(credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

One of the best parts of living in Southern California is the almost yearround outdoor concerts that we get to attend just for living here. Couple that with the fact that we live in one, if not the most, music-centric cities in the world, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a great outdoor concert summer lineup. We rounded up the best of the best for 2015’s summer. Here goes!

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The Hollywood Bowl
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Diana Ross
The Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com
Date: July 16 & 16, 2016

When the legendary Dianna Ross comes to town, it’s a must that you see her in concert. With her soulful voice and unparalleled glamour, this Motown legend will be returning to the Bowl, performing hits like “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I’m Coming Out.”

The Greek Theatre
(Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)


Alabama Shakes
The Greek Theatre
2700 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-5857
www.greektheatrela.com
Date: August 9 & 10, 2016

Featuring special guests Dawes, the Alabama Shakes will hit the stage with their soulful brand of rock to delight audience-goers. The band will be performing hits from their last album “Sound and Color” from 2015. Alabama Shakes – comprising Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, drummer Steve Johnson, and touring keyboard players Ben Tanner and Paul Horton – are sure to perform hits like “Sound & Color,” “Don’t Wanna Fight,” and “Hold On”.

Musicians Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt perform onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Getty Images)

(credit: Getty Images)


Bonnie Raitt
The Greek Theatre
2700 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-5857
www.greektheatrela.com
Date: July 30, 2016

When legendary singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt performs, you certainly do not want to miss out on it. Following the releases of her twentieth album (yes, 20th!), Raitt is returning to the iconic Greek along with her longtime touring band. The album, which features James “Hutch” Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums), and George Marinelli (guitar), along with Mike Finnigan (keyboards), is sure to play some of her biggest hits, as well as hits from her newest album.

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(credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)


Goo Goo Dolls
The Greek Theatre
2700 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-5857
www.greektheatrela.com
Date: July 17, 2016

Remember these guys? Along with special guests Collective Soul and Tribe Society, The Goo Goo Dolls will be making a special appearance live and in concert at The Greek Theatre. With hits like ‘Iris,’ ‘Slide,’ and ‘Name’, it’ll bring fans back in time. But, the show will also be all about their newest album, “Boxes,” which features hits like “Souls In The Machine” and “Over and Over.”

(credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

(credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band
The Greek Theatre
2700 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-5857
www.greektheatrela.com
Date: July 2, 2016

While The Beatles are long gone, fans can get a piece of their sound by going to see Ringo Starr live and in concert. Along with his band, Ringo Starr will be touring the country and making a stop at the infamous Greek Theatre for a one night engagement. As the last stop on his month-long tour, it’s sure to be a night to remember, too. Starr will be joined by Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather and Richard Page during his concert tour.

Hollywood Forever
INDIO, CA - APRIL 23:  Musician Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2016 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)


CHVRCHES
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 469-1181
www.hollywoodforever.com
Date: October 3 & 4, 2016

CHVRCHES has had quite a year. Aside from playing the huge Coachella festival, CHVRCHES has been on a roll since they released their first full-length album in 2013. Since then, they have ballooned into the type of act that can command stage presence. The band, led by the lead vocalist Lauren Mayberry, are sure to offer their brand of British synthpop that has delighted fans for the past few years. Given the setting, and the band, this is one show you will not want to miss.

The Rose Bowl
 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Coldplay
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 577-3100
www.rosebowlstadium.com
Date: August 20 & 21, 2016

Arguably one of the hottest and multi-generational bands of our time, Coldplay is a phenomenon. In mid-August, Coldplay will be hitting the stage for a 2 night engagement with 2 incredible opening acts. To warm up the audience for their 2+ hour concert, one of the biggest artists right now, Bishop Briggs will be warming the crowd up along with Alessia Cara. Expect to hear hits not only from the up and coming opening acts, but by Coldplay themselves, including songs from their most recent album “Adventure of A Lifetime”.

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