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2019 concerts in Lancaster, Hershey: Here’s who is playing in spring, summer

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The Kids are still alright

File Photo: The Backstreet Boys performed on stage in Hershey in 2011, Saturday. (Blaine T. Shahan/Sunday News)

Warmer weather is on its way, which means that spring and summertime concerts will be bountiful.

There are quite a few concerts in and near Lancaster County. This season is shaping up to be one full of nostalgic favorites, like KISS, Backstreet Boys and Hootie & the Blowfish.

Let us know which concerts you're attending in the comments below.


August 18: The Golden Boys

Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell, known as The Golden Boys, will perform August 18 at 3 p.m.

Hitmakers from the 1950s and 60s, each of these singers had plenty of solo hits, including “Venus” (Avalon), “Tiger” (Fabian) and “Volare” (Rydell).

More information:

  • Price: $69-89
  • Venue: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway E., Lancaster
  • Time: 3 p.m.

August 18: The Backstreet Boys

Backstreet's back - in Hershey.

Backstreet Boys formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1993. The Backstreet Boys are Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough and AJ McLean. 

"I Want It That Way," "As Long As You Love Me," "Quit Playing Games," "Everybody" and "Larger Than Life" are among the group's many hits. 

More information:

  • Price: $24.60
  • Venue: Hersheypark Stadium, 100 West Hersheypark Dr, Hershey
  • Time: 8 p.m.

August 18: Davy Knowles

Deft blues guitarist Davy Knowles is formerly of the group Back Door Slam. Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani and Warren Haynes have sung Knowles’ praises.

More information:

  • Price: Free
  • Venue: Long's Park, Route 30 & Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster 
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.

August 21: KISS

One of the most recognizable rock bands in the world will visit Hershey this summer.

The Hershey date is part of the second leg of the band's End of the Road World Tour, which KISS claims will be its final tour. 

KISS has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. The band is known for its songs "Rock And Roll All Nite," "Detroit Rock City" and "I Was Made for Lovin' You," among others. 

Fly After 5 reporter Kevin Stairiker spoke to KISS's Gene Simmons in advance of his 2017 American Music Theater performance. 

More information:

  • Price: $34.60
  • Venue: Hersheypark Stadium, 100 West Hersheypark Dr, Hershey
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.

August 23: The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys' pop music legacy includes hits like "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice." Original Beach Boys Mike Love and Bruce Johnston perform in the band's current iteration. 

More information

  • Price: $67-87
  • Venue: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway E., Lancaster
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.

August 24: Larry, Steve & Rudy - The Gatlin Brothers

This country gospel trio will share some of their most popular songs and the stories behind them in this performance.

 More information:

  • Price: $39
  • Venue: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway E., Lancaster
  • Time: 8 p.m.

August 25: Sara Evans

In her more than 20 years in the genre, Evans has had five No. 1 singles. Her hits include "Born to Fly," "I Could Not Ask for More" and "Suds in the Bucket."

More information:

  • Price: $59
  • Venue: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway E., Lancaster
  • Time: 7 p.m.

August 25: Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

Two-time Grammy winner Terrance Simien is eighth-generation Louisiana Creole. He’s pushed the boundaries of Zydeco music for 35 years, performing 8,500 concerts and playing in more than 45 countries.

More information:

  • Price: Free
  • Venue: Long's Park, Route 30 & Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster 
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.

August 29: The Zac Brown Band

The Zac Brown Band is a regular feature of Hersheypark Stadium's schedule. So much in fact, that when the stadium got a new stage last year, the Hershey Entertainment team was particularly excited to see what Brown thought of the upgrade

More information:

  • Price: $39.10
  • Venue: Hersheypark Stadium, 100 West Hersheypark Dr, Hershey
  • Time: 7 p.m.

August 30: Hootie & the Blowfish

It's been nearly 15 years since Hootie & the Blowfish released its last studio album, and more than a decade since its last formal tour. 

Hootie & the Blowfish will be joined by fellow '90s mainstay the Barenaked Ladies. 

"Only Wanna Be With You," "Hold My Hand" and "Let Her Cry" are among Hootie & the Blowfish's 17 Billboard-charting songs. 

More information:

  • Price: $30.10
  • Venue: Hersheypark Stadium, 100 West Hersheypark Dr, Hershey
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.

August 31: The Jonas Brothers

The New Jersey natives were a teen sensation in the 2000s with songs like "Year 3000" and "Burnin' Up." In March, the band released "Sucker," its first single in 6 years.

More information:

  • Price: 
  • Venue: Hersheypark Stadium, 100 West Hersheypark Dr, Hershey
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.

SEPTEMBER CONCERTS

September 13: The Springsteen Experience

The Springsteen Experience will recreate memorable performances from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's concert history.

The chronological show follows Springsteen's shows beginning in 1973, performing songs like "Born to Run," "Hungry Heart," "Glory Days" and more. 

More information:

  • Price: $25
  • Venue: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway E., Lancaster
  • Time: 8 p.m.