Summer Preview 2017: The hottest months of the year turn it up in Philly

Summer Preview 2017: The hottest months of the year turn it up in Philly

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Summer is upon us and so are copious events looking to empty your wallets and purses, as well as make you use up your vacation and sick days.

Whether you like your good times relatively intimate and confined or grandiose in the outdoors, Philly has way too much going on this summer to keep you anything less than gloriously entertained. So get ready to mark up your calendar because it’s time to get out there and have some fun.

 

Comedy/Humor

Jim Gaffigan

The comedian performs 7 and 10 p.m. July 15 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling

The comedian performs 7:30 p.m. July 22 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.

 

Jeff Dunham

The comedian performs July 22-23 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Chris Franjola

The comedian seen on “Chelsea Lately” performs July 27-29 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555. 

 

Ted Alexandro

The comedian seen on Comedy Central performs Aug. 4-5 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

Gina Yashere

The comedian performs Aug. 10-12 at Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555. 

 

Jon Lovitz

The comedian seen on “Saturday Night Live” performs Aug. 10-12 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.

 

Bill Maher

The comedian and talk-show host performs 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Gabriel Iglesias

The comedian performs 8 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Music

Gorillaz

The alt-rock band performs 7:30 p.m. July 13 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, 601 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-1011.

 

King’s X

The rock band featuring out bassist Dug Pinnick performs 8 p.m. July 15 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.

 

Idina Menzel

The singer and actor performs 8 p.m. July 16 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ; 609-365-1300.

 

Jill Scott

The R&B star performs 8 p.m. July 16 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Ghost

The hard-rock band performs 8 p.m. July 20 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

 

311

The rock band performs 7 p.m. July 21 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, 601 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-1011.

 

John Legend

The soul singer performs 8 p.m. July 24 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 609-365-1300.

 

Toad the Wet Sprocket

The alternative-rock band performs 8 p.m. July 26 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650.

 

Korn and Stone Sour

The hard-rock bands perform 5:30 p.m. July 26 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 609-365-1300.

 

LFO

The pop band performs 8 p.m. July 26 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

 

Boston and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

The rock bands perform 7:30 p.m. July 27 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 609-365-1300.

 

Seether

The hard-rock band performs 7:30 p.m. July 27 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

 

Chely Wright

The country-music artist performs 7:30 p.m. July 28 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.

 

Primus and Clutch

The hard-rock bands perform 7:30 p.m. July 29 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, 601 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-1011.

 

Diana Ross

The pop/R&B diva performs 8 p.m. July 29 at The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 215-546-7900.

 

Queen with Adam Lambert

The classic-rock band fronted by the out pop singer performs 8 p.m. July 30 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

 

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers

The classic funk/R&B groups performs 8 p.m. Aug. 1 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

 

Blondie and Garbage

The female-fronted rock bands perform 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 215-546-7900.

 

Social Distortion

The punk-rock band performs 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

 

The Melvins

The alternative-rock band performs 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.

 

Goo Goo Dolls

The rock band performs 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, 601 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-1011.

 

Lifehouse and Switchfoot

The alt-rock bands perform 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

Roger Waters

The classic-rock artist performs the music of Pink Floyd 8 p.m. Aug. 8-11 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

 

Retro Futura featuring Howard Jones, Paul Young, English Beat, Men Without Hats, Katrina and Modern English

The classic ’80s alternative-pop and rock groups perform 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

United We Rock Tour 2017

Rock bands Styx and REO Speedwagon perform 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Kool & The Gang and The Commodores

The R&B/funk groups perform 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey

The R&B singers perform 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

 

Jimmy Buffet

The beach-influenced singer performs 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 609-365-1300.

 

John Mayer

The rock guitarist and singer performs 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 609-365-1300.

 

Lil’ Yachty

The rapper performs 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.

 

Aretha Franklin

The R&B legend performs 8 p.m. Aug. 26 at The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.; 215-546-7900.

 

Green Day

The punk-rock band performs 7 p.m. Aug. 31 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ; 609-365-1300.

 

Made in America Festival

Jay-Z headlines the outdoor festival featuring The Chainsmokers, Solange, Kaskade, J. Cole and more Sept. 2-3 at Benjamin Franklin Pkwy; www.madeinamericafest.com.

 

Sting

The singer performs 8 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

 

Queens of the Stone Age

The rock band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, 601 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-1011.

 

Lady Gaga

The pop singer performs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10-11 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

 

2 Chainz

The hip-hop artist performs 8 p.m. Sept. 10 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

 

Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas

The hip-hop icons perform 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.; 609-365-1300.

 

Project Pabst Citywide Festival

The daylong festival features The Menzingers, Peaches, Big Thief, Speedy Ortiz and more 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.

 

Arcade Fire

The rock band performs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

 

Katy Perry

The pop singer performs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-389-9543.

 

The Cranberries

The alternative-rock band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

 

Quicksand

The alternative-rock band performs 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100.

 

Hanson

The pop-rock band performs 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-625-3681.

 

Nightlife

Martha Graham Cracker 12-Year Anniversary Party

The Philly cabaret star performs with DJ Robert Drake and Christeene 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at The Trocadero Theater, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

 

Beth Malone

The actor seen in “Fun Home” performs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.

 

Kinsey Sicks

The comedy “dragapella” group performs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.

 

Alex Newell

The performer and actor seen on “Glee” performs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at The Rrazz Room, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 888-596-1027.

 

Theater & Arts

BalletX Summer Series 2017

Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company presents a series that includes two world premieres July 12-16 at Prince Music Theater’s Main Stage, 1412 Chestnut St.; 267-239-2941.

 

Bring It! Live

The hip-hop-flavored dance show comes to Philly 3 and 7 p.m. July 16 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

Guys and Dolls

Bucks County Playhouse presents the legendary musical July 21-Aug. 12, 70 S. Main St., New Hope; 215-862-2121.

 

Grease

Camden County College presents the beloved musical set in the 1950s July 22-29 at Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre, 200 College Drive, Blackwood, N.J.; 855-936-2467.

 

Wicked

The Broadway musical based on the popular book returns July 26-Aug. 27 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999.

 

2017 Fringe Festival

The 17-day, citywide celebration of innovation and creativity in contemporary performance, Sept. 7-23 at various venues; http://fringearts.com.


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