The Spring Concerts You Don’t Want to Miss Around the Main Line

Love live music? Grab tickets to these incredible shows to catch your favorite artists performing in the region.

The arrival of sunny days around the Main Line signals the start of so many things. There’s the return of craft fairs and food festivals, to be sure. And, of course, don’t forget about the lineup of local concerts. This season, there are more than a few notable acts coming to the region, which means there’s no time like the present to get your hands on tickets. See you at the shows!

Denise King at Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center

Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, West Chester
April 18

Celebrate National Jazz Month with the sultry tones of Philadelphia’s “Queen of Jazz,” Denise King during this spring concert. During her career, King has performed at venues all around the world from New York to France, Turkey, Brazil, Africa, Germany and Japan. From her home base in Paris, King returns to her Pennsylvania roots to keep the flame of jazz burning in West Chester.

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Laura Mann’s Final Show at The Living Room

The Living Room, Ardmore
April 26

Laura Mann announced in March that she would be closing The Living Room, a former Best of the Main Line winner. This stage has welcomed suave musicians for over four years since its inception in 2019 for intimate concerts in a warm atmosphere. Mann will play one of the venue’s final shows on April 26 featuring guests Kevin Hanson, Fred Berman, Mike Frank, Jeff Quattro, Chico Huff and Dan Navarro. The latter will follow Mann with his own short set.

The Ballroom Thieves at 118 North

118 North, Wayne
April 26

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Known for songs like “Bees,” “Only Lonely” and “In the Morning,” which have nearly 110 million combined Spotify listens, The Ballroom Thieves pose a simple question: “What if we could all be a little more tender?” They’ll debut their fifth full-length album, Sundust, in Wayne this spring for fans of indie folk looking for introspective thoughts about the human experience.

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TD Pavilion, Philadelphia
May 12

 

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These folk rockers from Mount Pleasant, North Carolina bring bluegrass indie rock to Fairmount Park this spring with special guests City and Colour. Tickets for the spring concert start at $52.50 for spots on the lawn and rise to as much as $249 for prime seating in the shadow of the stage.

Alt Rock Visits Ardmore Music Hall

Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore
June 7-16

 

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Though Ardmore Music Hall isn’t officially promoting these shows as a series, five iconic alt rock acts are coming to Ardmore in the span of nine days. First, The Antlers and Okkervil River visit for the evening of June 7, playing old hits, new tracks and each other’s songs. They’re followed by ’80s/’90s rockers Guided by Voices, known for their 1995 hit album Alien Lane, the following night.

Thursday, June 13 will see The Connie Club take the stage. A new project from Low Cut Connie front man Adam Weiner, this show will feature interviews, live recordings and special guests from the worlds of music, sports and more, all with Weiner’s full band. The grand finale of the unofficial series is Philly Loves Wilco, a tribute to the 20th anniversary of the classic Wilco album, A Ghost Is Born. Members of Dr. Dog, Cosmit Guilt and other iconic Philly-based acts will play tracks from the album that helped cement Wilco as one of the top bands of the ’00s.

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts

The Bryn Mawr Gazebo, Bryn Mawr
June 1, 2, 13, 15

Spring concerts at the gazebo, anyone? That’s precisely what you can expect from Bryn Mawr’s Twilight series, which kicks off just after Memorial Day weekend and runs through September. Some shows are free, while others are ticketed, so check ahead of time to make sure you have everything you need to see the artists. Don’t miss a free show from the Merion Concert Band on June 13, preceded by evenings with Tom Rush accompanied by Matt Nakoa on June 1 and Darn Bern with Jeffrey Gaines on June 2. Livingston Taylor, brother of James, closes out the spring season on June 15.

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