Concert craze crescendos into summer


It’s a hot summer night and you’re having the time of your life listening to your favorite band. Only you’re not listening to them on the radio; you’re witnessing their electrifying music up close and personal at their concert.

Summer concerts are notorious for their thrilling and exhilarating atmosphere, making them irresistible and a definite item on almost every teen’s summer bucket list.

Whether you’re into country, pop or rock n’ roll, there is at least one summer concert for you.

For all you country fans out there, you have a lot of options to choose from. For a more modern twist, look into Lady Antebellum performing at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre on August 27th or Rascal Flatts performing at PNC Bank Arts Center on June 22nd.

If you’re looking more for a country solo artist rather than a band, check out Jason Aldean playing on August 2nd at XFINITY Theatre, Luke Bryan who is performing at the PNC Bank Arts Center on June 1st, or Blake Shelton who will be at Madison Square Garden on August 1st.

Gracyn Levenson ’16, a huge country fan, says, “Jason Aldean is my absolute favorite country artist. His voice is so unique and smooth, and he’s not too bad to look at either.”

If you’re into pop music, one of the most frequently seen boy bands is the one and only One Direction. Putting their devastatingly good looks aside, their voices are irresistible and their lyrics will be sure to make your heart melt. Be sure to try to get tickets to their concert at MetLife Stadium on August 4th.

“Boy band concerts are always good. You get to see good-looking boys sing good music; what more could you want?” says Camilla Broccolo ’14.

Some other boy band concerts that you should check out this summer include One Republic and The Script playing on June 29th at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre.

Two more current pop artists that you should definitely think of seeing are Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus. These two media super women will be sure to give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Be sure to look for tickets to see Katy Perry on July 7th at the Mohegan Sun Arena or Miley Cyrus, who’s performing at the Nassau Coliseum on August 1st.

“Miley’s concert was unforgettable. I’ve never experienced a concert so thrilling and entertaining,” Gabby Perry ’16.

Whether you’re going for the music, the good-looking artists or just to have a good time with your friends, definitely make sure to put going to a summer concert on your bucket list.

“Summer concerts are perfect for everyone. No matter which artists you see or who you go with, you’ll always, without fail, have a good time,” says Broccolo.