Savor a variety of music this summer with these Syracuse concerts

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Paul McCartney
Rock legend Paul McCartney’s ‘Got Back’ tour will bring him to the Carrier Dome on June 4, the first time he’s been to Syraucse since 2017. Known for his role as Beatles co-vocalist and bassist, as well as for his work as a solo artist and frontman of Wings, McCartney had a long and celebrated career in the music industry with hits like “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, “Let it Be”, “Live and Let Die” and many, many more. Tickets start at $99.50 and the show starts at 8 p.m.

When: Saturday, June 4
Artist: Paul McCartney

Beak & Skiff Summer Concert Series
Located in Lafayette, just under half an hour from Syracuse University, Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards will host a variety of well-known artists across multiple genres this summer. Whether you’re interested in folk, indie rock, or pop rock, Beak & Skiff’s lineup includes musicians like Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco, The Head and the Heart, and more, bound to appeal to a wide audience. range of listeners. Concerts begin May 24, with ticket prices varying by artist, starting at $35.

When: May 24 to August 23, select dates
Artists: Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco, The Head and the Heart and more

FestaPaloozaThon
Located just outside of Syracuse on Paper Mill Island, FestaPaloozaThon is 95x’s summer music festival taking place June 17th. Headlining German rock band Milky Chance, best known for their song “Stolen Dance”, FestaPaloozaThon will also feature Ripe, The Kaleidoscope Kid and Gary Carpentier. The event is hosted by 95x, Syracuse’s alternative radio station, and tickets start at $40. The event is open to all ages, but VIP tickets are restricted to guests 21 and older. The festival starts at 6 p.m.

When: June 17
Artists: Milky Chance, Ripe, The Kaleidoscope Kid and Gary Carpentier

Syracuse Jazz Festival
If you want to attend a free event with a variety of musicians, consider visiting the Syracuse Jazz Fest. From Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25, Clinton Square and clubs located in downtown Syracuse will feature more than 20 different jazz bands. On Thursday, venues like Pastabilities, Funk ‘n Waffles and Modern Malt will also open their doors to artists. Friday and Saturday performances will take place on the main stage in Clinton Square. Admission is free and sets begin at 4 p.m. each day of the festival.

When: June 23 to June 25
Artists: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Sheila Jordan Trio, the Salt City Jazz Collective and many more

Machine Gun Kelly
Most recently known for his relationship with Megan Fox, rapper and musician Machine Gun Kelly will be heading to St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater in Lakeview on July 5 as part of his “Mainstream Sellout” tour. MGK will be backed by pop punk icon Avril Lavigne, who is best known for her early 2000s hits “Girlfriend” and “Complicated.” Tickets are on sale from $35 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: July 5
Artists: Machine Gun Kelly, Avril Lavinge and Iann Dior

Earth, Air and Fire
On August 17, Grammy-winning R&B and funk band Earth, Wind & Fire will perform at St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater in Lakeview. Known for hits like “September,” “Boogie Wonderland” and “Let’s Groove,” the band will finally come to Syracuse after postponing their original 2020 date. American rock band Santana will join the disco band. Tickets start at $40 and the show starts at 7 p.m.

When: August 17
Artists: Earth, Wind and Fire, Santana

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