26 hot summer concerts
The 2016 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, Elton John, Beyonce, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett and many more are scheduled to perform around the region this summer.
In addition to regular concerts, several of the region’s most celebrated music festivals will return to the area with brand new lineups. Music lovers can catch the Mixtape fest, XpoNential Music fest, Vans Warped Tour, The Roots Picnic and many more this summer.
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, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees, O-Town and Paula Abdul will be performing some of pop music’s greatest hits from the Generation X era.
Saturday, Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. Tickets $20 to $200+. Information: mixtapefestival.com.
Other Hersheypark Stadium concerts include:
Beyonce: June 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $64 to $200+. Information: www.beyonce.com.
Dixie Chicks: June 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets $20 to $140. Information: www.dixiechicks.com.
Def Leppard with REO Speedwagon and Tesla: June 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets $20 to $200+. Information: www.defleppard.com.
5 Seconds of Summer: July 2 at 7:30. Tickets $15 to $200+. Information: www.5sos.com/home.
Paul McCartney: July 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $65 to $200+. Information: www.paulmccartney.com
Blink-182: Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets $15 to $200+. Information: www.blink182.com.
Vans Warped Tour will return to Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, Maryland, in July with its signature mix of indie, pop-punk and hardcore music.
Fan favorites Less Than Jake, Newfound Glory, Pepper, Sum 41 and many more will take the stage for hours of all-ages entertainment.
Other Baltimore concerts include:
The Avett Brothers: Pier Six Concert Pavillion, June 3 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $61 to $200+. Information: www.theavettbrothers.com.
Peter Frampton: Lyric Opera House, June 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets $78 to $128. Information: www.peterframpton.com.
Ellie Goulding: Merriweather Post Pavillion, June 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets $45 to $59.50. Information: www.elliegoulding.com.
Tame Impala: Merriweather Post Pavillion, June 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets $45 to $55. Information: www.tameimpala.com.
The Temptations: Rams Head On Stage, July 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets $135 to $200+. Information: www.thetemptations.xyz.
Miranda Lambert: Merriweather Post Pavillion, August 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets $45 to $125. Information: www.mirandalambert.com.
Maroon 5: Royal Farms Arena, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $27.50 to $123. Information: www.maroon5.com/home.
XPoNential Music Festival gives fans and supporters of the independent radio station a chance to see some of the biggest names in indie, americana and alternative music.
Ryan Adams, Alabama Shakes, Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr. and Old Crow Medicine Show are among the artists who will take the stage at the Camden Waterfront for three days in July.
July 22 through 24, 5:00 p.m. Tickets $140 for 3-day go anywhere pass (half-price for members). Information: xpnfest.org.
Philly’s own The Roots will take a break from their gig as the house band for "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" to play their annual Roots Picnic at the Festival Pier in Philadelphia.
Future, Usher, Leon Bridges, DMX, The Roots and more provide one of the region’s most eclectic festival lineups with a mixture of Philly soul, pop, indie, R&B, dance and world music.
June 4 at 11 a.m. Tickets $99 to $200+. Information: http://rootspicnic.com,
Other Philadelphia concerts include:
Zac Brown Band: BB&T Pavillion, Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets $25 to $125. Information: www.zacbrownband.com.
Wilco: Mann Center for the Performing Arts, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $29.50 to $69.50. Information: wilcoworld.net.
Dave Matthews Band: BB&T Pavillion, June 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets $40.50 to $80.50. Information: http://davematthewsband.com.
Modest Mouse with Brand New: Mann Center for the Performing Arts, July 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets $34.99 to $70. Information: http://modestmouse.com.
Jimmy Buffett: BB&T Pavillion, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets $36 to $136. Information: www.margaritaville.com.