12+ Can’t-Miss Concerts And Music Festivals In Philly This August

Enjoy the best concerts and festivals in Philly this month...

During the sweltering month of August, it’s easy to cool down with live music at both indoor and outdoor venues in Philadelphia.

A number of great artists make stops in the city this month to give people good reason to spend time in Philly.

No matter what type of music you love, the lineups of live shows, concerts and festivals has something great to offer.

G-Eazy, Logic, YG, & Yo Gotti

Former producer G-Eazy has made the transition from behind the mixing boards to the front of the stage look easy, frequently driving fans into a frenzy. Bonus: For this date at Festival Pier in support of his most recent album "When It's Dark Out," the support acts could easily find themselves headliners.

G-Eazy, Logic, YG, & Yo Gotti

When:Tuesday, August 2
Where:Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, 601 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$49.50

www.festivalpierphilly.com

Erykah Badu

A headliner of last year's Roots Picnic, Erykah Badu's skills as a vocalist and a songwriter have garnered her a devoted fanbase. Her performances remain a rare event, so if you count yourself among her legion of fans, grab a ticket.

Erykah Badu

When:Thursday, August 4
Where:The Tower Theatre, South 69th Street, Upper Darby
Cost:From $79

venue.thetowerphilly.com

This Is Hardcore

What started as a gathering of fringe bands has grown into a four-day festival featuring more than 50 hardcore bands. As one of the genre's staple annual events, the fest attracts the biggest names (both past and present), and this year fares no different, with Gorilla Biscuits, Turning Point, Youth of Today and plenty of others on the bill.

This Is Hardcore

When:August 4-7
Where:Electric Factory, 421 North 7th Street
Cost:$135 for 4-day pass

www.electricfactory.info

Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates and Jhene Aiko

The High Road tour rolls through Philly at the top of the month. With a long list of performers and former Philadelphian DJ Drama on the turntables, pack your bags for a night of fun.

Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates and Jhene Aiko

When:Friday, August 5
Where:BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden
Cost:$19-$285

www.livenation.com

Coldplay

Coldplay's last tour saw them performing in small, intimate venues, but for this trip around the globe, the British band returns to arenas and stadiums. The band drops by the Philadelphia Eagles' home on its 52-stop tour, bringing along three stages and plenty of pyrotechnics to light up the night.

Coldplay

When:Saturday, August 6
Where:Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Avenue
Cost:$25.50-$175.50

www.lincolnfinancialfield.com

Radio 104.5 Block Party

Throughout the summer months, Radio 104.5 throws monthly block parties, curating acts as hot as the season itself. The August installment proves no different with The Struts, Bishop Briggs, 888, The Rebel Light and Sonnder filling out the bill. As always, it costs nothing to attend, but you must get your free tickets in advance.

Radio 104.5 Block Party

When:Sunday, August 7
Where:Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, 601 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free; Must have a ticket for entry

www.radio1045.iheart.com

Halsey

Hailing from New Jersey, twenty-year-old singer and songwriter Halsey got her start on YouTube before working her way up to SXSW and the late-night talk show circuit. The multifaceted electropop artist has garnered comparisons to many of the genre's biggest names while drawing inspiration and influence from a multitude of artists and disciplines.

Halsey

When:Thursday, August 11
Where:Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, 601 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$39.50

www.festivalpierphilly.com

Blink-182

Fresh off the release of the band's seventh album "California", the quintessential pop punk outfit proves they haven't lost a step since its heyday. The album and first single both reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and the effort to recapture the energy of the band's early years shows in this tour's concerts.

Blink-182

When:Friday, August 12
Where:BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden
Cost:$40-$114

www.livenation.com

Mad Decent Block Party

He may now call L.A. home, but anybody who attended Diplo's Hollertronix parties back in the day can't say the DJ and producer didn't leave an indelible mark on Philadelphia during the years he lived here. There's no denying this man knows how to move a crowd, and the Philly stop of the national tour brings out old and new friends such as Baauer, Dirty South Joe and Swizzymack to whip the people and party into a frenzy.

Mad Decent Block Party

When:Saturday, August 13
Where:Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, 601 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$50

www.festivalpierphilly.com

Hiatus Kaiyote

Another veteran of last year's Roots Picnic, the Australian quartet blends elements of jazz, funk, neo and future soul, and the band describes its sound as both multi-dimensional and polyrhythmic. Philly resident and globetrotter DJ Rich Medina spins for the evening.

Hiatus Kaiyote

When:Monday, August 15
Where:Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street
Cost:$25

www.thetroc.com

Philadelphia Folk Festival

This four-day festival takes place on farmland just outside city limits. With headliners including Los Lobos, The Lone Bellow, Del & Dawg, The Wood Brothers and Darlingside, this annual festival funds the nonprofit Philadelphia Folksong Society. World Cafe's David Dye plays host to a special camper-only show on Thursday night.

Philadelphia Folk Festival

When:August 18-21
Where:1323 Salford Station Road, Harleysville
Cost:Cost varies

www.pfs.org

Drake and Future

The coast-to-coast Summer Sixteen tour reunites former road mates and frequent collaborators Drake and Future. Writers and performers of a number of huge hits over the past couple years, the duo's set could get crazy, especially if their 2013 concert in Philly is any indication. Just don't expect Meek Mill to take the stage like last time.

Drake and Future

When:Sunday, August 21
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad Street
Cost:$49.50-$179.50

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Ja Rule and Ashanti

While the former labelmates have only made three songs together, they're both inextricably linked to the music of the early 2000s, during which each artist released a solid stream of hits. Both artists hit the road this summer to treat fans to some quality nostalgia and some new tunes.

Ja Rule and Ashanti

When:Friday, August 26
Where:Electric Factory, 421 North 7th Street
Cost:$35

www.electricfactory.info

Lauryn Hill

Rap royalty and R&B diva Lauryn Hill continues to push boundaries. Though she's only released one solo album in the last 20 years, L-Boogie has never found herself irrelevant. With performances few and far between, Hill is not to be missed.

Lauryn Hill

When:Saturday, August 27
Where:The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue
Cost:$49.50-$129.50

manncenter.org

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