15 Incredible Concerts To Catch In Philadelphia This May

Mumford & Sons, T.I., Brad Paisley and more take the stage this month in Philly...

Both the weather and the concert calendar are heating up in Philly this month.

It’s touring season, which means tons of musicians and bands are on the road. The only problem? Choosing which great show to hit on any particular night.

Read on for our top picks for May, below.

Infected Mushroom

Criss-crossing the globe on their current world tour, the members of Infected Mushroom know how to put on a show. The trance group, hailing from Israel, has brought their live, multimedia performances everywhere from Burning Man to Coachella to the Ultra Music Festival.

Infected Mushroom

When:Thursday, May 4
Where:Theatre of The Living Arts, 334 South Street

www.livenation.com

Mastadon

With a sound that pulls from various rock 'n' roll sub-genres, Mastodon are on the road in support of their latest album, Emperor of Sand. Anticipation for the release and accompanying shows proved so feverish that the show is sold out, but die-hard fans know where to look to find tickets.

Mastadon

When:Saturday, May 6
Where:Electric Factory, 421 North 7th Street

www.electricfactory.info

Ryan Adams

Singer-songwriter, producer, vocalist, musician and poet Ryan Adams recently dropped Prisoner, his sixteenth solo album since 2000. With a career that's spanned years and musical styles, his fans still sing his praises and continue to want more.

Ryan Adams

When:Saturday, May 6
Where:The Tower Theatre, S. 69th Street & Ludlow Streets, Upper Darby

www.livenation.com

T.I.

Philadelphia makes the list as one of the stops on T.I.'s 36-city run for the Hustle Gang Tour. Carving out a career not only as an MC but also as an actor, the Atlanta native continues to deliver show-stopping performances on the screen and on the stage.

T.I.

When:Wednesday, May 10
Where:Theatre of The Living Arts, 334 South Street

www.livenation.com

Desiigner

When your debut single hits the top spots on Billboard's charts (and goes four-times platinum) and you guest on Kanye's latest album, you know you're doing something right. With his debut album in the works, Desiigner is living the life of a champion right now.

Desiigner

When:Friday, May 12
Where:Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street

www.thetroc.com

Future

A month after bringing out Migos, Ty Dolla $ign and Drake to the Coachella stage, Future brings Migos and the Nobody Safe Tour to Philly. Future Hendrix released two No. 1 albums this year, dropping FUTURE and HNDRXX a week apart. Amazingly, he actually replaced himself from Billboard's top spot when the second album came out, making him the first artist ever to release two chart-toppers at the same time.

Future

When:Friday, May 12
Where:BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard

www.livenation.com

Radio 104.5 10th Birthday Celebration

With a birthday so nice, they have to party twice. To celebrate hitting the decade mark, Radio 104.5 will throw two concerts: one in May and one in June. The June festivities are already sold out, but a few tickets remain for the May show, which features Kings of Leon, Bastille, Empire of the Sun, The 1975, Rag'n'Bone Man and Fitz and the Tantrums.

Radio 104.5 10th Birthday Celebration

When:Saturday, May 13
Where:BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden

www.livenation.com

Trey Songz

Blending elements of R&B and hip-hop, Trey Songz has built a loyal fanbase due to his musical talents and electrifying live performances. The best of both of those worlds comes together on this tour to support the recent release of Tremaine.

Trey Songz

When:Saturday, May 13
Where:Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street

www.electricfactory.info

Brad Paisley

Country music superstar Brad Paisley hits the stage in Philly after releasing Love and War in April. Paisley brings along the next generation of country stars in Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell for the tour.

Brad Paisley

When:Friday, May 19
Where:BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard

www.livenation.com

99.3 MMR*B*Q with Godsmack, Live, Bush and others

Not only does 99.3 WMMR rock, but it also grills and throws mega-concerts. The radio station dives into its Roladex to call on Godsmack, Live, Bush, The Pretty Reckless, The Struts, Zakk Sabbath, Rival Sons, Dinosaur Pile Up and Stolen Rhodes to keep things moving and shaking at BB&T Pavilion in Camden.

99.3 MMR*B*Q with Godsmack, Live, Bush and others

When:Saturday, May 20
Where:BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden

www.livenation.com

Marian Hill

It seems like just yesterday that Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol took the stage at Boot & Saddle for their first show as Marian Hill. The electronic synth pop duo — both natives of Havertown in nearby Delaware County — has since rocketed to worldwide acclaim and success. Expect a packed house filled with family and friends.

Marian Hill

When:Saturday, May 20
Where:Theatre of The Living Arts, 334 South Street

www.livenation.com

Trey Anastasio Band

No stranger to the road, Trey Anastasio is touring with the aptly named Trey Anastasio Band (TAB) this month. While TAB began with just three members, it has since grown to include 10, all of whom will be on the Paper Wheels Tour when it hits The Fillmore.

Trey Anastasio Band

When:Thursday, May 25
Where:The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen Street

www.livenation.com

Mumford & Sons

London folk-rock group Mumford & Sons returns to Philadelphia, stopping by the BB&T Pavilion for a show on their global tour. No tickets remain, but don't fret: The band partners with Lyte to assist fans with ticket exchanges for sold-out shows.

Mumford & Sons

When:Thursday, May 25
Where:BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden

www.livenation.com

Daryl Hall and John Oates Present HoagieNation with Tears for Fears, G. Love & Special Sauce and others

Daryl Hall and John Oates launch the inaugural HoagieNation at Festival Pier this month. The pop-rock duo shares the stage with Tears for Fears, G. Love & Special Sauce, Vivian Green, Marah, Son Little, Allen Stone and Kandace Springs for the daylong festival.

Daryl Hall and John Oates Present HoagieNation with Tears for Fears, G. Love & Special Sauce and others

When:Saturday, May 27
Where:Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, 601 N. Columbus Boulevard

www.livenation.com

Future Islands

Hailing from just down I-95, Baltimore's Future Islands earned its reputation for amazing live performances. Drawing on the band's numerous and various musical backgrounds to create a distinct sound, the band just released its fifth album, The Far Field.

Future Islands

When:Monday, May 29
Where:The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen Street

www.livenation.com

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