This Summer's Gonna Rock

With the hot summer sun, comes an even hotter concert lineup

There’s no doubt about it. By September, you might need to invest in a hearing aide.

Why you ask? Because this summer is going to rock.

At the Wachovia Center, which is normally home to the Flyers, Sixers and Wings, there are three acts you won’t want to miss. On June 10 and 22, Carole King and James Taylor will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. June 19 the souful Maxwell and Jill Scott will perform at 7 p.m. and on July 31 at 7:30 p.m., rock with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

But not to be outdone, Camden’s crown jewel on the waterfront makes it's case to be the epicenter of the concert season. And to say the Susquehanna Bank Center will be loud all summer is an understatement. The usual mix of annual shows like the 92.5 XTU concert (May 15, 7:30 p.m.), MMR*B*Q featuring Stone Temple Pilots (May 23, 12 p.m.), and Warped Tour (July 16, 12 p.m.) pave the way for acts like Dave Matthews (June 30 and July 1, 7 p.m.), Jack Johnson (July 11, 7 p.m.), Kings of Leon (August 5, 7:30 p.m.), and Rush (July 21, 8 p.m.). 

There’s a lot more where that came from, but you can see for yourself by checking out their entire schedule.

Last but not least, the beach.

If you’re heading to Atlantic City for a night of gambling, why not spend a little of your winnings on a ticket to one of many concerts that will rock A.C. this summer? Acts hitting the stage at the casinos as well as Boardwalk Hall include Weezer (May 1, 8 p.m.), Earth Wind & Fire (June 11 and 12, 8 p.m.), Flaming Lips (July 4, 9 p.m.), and Lady Gaga (July 4, 8 p.m.). Thanks to for little Las Vegas’s entire summer rundown.

Make sure you have that neck brace handy, Philadelphia -- there’s going to be a lot of head-banging and bobbing going on this season regardless of what city you decide to venture into.

Rock on.

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