This weekend marked the unofficial start of summer. Besides warm weather, beach days, swimming and more, there’s one thing that stands out each and every summer - concert season.
From the Billy Joel to U2, Jimmy Buffett and more, Boston attracts some of the best for concertgoers all summer long. And with outdoor performance venues like Fenway Park, the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and Xfinity Center, you don't want to miss out on enjoying your favorite hits under the stars on a summer night.
We gathered a list of the 20 best summer concerts coming to the area this summer. See something you like? Grab those tickets quick because they are sure to sell out!
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Rascal Flatts returns to Boston with their Back to Us Tour 2018 featuring Dan + Shay and Carly Pearce at Xfinity Center on Saturday, June 9. Tickets start at $35.
The Atlanta-based Zack Brown Band takes the stage at Fenway Park for two performances Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $79
Catch the legendary Foreigner with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. as part of their Juke Box Heroes Tour. Tickets start at $123.
U2 comes to the TD Bank Garden with its eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour. Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $45.50.
Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies are bringing their “Last Summer On Earth 2018 Tour” to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion for one night, Sunday, July 1. They’re joined by Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall. Show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $60.
The legendary Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh & Timothy B. Schmit – with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey bring their summer tour to the TD Garden for two shows Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. Both shows start at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $115.
DMB fans get ready, as the band hits the stage June 22 at the Xfinity Center at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $44.
Rock legends Styx and Joan Jett take the outdoor stage at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $52.
Country music star Luke Bryan brings his music to Fenway Park Friday, July 6 at 5 p.m. with special guest Sam Hunt, along with Jon Pardi and openers Morgan Wallen and DJ Rock. Tickets start at $65.
The Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton are bringing their U.S. summer tour to Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Friday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $70.
The Foo Fighters return to Fenway Park Saturday and Sunday July 21 and 22 at 5:30 p.m. as part of their Concrete and Gold Tour. Tickets start at $79.
Miranda Lambert brings the Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town and special guest Turnpike Troubadours and Tenille Townes to the Xfinity Center on Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $20
Kesha and Macklemore bring their co-headlined tour “The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore” to the Xfinity center for one show Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.
Country music legend Keith Urban brings his Graffiti U World Tour to the Xfinity Center, along with Kelsea Ballerini for one show Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $27.
It’s not summer without Jimmy Buffett, who this year is bringing one show to Fenway Park on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. as part of his “Son of A Son of A Sailor” Tour 2018. Tickets start at $96.
The legendary Piano Man himself returns to Fenway Park for one show only Friday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $159.
Brad Paisley brings his summer concert tour to Xfinity Center with Tyminski for one show only Saturday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $30.
You don’t want to miss two of the world’s greatest rock bands – Journey and Def Leppard – as they bring their North American Tour to Fenway Park on Saturday, Aug. 11 with Cheap Trick at 5:30 p.m. Tickets start at $105.50
Catch the Counting Crows and their 25 Years and Counting 2018 tour with special guest LIVE on Friday, Aug. 17 at Xfinity Center. Tickets start at $19.
Close out summer with Pearl Jam Labor Day Weekend. The iconic band is taking the stage at Fenway Park for two performances Sept. 2 and 4 at Fenway Park. Both shows are at 6:30 p.m.
Plus, there are plenty more where that came from. Check out all concerts coming to the area this summer: