Ahh, summertime — relaxing by the pool, sipping umbrella drinks, wearing flip-flops everywhere and cramming in as much entertainment as you possibly can before the busy schedule of fall returns. Speaking of entertainment — two words: summer concerts. Yes! Whether you’re looking to rock out, chill out or get your country on, you have no shortage of options for summer music fun. Once you’ve got your tickets, there’s something else you should do before the concert to guarantee a stress-free, rocking good time: make parking reservations ahead of time! ParkMobile has you covered for any of your fave artists; just download the app and look up your venue.
This country queen first took America by storm as the 2005 winner of American Idol, then went on to win 7 Grammy’s and sell over 64 million records. She has recorded 26 #1 hits, 13 of which she co-wrote, has hosted multiple country music award shows, and gone on tour after each of her 6 album releases — all while being a wife and a mom! She is a tiny but mighty powerhouse, who sings sweetly about true love and is probably one of the only people who can actually #crypretty.
So you want to see Carrie and hear her belt out “Before He Cheats”, “Jesus Takes the Wheel”, “Cry Pretty” and all the other songs that make you sing right along? Check out her summer 2019 tour dates below, and be sure to make parking reservations ahead of time so all you have to do is show up and kick up your boot heels!
- Enterprise Center: St. Louis, Missouri – June 18
- Fiserv Forum: Milwaukee, Wisconsin– June 20
Target Center: Minneapolis, Minnesota – June 21
- Pepsi Center: Denver, Colorado – September 16
- Toyota Center: Houston, Texas – September 21
- Bridgestone Arena: Nashville, Tennessee – September 27
- Colonial Life Arena: Columbia, South Carolina – September 29
While this “Goddess of Pop” may have started her career in 1965, she has definitely turned back time with her eternally youthful face and her seemingly endless capacity for high-energy, dazzling shows. Over her career, she’s sold 100 million records worldwide, had a #1 single on the Billboard pop charts in 6 consecutive decades (!), and earned a nifty collection of shiny awards: Grammy, Emmy, Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and even something from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (Go-go boots and feathers, anyone?). When it comes to entertainment, Cher isn’t just a singer; she’s the package deal. We’re not worthy!
So, do you believe in life after love? Come on, you know you want to hear that deep, contralto voice singing “If I Could Turn Back Time”, “After All” and “Believe.” Check out her tour line-up at the Park Theater in Las Vegas – you can make parking reservations ahead of time so all you have to do is get there and be dazzled (read about Park Theater parking for more info on this venue):
- Park Theater – August 21, 23, 24, 28, 31; September 1
If you’re looking for more of a chill vibe and a guy who really knows his way around a guitar, John Mayer is your man. Here’s a piece of trivia you might not know already: John attended Berklee College of Music for a short time, but he originally got inspired to learn guitar after watching Michael J Fox’s guitar solos on “Back to the Future.” Perhaps he pictured himself running through the halls of Hill Valley High School while writing “No Such Thing.” His bluesy, soft rock sound is inspired by the likes of BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Otis Rush. He’s won a total of 7 Grammy’s out of 19 nominations and sold 16 million albums. Not too shabby!
Keep that chill, happy summer thing going with a John Mayer concert! He’ll be sure to wow you with his guitar riffing skills while soothing your soul with his smooth, easy voice. Sing along with his top hits: “Your Body Is a Wonderland,” “Daughters,” “Waiting on the World to Change” and “Gravity.” See tour dates below and remember to make parking reservations ahead of time, to keep the stress away:
- Fiserv Forum: Milwaukee, Wisconsin – August 6
- Bridgestone Arena: Nashville, Tennessee – August 8
- State Farm Arena: Atlanta, Georgia – August 11 (check out State Farm Arena Parking for more info on this venue)
- Enterprise Center: St. Louis, Missouri – September 3
- Toyota Center: Houston, Texas– September 8
Queen + Adam Lambert
Queen may have risen to the peak of their fame in the 70s and 80s, but their iconic sound and sing-able songs have earned popularity that seems beyond space and time. As the recent, widely-acclaimed movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” shows, Queen is eternal – even after the tragic loss of Freddy Mercury in 1991. (Let’s be honest: no one could ever replace Freddy Mercury.) But if there had to be a new lead vocalist for this legendary band, it would have to be someone with drama, flair, and a killer voice: enter Adam Lambert. Adam competed on the eighth season of “American Idol” and, while he was only a runner up, can you name the winner of that season? His larger-than-life personality and rock opera voice made him a perfect fit to sing with Queen. Nothing gets a crowd quite so riled up as a sing-along to “We Will Rock You”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Radio Gaga”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Somebody to Love”, and the list goes on. Admit it – you were singing those songs in your head as you read through the titles! Take a look at the tour list below and GO – you’ll thank yourself. Don’t forget to make parking reservations in advance, so all you have to do is get there and rock out.
- Toyota Center: Houston, Texas – July 24
- Nationwide Arena: Columbus, Ohio – August 13
- Bridgestone Arena: Nashville, Tennessee – August 15
- State Farm Arena: Atlanta, Georgia – August 22 (check out State Farm Arena Parking for more info on this venue)
Getting excited yet? Get those concert tickets and plan for a foot-stomping, hand clapping, loud singing good time. And if your concert destination involves a road trip, check out 5 Road-Tripping Essentials to ensure minimal stress and maximum fun. Rock on!