These fourth of July concerts will keep things turned up on Independence Day! If you’re ready to break out and start the summer with a bang, here are some ideas to get your inner party monster ready to dance. From grassroots festivals to major chart-toppers, here are the fourth of July concerts anticipated this year.
Nashville’s Fourth of July Festival
Music City is ranked high on the list of destinations for the fourth of July concerts. Their fireworks show is one of the biggest in the whole country and their concert lineup is superb this year – Brett Eldredge, Mac McAnally, Jessy Wilson, Dylan Scott, and the Grammy-award winning Nashville Symphony make up part of the list, just to name a few. Thousands of people show up year after year to experience awe-inspiring entertainment. Don’t worry, tickets are free. Save your money for delicious festival treats.
With last year’s performances including the likes of Queen Latifah, Arlo Guthrie, and The Texas Tenors from America’s Got Talent, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is hailed for its brilliant twenty-minute-long fireworks show and air show. For one of the earliest New England colonies in America, Independence Day is no joke to Boston! They go all out. Fourth of July concerts don’t get much crazier than this. Extravagant pyrotechnics, boat tours, historical reenactments, and the iconic Boston Pops orchestra covering classic favorites, movie scores, and beloved songs from every generation. Check their website for this year’s lineup.
Peach Music Festival In Scranton, PA
Started by The Allman Brothers Band, this festival starts the party with a bang. It takes place during Independence Day weekend in the lush, hidden green mountains of Scranton. This year will mark its ninth annual festival. This roots-rock concert focuses on making their event fun, funky, and packed with jam band music. Camp out and listen to acoustic sets and energetic funk alike. Bluegrass, rock, and country are popular sounds played here. It is quite possibly the grooviest of all fourth of July concerts. This year, Oysterhead, The String Cheese Incident, Billy & The Kids, and Rebelution are just a few of the artists scheduled to perform.
The Weeknd @ Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Starboy hits Connecticut for this fourth of July weekend. With his effortless vocals and chart-topping sound, The Weeknd is more than a triple threat. He’ll be bringing his A-Game to the Mohegan Sun Arena where over ten thousand seats are available in an upscale resort setting. The Lumineers, Brad Paisley, and Mariah Carey have already blessed the stage for this venue in the past six months, and now Party Monster will be getting his turn. Check for discount ticket options at your favorite sites.
STOMP (New York)
An eclectic collection of movement, comedy, percussion, dance, and Off-Broadway symphony that plays unconventional instruments with attitude. You’ll find household objects and industrial tools alike being used here to create a cacophony that is unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. The entertainment spectacle has been running for years and has become a local favorite and tourist destination for people looking to try new and fun fourth of July concerts. STOMP will be performing at the Orpheum Theatre in New York, New York this fourth of July weekend.
D.C. Jam: Foo Fighters & Chris Stapleton (FedExField, MD)
Fourth of July concerts don’t get more rock n’ roll than this! The Foo Fighters will be celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their debut album release on Independence Day at FedExField, MD. But that’s not all. They’ve recruited R&B legend Pharrell Williams and country singer Chris Stapleton to perform with them, as well as Band of Horses, The Go-Go’s, and more. This inaugural D.C. Jam one-day concert will be one you don’t want to miss if you are in the area.
July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular with The Beach Boys (Los Angeles, CA)
Undoubtedly the most influential bands in rock history, The Beach Boys are kicking off Independence Day weekend in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl. Their performance will set the stage for three nights of wild, patriotic fun. As promised, there will be a spectacular firework show, an iconic venue, and legendary surf music in the warm Cali sun. The Beach Boys will be playing unforgettable classics from their golden years as well as their more recent 2012 material. Tickets start at an affordable $65.
Fillmore Jazz Festival on Independence Day (San Francisco, CA)
A beloved local tradition, the Fillmore Jazz Festival holds the record for being the largest jazz festival on the west coast. It attracts thousands of crowds every year for its soulful jazz music, fine art, and gourmet food. San Francisco doesn’t skimp out – they’ve got everything from Asian to Cajun cuisine. Wander from stage to stage tasting different yummy foods while listening to amazing jazz set to a renaissance background of World War II. It is a groovy gathering you won’t want to miss.
High Sierra Music Festival (East Quincy, CA)
The 30th annual High Sierra Music Festival is in full force this year with a radical lineup of Ziggy Marley, Samantha Fish, Disco Biscuits, Twiddle, and a bunch more at the Plumas County Fairgrounds. The High Sierra Festival is one of the greats on the west coast. It has held out through massive commercial festival takeover and remains an authentic California experience to this day. This July Fourth weekend, camp out and listen to once-in-a-life jams, hang out in the intimate venue, and experience diversity like never before.
Exodus Festival (Las Vegas, NV)
Turn the party up this Independence Day by crashing the city of sin’s hottest EDM festival in town. With a DJ selection that will boggle the mind, you’ll be dancing to DJ Snake, Tiesto, and other artists in a brightly lit pool with a cocktail in hand. This festival rocks the Vegas Strip four weekends in a row with smash hit parties that keep party monsters coming back for more. It is Las Vegas’ longest-running festival for a reason. Get an All-Access Pass so you don’t have to worry about saving your spot when you step out for a drink.
What concerts are you looking forward to this year? Share in the comments below!
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