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All The ATL Outdoor Concerts You Need to See This Summer

Atlanta's hot as Hades these days, but that's nothing a little live music and a few beers can't improve. This summer’s concert forecast leans heavily on the classics: acts like Gladys Knight and Steve Miller Band are still going strong, while Lynyrd Skynyrd and Paul Simon play their last Atlanta shows for good. Other nostalgic acts include Weezer, Lucinda Williams, Counting Crows and Blackstreet, because evidently the 90’s are never going away.  Check out Atlanta’s best outdoor concerts lasting through mid-September (because we know fall isn’t coming anytime soon).

Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton

July 17
Verizon Amphitheatre

Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton reunite for a night of classic rock at Verizon Amphitheatre.
Time: 7:00pm

Violent Femmes with Echo and the Bunnymen

July 18
State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

Alt-rock legends Violent Femmes and Echo and the Bunnymen reprise last year’s run for a night of alternative nostalgia.
Time: 8:00pm

Indigo Girls

July 19
State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

Get closer to fine with the Grammy-winning folk-rock duo beneath a Buckhead dusk.
Time: 8:00pm

Culture Club with B-52s and Thompson Twins

July 22
State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

Travel back in time with a lineup including Boy George and the B-52s.
Time: 7:00pm

Weezer with Pixies

July 27
Cellairis at Lakewood Amphitheatre

Nostalgia continues to reign supreme while the Pixies continue with their mostly-reunited lineup.
Time: 7:30pm

DISPATCH

July 28
State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

Boston-based indie boys Dispatch continue their nationwide run supporting recent album America, Location 12.
Time: 7:00pm

Counting Crows with LIVE: 25 Years and Counting

July 29
State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

Down a beer, belt out “Mr. Jones,” and reflect on the past 25 years of your life.
Time: 6:30pm

Legends of Hip Hop

July 28
Wolf Creek Amphitheatre

Juvenile, Scarface, Too Short, Project Pat and more unite at Wolf Creek for an evening of iconic hip-hop.
Time: 6:30pm

Vans Warped Tour Presented by Journeys

July 31
Cellairis at Lakewood Amphitheatre

The Vans Warped Tour finally ends its 24-year run, so now’s the time to get back in touch with your emo angst. Headliners include Less Than Jake, Simple Plan, and Senses Fail.
Time: 11:00am

The Adventures of Kesha & Macklemore

August 2
Cellairis at Lakewood Amphitheatre

Kesha continues her comeback in support of her newest album, Rainbow. Macklemore opens, sans Ryan Lewis.
Time: 7:00pm

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour

August 3
State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park  

De La Soul, Big Boi, and Victory open in celebration of Ms. Lauryn Hill’s monumental album.  
Time: 6:00pm

Phish

August 3, 4, 5
Verizon Amphitheatre

Three consecutive nights of Phish concerts. But if you're a Phish fan, you already knew that.
Time: 7:30pm

LOST 80’S LIVE

August 5
State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park  

A Flock of Seagulls! Animotion! Wang Chung! When in Rome! Berlin! Naked Eyes! Berlin! You won't wanna miss this one.
Time: 7:30pm

LDS Tour: Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam

August 9
State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
SiriusXM presents a roundup of country legends in time for the 20th anniversary of Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.
Time: 7:00pm

Gladys Knight and the O’Jays

August 10
State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

The “Love Train” crooners open for the Empress of Soul. Come prepared to dance.
Time: 8:00pm

Slayer

August 10
Cellairis at Lakewood Amphitheatre

Slayer’s American Carnage tour includes Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, and Napalm Death as openers. Come for hours and hours of heavy metal. Stay for… hours and hours of heavy metal.
Time: 5:00pm

KISS 104 Flashback Festival

August 11
Cellairis at Lakewood Amphitheatre

Stephanie Mills, Joe, Tony, Toni, Tone, Ready for the World and Rose Royce play KISS 104.1 FM’s annual ode to the flashback.
Time: 6:00pm

Twins of Evil: The Second Coming Tour

August 14
Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson revive their 2012 tour of the same name. Highlights include a joint cover of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.”
Time: 8:00pm

Blackstreet, Teddy Riley, & More

August 18
Wolf Creek Amphitheatre

Wolf Creek’s “An Evening Under the Stars” series continues with a round of R&B ranging from the '90s to now.
Time: 7:00pm

Wiz Khalifa & Rae Sremmurd Dazed & Blazed Tour

August 21
Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Lil Skies and O.T. Genasis open for what’s sure to be the summer’s most… elevated...event.
Time: 6:00pm

Leon Bridges: Good Thing Tour

August 28
State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

Texas-based sensation Leon Bridges and Masego make for a soulful evening.
Time: 7:00pm

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour

September 1
Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Say goodbye to Lynyrd Skynyrd with a little help from Hank Williams, Jr., the Marshall Tucker Band, and Blackberry Smoke.
Time: 6:00pm

G-EAZY: The Endless Summer Tour

September 5
Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

G-Eazy and Lil Uzi Vert headline a roundup of popular rappers including Ty Dolla $ign.
Time: 6:30pm

Paul Simon

September 12
Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Twelve-time Grammy-winner Paul Simon returns to Atlanta for one last show, five days after releasing parting gift In the Blue Light.
Time: 8:00pm

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Sarra Sedghi is a writer with a fancy master’s degree and an endless appetite. She enjoys psychoanalyzing cartoons, studying gas stations, and spending too much time on Twitter.