Fourth of July: 10 Biggest Music Acts Playing Shows Across America
Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones and Chris Brown are among the musicians set to take the stage on Independence Day.
From Los Angeles to Chicago, a roster of musicians will be traveling and playing shows across the country this Independence Day.
To commemorate the Fourth of July, here are ten big time music events happening in select cities.
1. Smokey Robinson - Los Angeles, CA
Robinson is headlining the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl, a three-day event set to begin at 7:30 p.m. PT each night from July 2-4. The Motown legend will also be joined by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which will perform a string of classic patriotic songs.
2. Willie Nelson - Austin, Texas
Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic will return to Austin (for the first time in five years) on Saturday and feature guest sets by Jason Isbell, Eric Church, Asleep at the Wheel, Kacey Musgraves, Leon Russell and more. Admission for the event, which will take place at the Austin360 Amphitheater, ranges from $35 (lawn seating) to $500 (VIP hospitality package).
3. Grateful Dead - Chicago, Illinois
The Dead will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a three-night run, Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead, set to take place from July 3-5 at Chicago's Soldier Field. The concert will mark the "core four" members' — Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir — final performance as a band.
4. Foo Fighters - Washington, D.C.
Despite Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's recent leg injury, the band will take the stage at D.C.'s RFK Stadium on Saturday. The show will be the opening date of Foo Fighters' North American tour and also serve as the band's 20th anniversary celebration.
5. Chris Brown - Las Vegas, Nevada
The singer will take over Las Vegas' Drais Rooftop Nightclub at 10:30 p.m. local time. General admission is priced at $100 per person (though female attendees can purchase tickets for just $50). Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled and Jermaine Dupri also have shows in Sin City on July 4.
6. The Rolling Stones - Indianapolis, Indiana
The Rolling Stones will rock the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Independence Day as part of their 15-city North American tour Zip Code. Rascal Flatts and Saints of Valory are set to play guest sets.
7. Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa - Scranton, Pennsylvania
After first hitting Pennsylvania cities Burgettstown and Hershey, Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa will bring The Boys of Zummer Tour to the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton.
8. Third Eye Blind, Dashboard Confessional, Augustana - Dallas, Texas
The three bands are set to perform together at Dallas' South Side Ballroom on July 4 beginning at 7 p.m. local time (though doors will open one hour prior). Tickets purchased in advance cost $45, while tickets purchased on the day of the show will cost $50.
9. Dave Matthews Band - Saratoga Springs, New York
Dave Matthews Band will play at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on both July 3 and 4 as part of their summer 2015 tour. The show will feature two sets by the band and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET.
10. Panic! At the Disco - Indianapolis, Indiana
Panic! At the Disco is just one of the music acts that will participate in the inaugural INDYpendence Day Concert for Cancer in Indiana on Saturday. The benefit show and Fourth of July celebration will take place from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Indianapolis. Indie bands New Politics, Standout Story, bleedingkeys, Veseria and Coastl will also perform at the event.