Jan 23, 2023 - Things to Do

10-plus concerts worth a trip in 2023

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl plays away on his blue electric guitar while on stage.

Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters will be all over the map in 2023 #RIPTaylor. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

It's time for local music fans to make plans and set budgets for the major events they want to travel to in 2023.

Here are some fun options, depending on how far you're willing to go.

  • We did not include sold-out shows, like Taylor Swift and Adele.

🚙 Short drive

ğŸŽª P!NK's Summer Carnival tour brings Cirque du Soleil vibes to Pittsburgh on Aug. 5.

🤘 Sonic Temple in Columbus features headliners Foo Fighters, Kiss and Tool from May 25-28.

Go deeper: Janet Jackson in Detroit, Billy Joel with Stevie Nicks in Columbus

⛽ Road trip

⛺ Bonnaroo is June 15-18 with headliners Kendrick Lamar, Odezsa and Foo Fighters, making the 9-hour drive to Manchester, Tennessee, worth it.

🗽 Depeche Mode at Madison Square Garden on April 14 sounds like the start of a nice weekend in New York.

Go deeper: Red Hot Chili Peppers in Syracuse, at Lollapalooza

✈️ Fly

🌄 Coachella's diverse lineup includes Bad Bunny, Frank Ocean and Blackpink across two weekends in California, April 14-16 and 21-23. (Note: Only the second weekend still has tickets available.)

Go deeper: New Orleans Jazz Festival, Rolling Loud California


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