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2017 Summer Concerts in Boston

2017 Summer Concerts in Boston

2017 Summer Concerts in Boston


by Kristy Spinelli, BDS Correspondent


BOSTON – There’s a lot about the Summer to love here in the Boston area and one big reason is the amazing concert venues we have.  The artists who sell out every year playing in the Boston area know this is the coolest place to play.  There are some returning this year but a few new added surprises anticipating a hotter than ever season!!!


From Fenway Park and TD Garden in downtown Boston, to Gillette and XFinity Center just down the road a bit, this Summer’s line-up is definitely not one to miss.  Here’s a small sampling of upcoming Summer concerts:


Metallica kicks off Gillette Stadium’s series on May 19th.  This stadium although awesome to see a concert at is a bit tricky to get in and out of.  Plan accordingly…it’s usually a VERY long day (tailgating) and night!!!  Bag policies are strict here so remember ladies, it’s a tiny clutch, clear zip-lock or Gillette approved clear bag…that is it.

May 19:  Metallica

June 25: U2

August 4:  Coldplay

August 25 & 26:  Kenny Chesney

August 29th:  Justin Bieber

Xfinity Center (formally Great Woods, Tweeter Center) is an outdoor amphitheater in Mansfield and just down the road from Gillette.  This summer is has a big concert line-up.  Easier to get in and out of than Gillette and this stadium is built specifically for concerts.  “Meet and greets” here are usually a great add-on for relatively cheap money and it’s fun to get up and personal with your favorite artists.


June 2:  Country Megaticket

June 3:  Dierks Bentley with Cole Swindell

June 9:  Jack Johnson

June 11:  Train

June 16:  Jam 94.5 Fest with Chris Brown & Lil Wayne

June 17:  Kiss 108 Featuring Miley Cyrus & Flo Rida

June 24:  Luke Bryan

July 8:  Nickelback with Daughtry

July 22:  Sam Hunt

August 4:  OneRepublic

August 5:  Brad Paisely

August 12:  Lady Antebellum

August 19:  Jimmy Buffett

September 8:  Matchbox 20 and Counting Crows

Fenway Park is probably the coolest place you can see any artist this Summer.  Being at Fenway any day is crazy cool enough but to experience a concert there should be on everyone’s bucket list.  Fenway has added some new artists this year so grab a ticket if you can…you will never regret this decision!!  AND bonus, if you have field seats…yes, you are actually ON the field at Fenway Park!!!


June 17 & 18:  Dead & Company

July 7:  Florida Georgia Line with Backstreet Boys

July 8:  The Total Package Tour/NKOTB, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men

August 11:  James Taylor

August 30:  Billy Joel

September 1 & 2:  Lady Gaga

TD Garden located at North Station in Boston is not only home for the Bruins and Celtics but a prime arena for concerts all year.  Given the great downtown location it is easy to get in and out and a fun place to meet up with people at the local popular bars and Faneuil Hall before/after the show.


June 2:  Chainsmokers with Kiiara

July 7:  Tim McGraw with Faith Hill

August 23:  Shawn Mendes

September 22 & 23:  Ed Sheeran

October 7:  Bruno Mars

Get tickets early.  Even if a show is sold out there are plenty of tickets being resold for these events.  Be patient and look around for the best deals.  If something looks too good to be true via resale, it probably is.  Use, or the venue’s resell websites to ensure your ticket is indeed a valid one!!









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