $19 to $500+. Information: www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com.
Smashing Pumpkins with Marilyn Manson, Susquehanna Bank Center, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. Tickets $35 to $79.50. Information: www.susquehannabankcenter.org.
Billy Joel, Citizens Bank Park, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets $49.50 to $129.50. Information: www.ticketmaster.com/Citizens-Bank-Park-tickets-Philadelphia/venue/16840.