15 Excellent Concerts Coming To Philly This July

Jay-Z and Beyonce, Radiohead, Taylor Swift and more...

Just as the summer heats up, so does the live music calendar.

It’s hard to imagine a more star-studded concert month than the one ahead, Philly. Mega-stars Shania Twain, Taylor Swift and Beyonce (and Jay-Z, too) are making the stadium rounds.

The concert pickings are good even on smaller stages as Ms. Lauryn Hill, Ne-Yo and O-Town sing (and dance) their way into our collective hearts.

Here’s where to catch the best live music in Philadelphia this July.

O-Town

Photo courtesy O-Town

Nearly two decades since forming on MTV's Making The Band, One Direction and Fifth Harmony's predecessor O-Town is still going strong with the pop-R&B vibes, though without original member Ashley Parker Angel.

O-Town

When:Sunday, July 8
Where:The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen Street
Cost:$25

www.thefillmorephilly.com

Shania Twain

Shania TwainPhoto courtesy Shania Twain

Costume changes, a bevy of pop-country hits like Man! I Feel Like a Woman! and That Don't Impress Me Much and tons of choreography are at the forefront of Shania Twain's latest tour. It's hard to not have fun in a stadium full of fans singing along.

Shania Twain

When:Thursday, July 12
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost:$39.95-$159.95

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Vans Warped Tour

Crowds at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New JerseyPhoto courtesy BB&T Pavilion

It's the end of an era. The final Warped Tour holds court both outside in the parking lot and in the amphitheater at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden. Playing up nostalgia and discovery, performing acts include throwbacks like 3OH!3, Mayday Parade, The Maine and Simple Plan alongside newbies Grayscale, Yungblud and more.

Vans Warped Tour

When:Friday, July 13
Where:BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden
Cost:$45-$55

www.vanswarpedtour.com

Ms. Lauryn Hill

In 1998, Fugees member Ms. Lauryn Hill released what would be her only album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, a highly acclaimed collection of songs that spanned R&B, hip-hop, soul and more. Hill pays tribute to the legendary album with a 20th-anniversary tour.

Ms. Lauryn Hill

When:Friday, July 13
Where:Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, 601 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$61.50

www.festivalpierphilly.com

Taylor Swift

Taylor SwiftPhoto courtesy Taylor Swift

Famous for larger-than-life stage shows with some of music's biggest names as surprise special guests, Taylor Swift brings her sultry pop album Reputation to life, along with famous smashes from her back catalogue like Love Story.

Taylor Swift

When:July 13-14
Where:Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
Cost:$45.50-$495

www.lincolnfinancialfield.com

Weezer & Pixies

Photo courtesy Weezer

Though the Pixies are down an original member (the indomitable Kim Deal), and Weezer have recently struggled to produce an original charting hit (outside of their stunning cover of Toto's Africa), this summer pairing of Weezer and Pixies feels right for fans of early indie and guitars.

Weezer & Pixies

When:Saturday, July 21
Where:BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden
Cost:$25-$222

www.livenation.com

Ne-Yo

Photo courtesy Ne-Yo

A multi-talent, Ne-Yo sails across stages with slick dance moves and smooth vocals. The new father who owns thousands of hats has a new album out (Good Man) and is a judge on NBC's World Of Dance.

Ne-Yo

When:Sunday, July 22
Where:The Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Cost:$37-$82

www.thedellmusiccenter.com

The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore

KeshaPhoto courtesy Kesha

From Kesha's rollicking stomper of a jam Woman to Macklemore's sax-heavy hit Thrift Shop, this co-headlining affair promises high-energy, lots of color and big personality music.

The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore

When:Wednesday, July 25
Where:BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden
Cost:$30.50-$299

www.livenation.com

Panic! at the Disco

Panic! At The DiscoPhoto courtesy Panic! At The Disco

Millennials of a certain age know Panic! at the Disco as the angular-haircut, eyeliner-wearing band “with a sense of poise and rationality.” Now, only one original member remains, Brendon Urie, and the outfit are no strangers to pop radio and stadium shows.

Panic! at the Disco

When:Friday, July 27
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost:$29.75-$79.75

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

The Smashing Pumpkins

Photo courtesy Smashing Pumpkins

You can't think of '90s alternative without The Smashing Pumpkins coming to mind. Most of the band has reunited (save for founding bassist D'arcy Wretzky) and are breathing new life into their 30 years of musical output.

The Smashing Pumpkins

When:Saturday, July 28
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost:$33-$129

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

XPoNential Music Festival

Xponential Music FestivalPhoto courtesy Xponential Music Festival

The XPoNential Music Festival, a local live-music summer staple thrown by non-commercial radio station WXPN, features multiple days of performances on New Jersey's side of the Delaware River waterfront at Wiggins Park and the BB&T Pavilion. Often featuring a wide range of artists, the fest this year includes David Byrne and Sylvan Esso (at BB&T Pavilion on Friday, July 27), The War On Drugs (at BB&T Pavilion on Saturday, July 28) and Margo Price, Sunflower Bean, Phoebe Bridgers, Hurry, Harmony Woods and more at Wiggins Park.

XPoNential Music Festival

When:July 27-29
Where:BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden
Cost:$20-$150

www.xpnfest.org

This Is Hardcore Fest

This Is Hardcore FestPhoto courtesy This Is Hardcore Fest

Local metal and hardcore punk festival This Is Hardcore Fest spans three days of moshing and head thrashing. The lineup includes One King Down, Ten Yard Fight, Sick Of It All and Jesus Piece.

This Is Hardcore Fest

When:July 27-29
Where:Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street
Cost:$45-$135

www.thisishardcorefest.com

Billy Joel

Photo courtesy Billy Joel

The Piano Man takes a break from his Madison Square Garden residency to make a short trek south for a show full of hits like Movin' Out, New York State of Mind and Uptown Girl.

Billy Joel

When:Friday, July 27
Where:Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way
Cost:$99.50-$149.50

www.mlb.com

Jay-Z and Beyonce

Photo courtesy Beyoncé

Fresh off the release of their surprise joint album Everything Is Love, The Carters, also known as Jay-Z and Beyonce, continue their summer of love with a co-headlining tour celebrating their art and their union (which in itself is also art).

Jay-Z and Beyonce

When:Monday, July 30
Where:Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
Cost:$49.50-$320

www.beyonce.com

Radiohead

Without a new body of work to support (though with nine albums to their name, do they really need one?), the members of Radiohead continue their American tour, which began in South America in April. OK Computer fervor is still going strong since the album's 20th anniversary last year.

Radiohead

When:Tuesday, July 31 and Wednesday, Aug. 1
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost:$49.50-$89.50

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

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