Summer concerts provide exciting entertainment

By Danielle Kiefer, Arts Editor

There is nothing like the feeling of seeing a favorite musician live on stage, and summer is the perfect season to gather a few friends and head to an awesome concert without having to worry about waking up for school the next morning. The Observer took a look at some of the major concerts coming to town this summer.

Merriweather Post Pavilion

This outdoor concert venue, which has hosted legends like The Grateful Dead and The Who, will be visited this summer by many popular musicians, including indie folk/pop band Of Monsters And Men and rock band O.A.R., four members of which graduated from Wootton.

“Merriweather is a really pretty venue,” junior Laura Smithberger said. “It’s really wide open, and there’s lots of space for a lot of people. The stages are really nice.”

Verizon Center

Big name stars, such as Superbowl performer Beyoncé, are coming to this sports and entertainment facility that is home to the Wizards, Capitals and Mystics.


Fans of “Call Me Maybe” and other pop hits will be thrilled to see their favorite artists perform live at this outdoor amphitheater that features in-house and lawn seating.