14 Must-See Concerts Hitting Philly This September

Big names in music hit Philly stadiums, stages and festivals all month long...

Though the busy summer music season begins to wind down this month, there’s no shortage of artists making stops in Philadelphia in September.

Catch an epic music festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (yup, Made in America) and two of music’s first ladies — Adele! Beyoncé! — at huge Philly stadiums.

Check out our list below for some of the not-to-miss live music coming to Philadelphia this September.

Made in America Music Festival

Made in AmericaPhoto by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia

On Labor Day weekend, Jay Z’s massive the two-day Made in America music festival returns to Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway with national and local acts like Rihanna, Coldplay, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, Jamie xx, FKA twigs, Lil Uzi Vert and dozens more. Last year, more than 140,000 people attended over two days. Grab tickets while you can!

Made in America Music Festival

When:September 3-4
Where:Benjamin Franklin Parkway

www.madeinamericafest.com

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen and his band bring their ever-beloved show to Citizens Bank Park for two nights this month. Snag tickets to see the Boss before his legions of local fans snap them all up.

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

When:Wednesday, September 7 and Friday, September 9
Where:Citizens Bank Park, Packer Avenue

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Steven Tyler

In 2015, Aerosmith’s legendary frontman Steven Tyler broke out on his own as a solo country artist, releasing singles with help from renowned musician and producer by T Bone Burnett. Tyler’s Out on a Limb tour gives fans a listen of his new sound, as backed by Nashville-based band, Loving Mary.

Steven Tyler

When:Wednesday, September 7
Where:The Tower Theatre, South 69th Street, Upper Darby

venue.thetowerphilly.com

ScHoolboy Q and Joey Bada$$

Critic and fan favorites alike, ScHoolboy Q and Joey Bada$$ team up for a powerhouse tour filled with both radio smashes and underground hits.

ScHoolboy Q and Joey Bada$$

When:Thursday, September 8
Where:Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street

www.electricfactory.info

Blues Traveler, The Wallflowers and G. Love & Special Sauce

A supertour of 90s chart-toppers, the combination of Blues Traveler, The Wallflowers and Philly's own G. Love might just be the ultimate throwback for members of Generation X.

Blues Traveler, The Wallflowers and G. Love & Special Sauce

When:Thursday, September 8
Where:The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue

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Adele

For two nights, phenomenal British songwriter and singer Adele stops in Philadelphia to say “Hello.” Recently named again by Time magazine as one of its most influential people, the soulful vocalist draws tens of thousands to her often-moving shows.

Adele

When:September 9-10
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Sleigh Bells

This Brooklyn-based duo is a veteran band on the festival circuit, and the indie pop band's tunes have also appeared in television shows, films and commercials. So, despite having not released an album since 2013, their tunes will definitely ring a bell.

Sleigh Bells

When:Monday, September 12
Where:Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street

www.utphilly.com

Danny Brown

Detroit's progressive rap star Danny Brown hasn't dropped an album in four years, but come September 30, new music hits with Atrocity Exhibition, his fourth album. Catch the live show to accompany the album drop — which includes the single “Pneumonia,” recently named named Best New Track by Pitchfork.

Danny Brown

When:Wednesday, September 14
Where:Theatre of The Living Arts, 334 South Street

venue.tlaphilly.com

Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party: Chvrches, Miike Snow, Iration, The Griswolds

The last installment of Radio 104.5's Summer Block Party brings out Glasgow’s synth-pop band Chvrches with support acts sure to keep Festival Pier jumping like Mike Snow and Iration. The concert is free, but fans have to tune in to Radio 104.5 or go online to find out when and where to get tickets.

Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party: Chvrches, Miike Snow, Iration, The Griswolds

When:Sunday, September 18
Where:Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, 601 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard

www.festivalpierphilly.com

Ziggy Marley

The son of reggae icon Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley has established himself as a star in his own right. The eldest of Bob's children continues to produce new music and release live albums recorded at his concerts.

Ziggy Marley

When:Tuesday, September 20
Where:The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen Street

www.thefillmorephilly.com

Morrissey

First know as the great frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey embarked on a solo career nearly 30 years ago and the singer-songwriter has a solid, faithful base of fandom — many of whom will surely show up at The Tower for this show.

Morrissey

When:Thursday, September 22
Where:The Tower Theatre, S. 69th Street, Upper Darby

venue.thetowerphilly.com

Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour

If “Bad Boy for life…” was your mantra in the late ’90s, heads up. Puff Daddy & The Family kick off the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour this September with a roster of big talent — think Lil' Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, Mario Winans, 112, Total, Carl Thomas, The Lox, French Montana and Puffy himself.

Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour

When:Friday, September 23
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Beyoncé: The Formation World Tour

Have you longed to share the same space as Queen Bey? September might just be your lucky time, when Beyoncé heads to the Lincoln Financial Field as part of The Formation World Tour. Known to put on an epic, dance-filled performance, Beyoncé will take to the stage to promote her latest album Lemonade.

Beyoncé: The Formation World Tour

When:Thursday, September 29
Where:Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Avenue

www.lincolnfinancialfield.com

James Blake

An artist known for his collaborative chops — most recently with Beyoncé on Lemonade — the British singer/songwriter/producer quietly dropped his own album, The Colour in Anything, earlier this year. Catching the Londoner in concert on this side of the pond should definitely make it on your calendar.

James Blake

When:Friday, September 30
Where:Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street

www.electricfactory.info

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