13 Awesome Concerts Coming To Philly This May

Warmer weather means outdoor concert season is officially here...

With spring (finally) in full effect, Philly’s outdoor venues have opened their doors and are ushering in the first of the season’s open-air concerts, featuring big names like Migos and Daryl Hall & John Oates.

Not surprisingly, the indoor lineups this month are just as good, including Soccer Mommy, Jaden Smith, Bon Jovi and many more.

Mark your calendars and get ready for the musicians and bands hitting the city this May.

Soccer Mommy

While listening to songwriter Sophie Allison — aka Soccer Mommy — deliver killer, deadpan lyrics, it's easy to forget she's just 20 years old. Allison earned her musical stripes on Bandcamp and with labels like Orchid Tapes and Fat Possum, which just released her new album Clean.

Soccer Mommy

When:Thursday, May 3
Where:Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Avenue

www.johnnybrendas.com

WMMR 50th Birthday Concert: Bon Jovi

Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Bon Jovi (maybe you've heard of them?) are headlining local rock station WMMR's 50th birthday concert, so concert-goers so expect a lot of celebrations on all fronts in addition to belt-worthy moments like You Give Love A Bad Name and Livin' On A Prayer.

WMMR 50th Birthday Concert: Bon Jovi

When:Thursday, May 3
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Panda Bear

Panda Bear and Geologist — who make up half of popular experimental outfit Animal Collective — will perform solo sets for an evening of vibe-y grooves at Union Transfer in early May. Panda Bear is touring in support of his vinyl-only EP A Day With The Homies that, according to the musician, is better heard in the open air as opposed to in headphones.

Panda Bear

When:Sunday, May 6
Where:Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street

www.utphilly.com

Amber Mark

Self-described as "mix of alternative R&B mixed with a little tribal and topped off with a little soul,” singer Amber Mark tours behind a stunningly hearbreaking, yet dancey, EP devoted to her mother, who died in 2013.

Amber Mark

When:Monday, May 7
Where:Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Avenue

www.johnnybrendas.com

Jessie Ware

On her third album, Glasshouse, powerhouse British vocalist Jessie Ware skews more pop, something that her electronic roots couldn't have directly foreshadowed. Still, motherhood has pushed Ware to more vulnerable songwriting territory, which is never a bad thing.

Jessie Ware

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

www.venue.tlaphilly.com

Bhad Bhabie

After coining a catchphrase (“cash me outside”) on a 2016 episode of Dr. Phil, Bhad Bhabie, born Danielle Bregoli, has spun a rap career out of the moment, even collaborating with Lil Yachty.

Bhad Bhabie

When:Thursday, May 10
Where:Coda, 1712 Walnut Street

www.codaphilly.com

Bishop Briggs

Fans of ZZ Ward will appreciate the punchiness of London-born, Tokyo- and Hong Kong-raised, Los Angeles-based singer Bishop Briggs, whose debut album, Church Of Scars, was released in April. Real name Sarah McLaughlin (seriously), she cut her teeth in Japanese karaoke joints and choir class.

Bishop Briggs

When:Friday, May 18
Where:Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street

www.utphilly.com

Rumours: Philly Artists Pay Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

One of the best-selling records of all time, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours — which spawned hits like Go Your Own Way and Dreams — gets the Philly treatment from a lineup of local artists like Katie Frank, Ryan Tennis, Primitive Heart & Dwight Remington and Meaghan Kyle, who'll put their spin on the album.

Rumours: Philly Artists Pay Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

When:Saturday, May 19
Where:Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street

www.undergroundarts.org

Migos

If the names Quavo, Offset and Takeoff don't mean anything to you, their collective musical moniker, Migos, should. Their debut 2013 single Versace put them on the map as a first-rate addition to the hip-hop scene, and recent hits like Bad and Boujee and Walk It Talk It — not to mention 2018 hit LP Culture II — prove they've got plenty in the tank.

Migos

When:Saturday, May 19
Where:Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, 601 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard

www.festivalpierphilly.com

92.5 XTU Anniversary Show: Dierks Bentley

Every year, country music fans make the trek across the Delaware River for a day of tailgating and tunes in celebration of country station XTU's anniversary. This year, headliner Dierks Bentley will be joined by LANCO, Brothers Osborne, Morgan Wallen, Carly Pearce and Runaway June.

92.5 XTU Anniversary Show: Dierks Bentley

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

www.925xtu.radio.com

Daryl Hall & John Oates Present Hoagienation Festival 2018

Only in Philly can storied duo Daryl Hall and John Oates throw a daylong festival that doubles as a celebration of hoagies. Back for the second year along the Delaware River waterfront, Hoagienation will see performances from Daryl Hall and John Oates, Train, Fitz and the Tantrums, Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Mo Lowda & The Humble, Beano French and Down North. There will, of course, also be free hoagie tastings.

Daryl Hall & John Oates Present Hoagienation Festival 2018

When:Saturday, May 26
Where:Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, 601 N. Columbus Boulevard

www.hoagienation.com

Post Animal

A healthy combination of Black Sabbath and Tame Impala, these young Chicago psych rockers craft complex, winding songs worth losing yourself in. Though not a member of the touring band, Stranger Things' Joe Keery plays guitar and sings on a few tracks on the band's debut When I Think of You in a Castle.

Post Animal

When:Thursday, May 31
Where:Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Avenue

www.johnnybrendas.com

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