DMV Summer Concert Guide: The Can't-Miss Music This Season

20+ shows worth seeing

What to Know

  • The concert guide features 21 shows that will be in the DC area this summer with dates and ticket prices.
  • Concerts are at Jiffy Lube Live, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Wolf Trap, the Verizon Center and more.
  • Some famous faces will take to DC stages this summer, including Drake, Ellie Goulding, Paul McCartney, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa.

It's time for summer concert season. We know you're excited! Check out some noteworthy performances hitting the D.C. area this summer.


Wale, June 9

Billboard Magazine and 1800 Tequila host a Wale concert June 9 as a part of "Back to the Block," where musicians return to their hometowns for a concert. The show will be at ASIA DC (1720 I St. NW), and doors open at 8 p.m.

Twenty One Pilots, June 10

Twenty One Pilots will "Ride" to Merriweather Post Pavilion (10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland) for a concert June 10. The show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $75 to $177.

Luke Bryan, June 10-11

Luke Bryan brings two nights of country tunes to Jiffy Lube Live (7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Virginia) June 10 and 11. The shows start at 7 p.m. and tickets range from $32 to $498 Friday and $59 to $515 Saturday.

Ellie Goulding, June 13

Dance to Ellie Goulding at Merriweather Post Pavilion June 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $56 to $275.

Dave Matthews Band, June 18

Stop by Jiffy Lube Live for a Dave Matthews Band concert June 18. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show range from $62 to $842.

Ziggy Marley, June 21

Relax to some reggae at the Fillmore Silver Spring (8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring) with a Ziggy Marley concert June 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show, and tickets are $34.50.

Lil Uzi Vert, June 26-27

Lil Uzi Vert will perform two nights at the Fillmore. The June 26 show with special guests 21 Savage and YFN Lucci has sold out, but you can still catch Lil Uzi Vert June 27 for $25. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.


5 Seconds of Summer, July 8

Embrace your inner fangirl July 8 for 5 Seconds of Summer's concert at Jiffy Lube Live. Tickets are $25 to $195, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Monica, Melanie Fiona & Avant, July 16

Monica, Melanie Fiona & Avant present Love Stories: Chapter 1 at DAR Constitution Hall (1776 D St. NW) July 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $57 to $206.

Young Thug, July 21

Head to Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Road NE) for Young Thug's concert July 21. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the 18+ show, and tickets are $42.60.

Fifth Harmony, July 29

As part of The 7/27 Tour, Fifth Harmony will take the stage at George Mason University's EagleBank Arena (4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, Virginia) July 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29.75 to $257.18.

Billy Joel, July 30

The Piano Man is set to perform at Nationals Park (1500 S. Capitol St. SE) July 30. The show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $62 to $649.

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa, July 31

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa unite for The High Road Tour. The duo performs at Jiffy Lube Live July 31, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $26 to $263.


G-Eazy, Aug. 4

G-Eazy performs with Logic at Jiffy Lube Live Aug. 4 on The Endless Summer Tour. Tickets to see the California rapper are $30 to $144.50.

Paul McCartney, Aug. 9-10

Spend a night listening to Paul McCartney at the Verizon Center (601 F St. NW) Aug. 9 or 10. Tickets to see the former Beatles member Tuesday or Wednesday are $68 to $4,675, and the shows start at 8 p.m.

Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson, Aug. 10

Phillip Phillips and Matt Nathanson are teaming up for a concert at Wolf Trap (1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia) Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Get tickets for $32 to $42 before they're "Gone, Gone, Gone."

Darius Rucker, Aug. 12

Darius Rucker stops by Jiffy Lube Live for The Good For a Good Time Tour Aug. 12. Tickets are $30.35 to $199, and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Kenny Chesney, Aug. 18

Break out your cowboy boots Aug. 18 for the Kenny Chesney concert at Jiffy Lube Live. Get tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show for $30.25 to $292.

Drake, Aug. 19-20

If you're reading this, it's not too late to catch Drake's concerts at the Verizon Center Aug. 19 and 20. The shows start at 6:30 p.m.; tickets for Friday or Saturday are $115 to $2,028.

Train, Aug. 20

Train rolls into Merriweather Post Pavilion for a show Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $63 to $491.

Miranda Lambert, Aug. 25

Enjoy an evening of country at Miranda Lambert's concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion Aug. 25. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show are $59 to $383.

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