In the heart of summer, all of IC’s favorite cities around the country are popping with concerts and festivals. From iconic stadiums and hilltop havens, here are a IC’s favorite live music venues in the US.
Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara, CA
Carved into a hillside overlooking Downtown Santa Barbara, this small amphitheater is the perfect summer compliment to this quaint Southern California city. Having hosted iconic shows from the likes of Joni Mitchell and Tears for Fears in its 80-year history, the venue keeps up this summer with upcoming shows from The Who and Van Morrison.
Check out Hotel Milo Santa Barbara for all your Santa Barbara Bowl shows.
The Boston Red Sox’s historic stadium has a double life as one of the city’s best concert venues, hosting several big concerts a summer. Just this July, larger-than-life acts Dead & Company and Paul McCartney have already performed by the stadium’s famous Green Monster wall. The field will host James Taylor, Billy Joel, Zac Brown Band, and Jason Aldean before the season is over.
Check out the Boxer Boston Hotel for all your Fenway Park shows.
The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater
Miami Beach, FL
While northerners head outside for their summer concerts, Miamians head into the air-conditioning. The Fillmore Miami Beach is a leading South Florida venue for classic rock, comedy shows and touring concerts. Once home to the Jackie Gleason Show and annual Miss America pageants, it’s an historical destination as much as an entertaining one. Keep an eye out for upcoming shows from Ray LaMontagne, Jill Scott, and Leon Bridges.
New York, NY
America’s most popular urban park welcomes hundreds of performances every summer. From ongoing traditions on the Great Lawn like the annual Philharmonic free concerts to the Summerstage concert series, there’s so much to go out for. Still set to take place this summer are shows from The Beach Boys, Chicago and the Go-Go’s.
Check out Duane Street Hotel for all of your Central Park shows.
The Howard Theater
At 116 years old, the Howard Theater is one of DC’s most storied venues, having hosted a bevy of soulful icons including James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., and the Supremes. Its stately auditorium and eclectic roster of performers make it one of DC’s favorites. The Original Wailers Reunion Show and Harlem Gospel Choir are among the most anticipated shows set for this summer.
Check out the St.Gregory Hotel for all your Howard Theater shows.