Cue “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. Oh yeah, it’s music lovers’ favorite time of year: summer! So many concerts, so little time. Well, no worries. Here’s a list of the 10 Concerts You Should See This Summer. Thank us, later.
1. concert slide 06_Pitbull
@ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
Date: May 31
Mr. Worldwide headlines New York City’s KTU 103.5’s KTUphoria with Ke$ha as his dirty (in a good way) sidekick. Expect plenty of gyrating and “Dale!”
2. concert slide 05_Kat Dahlia
@ XL Center, Hartford, CT
Date: May 31
Cuban American singer, Kat Dahlia, brings soul to Hot 93.7’s Hot Jam 2013. The annual fest also features two of rap’s new princes, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole.
3. concert slide 09_araabMUZIK
@ Festival Pier (at Penn’s Landing), Philadelphia, PA
Date: June 1
The Guatemalan and Dominican hip-hop/EDM producer/DJ joins the always-energetic festivities at The 6th Annual Roots Picnic. Jimmy Fallon’s house band, the Legendary Roots Crew welcomes Solange, Joey Bada$$, Hit-Boy and more to their picnic. Make sure to bring extra napkins!
4. concert slide 03_Demi Lovato
@ Toyota Park, Chicago, IL
Date: June 15
Chicago radio station 96.3FM’s Pepsi Summer Bash features Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop,” Ne-Yo’s “Miss Independent” and more. Lovatics get your tix now!
5. concert slide 04_La India
La India, Willie Colon, Eddie Santiago & More
@ The MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Date: June 15
Welcome to Hot Tub Time Machine [Salsa Edition]! If you’re in a nostalgic mood for old school salsa then Lo Mejor de los ‘90s is the right concert for you. The throwback lineup includes Jerry Rivera, Lalo Rodriguez, Ismael Miranda, Frankie Negron, and Willie Colon. El Malo is a little more old school than the rest.
6. concert slide 01_Juanes
@ Radio City Music Hall, NYC
Date: June 22
The Colombian rock god brings his hit songs (“La Camisa Negra”) and pop ballads (“Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor”) to the Big Apple via his Loud and Unplugged Tour. It’s the perfect date night.
7. concert slide 02_Arthur Hanlon
@ Centro de Bellas Artes, Puerto Rico
Date: Early August
Hot off his successful Encanto Del Caribe television special, this Irish American artist begins his new tour in PR in early August. With stops in Miami, NYC and more, expect to see special guest appearances in every city. Marc Anthony, anyone?
8. concert slide 10_Bruno Mars
@ American Airlines Arena, Dallas, TX
Date: August 12
Mr. “Locked Out of Heaven” brings his smooth vocals and swoon-inducing lyrics on his Moonshine Jungle World Tour in support of his latest, Unorthodox Jukebox. The Puerto Rican and Filipino crooner will leave you wanting more…and more…and more.
9. concert slide 07_Prince Royce
Prince Royce, Frankie J & More
@ Los Angeles State Historic Park, L.A., CA
Date: August 17
H2o Music Festival aka Univision’s Hispanic 2.0 concert features bachata cutie, Prince Royce, critically acclaimed band, La Santa Cecilia and more. Basically, Royce brings the hunk and Cecilia will definitely bring the funk.
10. concert slide 08_Miguel
@ Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
Date: August 31-Sept. 1
Jay-Z’s at it again. The rapper-curated Budweiser Made in America Festival brings together music’s elite and most buzzworthy artists. From pop royalty (his wife, Beyoncé) to alt metal vets (Nine Inch Nails) to EDM masters (Deadmau5, Calvin Harris) and hip-hop’s new school (2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky)—it’s got everyone. More importantly for us, Miguel is on the bill. Baby making will surely ensue.