Top Picks for This Week’s Music Scene

Whether country, pop, R&B, or hip hop is your style, we’ve got an event for you

An aerial photo of the crowd and stage at WE Fest.
WE Fest

photo by Patrick Hughes. courtesy WE Fest

WE Fest


Looking for a spontaneous road trip? Head on up to Detroit Lakes for one of the biggest country music festivals in the nation. Enjoy some of country’s biggest stars, including Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and up-and-coming artists like Carly Pearce, Drew Baldrige, Devin Dawson, and Sasha McVeigh. Make a weekend trip out of it (onsite camping is available) or purchase a single-day ticket to see your favorite artist. Learn more.



Now this would be a crazy weekend commitment, but trust us, the four-day lineup is worth it. Taking place at Grant Park in downtown Chicago, attendees can enjoy some of the biggest names across all genres: Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, Logic, The Weeknd, James Bay, Great Van Fleet, and Post Malone are just some of the artists making an appearance at this year’s festival. Word to the wise: don’t wear white (it will be dust-covered in the first few hours), water is your new best friend, and if you find a spot in the shade, enjoy it! It’s few and far between. Learn more.

Charlie Puth: Voicenotes


With Billboard 100 hits like “See You Again,” “One Call Away,” “Attention,” and “How Long,” this concert at Xcel Energy Center is sure to be an easy sing-along. The concert’s opener Hailee Steinfeld has received more and more radio play thanks to songs like “Starving,” “Love Myself” and “Let Me Go” with Alesso and Florida Georgia Line. Learn more.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z: On the Run II


It’s been four years since Beyoncé and Jay-Z toured together. Now they’re at it again with On the Run II at U.S. Bank Stadium—and with duo Chloe x Halle and DJ Khaled as opening acts, it’s sure to be a concert of a lifetime. The couple will most likely perform new songs off their nine-track surprise release Everything Is Love, along with hits off Beyoncé’s smash album Lemonade (nominated for nine Grammy Awards in 2017) as well as Jay-Z’s plethora of hits over the years. The set list for the July 30 show in Philadelphia included 38 songs total, so you’re bound to hear at least a few of your favorites, including “Run the World (Girls),” “Holy Grail” and duet “Crazy in Love.” Learn more.