Must See Philadelphia Festivals, Concerts, and Events in 2016
Appreciators of music, rejoice! Here’s a brief list of must see festivals, concerts, and events coming soon to Philadelphia . Be sure you check out Stubhub for all of your ticketing needs!
Barry Manilow live
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza | Wilkes-barre, PA, US | Sunday 13 March 2016
Catch the famous American singer-songwriter who had five albums simultaneously on the best-seller charts. He’s been named Radio & Records’ No. 1 adult contemporary artist, and won three straight American Music Awards for favorite pop/rock male artist. “Mandy” and “Copacabana” are some of his well-known tunes.
Keswick Theatre | Glenside, PA, US | Sunday 13 March 2016
This Canadian vocal quartet performs operatic pop, or classical and pop mixes. They’re appeared in 2010 on The Oprah Winfrey Show with Celine Dion as well as the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. How many folks can say they’re shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, Paul McCartney, and Natalie Cole?
Clare Dunn and Dylan Scott | PPL Center, Allentown, PA, US | Friday 18 March 2016
Boogey down with country singer known for tunes like “I Don’t Dance,” “I Drive Your Truck,” and “A Woman Like You.”
The Temptations and The Four Tops
Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA, US | Friday 18 March 2016
Spend the night grooving with the band with strong influences on R&B; and soul music evolution, and who have sold tens of millions of albums. This five-man vocalist crew has been known in history for their choreography, harmony, and snazzy wardrobes and are the makers of songs like “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” and “Cloud Nine.”
Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom, and Havok | Sands Bethlehem Event Center | Bethlehem, PA, US | Saturday 19 March 2016
One of thrash metal’s big four, Megadeath is renowned for their technical style; with fast moving parts, complex arrangements, and themes like politics, religion, death and war, common in their repertoire. Check out their “Symphony of Destruction,” “Punishment Due,” and “Rust in Peace.”
We the Kings
Theater of the Living Arts | Philadelphia, PA, US | Wednesday 23 March 2016
Sing along to songs like “Check Yes Juliet” and “We’ll Be A Dream” with this American pop, alternative, rock band. They’ve toured with Simple Plan and were once main stage headliners for Vans Warped Tour.
Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA, US | Friday 01 April 2016
Rock and roll with the pioneers of heavy metal. “Back in Black,” “Highway to Hell,” and “Heatseeker” are some of their famous tracks.
The Mann Center | Tuesday 26 May 2016
Amazing lyricist songwriter Ed Sheeran infuses soulful vocals with hip-hop and folk inspirations to deliver beautiful performances. Famous tunes you should check out include “Thinking Out Loud,” “A Team,” and “Photograph.”
Sands Bethlehem Event Center |Bethlehem, PA, US | Thursday 07 April 2016
Frontman of The Four Seasons in 1960, Frankie Valli is well known for his strong falsetto ability. Songs like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” December 1969,” and “Walk Like A Man” have come from Valli and The Four Seasons.
Lincoln Financial Field | Friday – Saturday 12 -13 June 2016
Chances are you’ve heard her name and heard her music. T-Swift will be bringing the house with her musicianship and singing. Her well known songs include “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Bad Blood,” and “Blank Space.”
The Philly 4th of July Jam
Benjamin Franklin Parkway | Saturday 4 July 2016
Considered the largest free concert in America featuring an array of genres, celebrate America’s birthday at the Philadelphia traditional Wawa Welcome America’s Philly Fourth of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks. The Roots, the city’s favorite band, are expected in attendance.
Mad Decent Block Party
Festival Pier on Penn’s Landing | 6 -7 August 2016
Let loose at one of the biggest block parties of the summer! Produced by Philly-based DJ and Mad Decent founder Diplo, this year’s block party features performances from Major Lazer, Swizzymack, ILoveMakonnen.
47th Philadelphia Folk Festival
Old Poole Farm | Schwenksville, Pennsylvania |August 14-16
The hills of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania come alive every summer with the sound of folk music during the long-running Philadelphia Folk Festival.
The folks at Dharma Home Suites in Philadelphia hope this list will have something for everyone. Party on, responsibly.