13 Can’t-Miss Concerts Coming To Philly This September

A festival of local acts, goodbye tours and more…

Fall comes to town this month, which means the seasonal shuttering of outdoor venues — but not before closing summer concert season with a bang.

Embrace your last opportunities to see shows outdoors at the BB&T Pavilion and the Dell Music Center while settling into a fall and winter season of indoor blockbusters at big-scale locations like the Wells Fargo Center.

As for the music, the Philadelphia area bids farewell with final tours from Ozzy Osbourne and Joan Baez, while welcoming home Diplo and the many local artists — like Low Cut Connie and Derrick Hodge — on the Philly Music Fest lineup.

There are plenty of shows to get into this September, Philly, so mark your calendars.

Party in the Park with Maze, Frankie Beverly and The Whispers

After getting their start in Philadelphia in the early 1970s, R&B group Maze featuring Frankie Beverly made a move to the Bay Area, befriended Marvin Gaye and found success throughout the late ’70s and ’80s with singles like “Feel That You're Feelin’,” “Back In Stride” and “While I’m Alone.” 

Party in the Park with Maze, Frankie Beverly and The Whispers

When:Sunday, September 2
Where:The Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Cost:$40-$85

www.thedellmusiccenter.com

Diplo

After hitting the festival stage at Made In America, one-time Philly resident Diplo — along with Mad Decent affiliated artists like Anna Lunoe, Dirty South Joe, Cashmere Cat and Jai Wolf — will continue the party in Fishtown for a late night Labor Day weekend party.

Diplo

When:Sunday, September 2
Where:The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen Street
Cost:$40

www.thefillmorephilly.com

Goose Island 215 Block Party with Yeah Yeah Yeahs

When Yeah Yeah Yeahs emerged out of New York City in the early 2000s, the trio quickly became one of the defining bands of the rock genre, marked by Karen O’s wailing vocals and the songs' gut-punchiness. They headline the Chicago craft beer company’s Philly music festival with support from Twin Peaks, Joey Purp and Mannequin Pussy.

Goose Island 215 Block Party with Yeah Yeah Yeahs

When:Saturday, September 8
Where:Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street
Cost:$22

www.electricfactory.info

Camden Jam with Lil’ Mo and Arrested Development

Celebrating Camden’s evolving arts scene is Camden Jam, a music festival that brings the city’s (and Philadelphia’s) top artists to the stage along with headliners hip-hop acts Lil’ Mo and Arrested Development.

Camden Jam with Lil’ Mo and Arrested Development

When:Saturday, September 8
Where:Wiggins Park Marina, Riverside Drive, Camden
Cost:Free, suggested $10 donation

www.connectthelotscamden.com

Sugarland

After a five-year hiatus, Sugarland, the country duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have reunited, released their first album in eight years and are hitting the road in support of said album, Bigger.

Sugarland

When:Sunday, September 9
Where:The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue
Cost:$31-$85

www.manncenter.org

Niall Horan

Irish singer-songwriter Horan got his start as a solo act. But thanks to "The X-Factor," he was grouped together with fellow pop-friendly vocalists Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, and thus One Direction was born. The group has since gone their separate ways — and back to their roots — with Horan rocking the stage solo behind his debut album, Flicker.

Niall Horan

When:Tuesday, September 11
Where:BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden
Cost:$29.50-$107

www.bbtpavilion.org

Ozzy Osbourne

The name Ozzy Osbourneconjures many images: the long, raven-haired singer of Black Sabbath, the bat-biting solo artist, the first father of reality television. Now Ozzy is retiring his role as a touring artist. Although he’ll still be playing live, he’s hanging his hat on multi-month treks.

Ozzy Osbourne

When:Wednesday, September 12
Where:BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden
Cost:$25-$299

www.bbtpavilion.org

Outlaw Music Festival with Willie Nelson, Van Morrison and more

Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival brings a slew of bluegrass, roots rock and country acts to one place, effectively creating a one-stop-shop for all things genre. Other than the event’s curator, expect performances from Van Morrison, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Greensky Bluegrass and Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real.

Outlaw Music Festival with Willie Nelson, Van Morrison and more

When:Saturday, September 15
Where:BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden
Cost:$39.50-$299.50

www.bbtpavilion.org

Drake with Migos

Between his three No. 1 singles, “God's Plan,” “Nice For What” and “In My Feelings,” Drake has spent more than 20 weeks atop the charts. Paired with another hit-churning act, Migos (you might recognize songs “Bad and Boujee,” “Walk It Talk It” and “Versace”) this two-night jaunt is the perfect way to cap off the summer.

Drake with Migos

When:Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost:$49.50-$179.50

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Childish Gambino

Donald Glover’s musical alter ego started the summer on a resonant note with the release of “This Is America,” a poignant track with a video that meditates on race and violence. He followed “America” with two tropically laced songs bundled together as the Summer Pack. Now, he continues the momentum with an arena tour.

Childish Gambino

When:Tuesday, September 18
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost:$49.50-$129.50

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Bruno Mars

 You’d be hard-pressed to find a cohort of listeners who can’t find something to love about Bruno Mars. Between the dance moves, the throwback vocal styling and catchy tunes, Mars is made for mass appeal.

Bruno Mars

When:Wednesday, September 19 and Thursday, September 20
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost:$59.50-$175

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Joan Baez

A formidable voice in both the folk and activist communities, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Baez supports her latest album Whistle Down The Wind, her first new body of work in a decade, and commemorates her career with her final full-fledged tour.

Joan Baez

When:Wednesday, September 26
Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost:$84.50-$134.50

www.kimmelcenter.org

Philly Music Fest

It’s no secret Philadelphia’s music scene is one to be reckoned with. From songwriters to producers, session players to rappers, our city’s got a bit of every practice and genre. To celebrate, three venues across the city will host all-Philly artist lineups for four days. Expect sets from Pissed Jeans, Waxahatchee, Low Cut Connie, The Districts, Hardwork Movement, Rich Medina, Kingsley Ibeneche and so many more.

Philly Music Fest

When:Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, September 30
Where:Various locations including World Cafe Live Philadelphia, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost:$15-$50

www.phlmusicfest.com

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