A Guide to The Best Concerts of The Year


Samantha Shanker, Guest Writer

Looking for concerts but need to know who, when, or where? Well, you’re at the right place. In this article, I will share the latest concert gossip on some of the most popular artists today.

The famous singer/rapper SZA is a distinguished and talented singer. Some of her most popular songs include “Good Days,” “Love Galore,” “Kill Bill,” and “The Weekend.” Her most famous album is ctrl, and her newly released album SOS is popular as well. SZA´s last concert received lots of great reviews. Her past performances had high energy and she astonished audiences with her flawless vocals. Although SZA’s music has no specific age group, teenagers mainly listen to her. SZA is performing on Saturday, March 4th, starting at 8 p.m. This concert will take place in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Drake, one of the biggest male pop stars in the music industry, also known as “Drizzy,” is performing in the month of July. He has won a total of 193 awards, including five Grammy awards. Drake’s most popular songs include “Nice For What,” “Fancy,” “In My Feelings,” “Controlla,” and “Take Care.” He has collaborated with many artists including Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Jay Z,  Travis Scott, and Meek Mill. Drake’s first concert of July is on the 6th and will take place in the State Farm Stadium in Arizona. His next one after that is on July 16th in the AT&T stadium in Texas. Drakes’s concerts are generally huge events with massive crowds. He is known for integrating catchy beats and thoughtful lyrics that add a little sensitivity to traditional hip-hop culture.

You’ve probably heard of the famous rapper A Boogie Wit da Hoodie. He is on tour right now and will be performing in Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY. He will be performing in New York on March 4th, starting at 8 p.m. Some of his popular songs include “Look Back at It,” “Drowning,” and “Still Think About You.” A Boogie Wit da Hoodie is currently touring across five countries and has 24 upcoming concerts.

Get ready for the months of June through August for the popular artist The Weeknd. The Weeknd’s real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. Tesfaye is very talented as he has four Grammy awards and four American Music Awards. His most popular songs are “Starboy,” “Die For You,” and “Blinding Lights.” The Weeknd will be performing in a variety of countries such as Manchester, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, London, Spain, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, and Mexico. If you happen to be in any of those countries over the summer, make sure to book your ticket for his astounding concert.

For the first time in five years, Bruno Mars is ready to get back to performing again. He will start performing in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 24th until June 3rd. He also has an upcoming festival in São Paulo, Brazil on September 10th. Bruno Mars is an incredible singer and songwriter and his songs are a mixture of many different genres. His songs are mostly very upbeat and lively. Some of his popular songs are “Talking to the Moon,” “When I Was Your Man,” “24k Magic,” and “That’s what I like.” The reviews for Bruno Mars’s past concerts were amazing. His concerts are very energetic and vibrant with cheering crowds.

Get ready for June, April, and May because that’s when Ed Sheeran will be performing. He is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, and has 101 million RIAA-certified units in the US. He sings and writes songs from a wide range of genres. You probably know at least some of his most famous songs including “Perfect,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “Castle on the Hill,” and “Shape of You.” He will be performing throughout June, April, and May. On June 10th and 11th, he will perform in East Rutherford, NJ, only approximately 30 minutes from Tenafly. Be sure to check it out.