Summer’s coming! That means good concerts are in store…

Great resources for concerts this spring/summer:

Bank of America Pavilion (Florence and the Machine, Ray Lamontagne, Weezer, Ke$ha, John Butler Trio and more)

South Shore Music Circus (Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Chicago, Beach Boys and more)

House of Blue Boston (Diddy, My Chemical Romance, Guster and more)

The Cape Cod Melody Tent (Martina McBride, The Monkees, Elvis Costello, Saw Doctors and more)

TD Garden (Keith Urban, Rihanna, Sade, Dispatch and more)

Comcast Center (Phish, Sugarland, Jimmy Buffett, Sublime, Journey and more)

Gillette Stadium (Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney)

And if you’re in the New York area, Jones Beach is definitely worth checking out!

I love concerts

I’ve been to lots of concerts – everything from Liza Minnelli (seriously) to Talib Kweli, N*Sync, Destiny’s Child and everything in between – mainly because I love music (especially a good live show) and simply because they’re a really fun activity to do with your boyfriend, friends, family, etc. Some of my favorite memories in the world are enjoying a concert at Jones Beach on a warm summer evening. Do you love going to concerts?

Some of my favorite concerts:

Jack Johnson (Comcast Center, MA) – because he’s my favorite

Pearl Jam and U2 (Aloha Stadium, HI) – great combo/it was in Hawaii/I met Jack Johnson at the concert. Life in Hawaii is good!

Nelly (Nassau Coliseum, NY) – because I was a sophomore in high school and thought I was, plus Kelly Rowland came on stage and sang ‘Dilemma

The Doobie Brothers (Westbury Music Fair, NY) – because I was about 15 years old and went to a Doobie Brothers concert with my parents. So fun!

Britney Spears (Nassau Coliseum, NY) – one of my first concerts I ever went to – I’ve always been a big Britney fan and I’m not ashamed of it!

James Taylor (Jones Beach, NY) – because he is absolutely perfect live. I’ve grown up listening to him and we always go as a family which is very nice. His music always reminds me of happy times with my family

The Sprite Liquid Mix Tour featuring Jay-Z, NERD, 311, Nappy Roots, and more (Jones Beach, NY) – Jay-Z is my all time favorite rapper. Great show

Brad Paisley (Gillette Stadium, MA) – One word for you = Countryfest. Friends, grilling, drinks, warm weather, good music…doesn’t get much better than that

Sara Bareilles (House of Blues, Boston) – I love her. Was my first time at HOB Boston, great place, great show!

Billy Joel and Elton John (Nassau Coliseum, NY) – The Piano Man, Crocodile Rock, Downeaster Alexa, Benny and the Jets? Dueling pianos? Yes please!

John Mayer (Central Park, NYC) – Summer. Light rain. Central Park. John Mayer. Pretty romantic. Loved every minute of it

Josh Turner (The South Shore Music Circus, Hingham MA) – Colin and I had such a romantic little date at the Josh Turner concert last summer

George Strait and Blake Shelton (Tinley Park, IL) – My girlfriends from Boston were visiting me in Chicago. I was elated!

Saw Doctors (Nokia Theatre, NYC) – New York, St. Patrick’s Day weekend and a band from Ireland? Guaranteed good time

Dave Matthews Band (Randall’s Island, NY) – Come on! Everybody has to go to a DMB concert at some point in their lives

Green Day (Giants Stadium) – Mary and I met tons of randos at this concert, made up a few fake names, and rocked out. I still chuckle when I think of this night. Plus, Dookie? Amazing album. My mom took that away from us when we were little! teehee

The Counting Crows (Grant Park, Chicago) – A free concert in the middle of a beautiful park? Singing Mr. Jones? Sign me up!

We all got a hillbilly bone down deep inside

Country fest was this past Saturday at  Gillette – it was both my first time at Gillette and my first MA Country fest (I’ve been to one in Philly a while ago.) It was a great time – I saw a ton of friends from college that I haven’t seen in a while, it was a beautiful day, and Brad Paisley was amazing (not to mention, Darius Rucker! And even though he’s a country singer now, he sang Hootie songs! We were pumped to say the least.)

Lookin' good!

Small dog

Big dog

Ashley, Liz and Matt

My girlfrands

Just lifting some weights

Pissed he got caught on the blog

Piggy back rides?

Group photo!

Hi friends!

Po Po being sneaky


Next up – Josh Turner! Colin surprised me with tickets, he’s the best!!!

What else makes Colin the best? A – He’s been a huge help with moving and B – He made the most delicious pasta dish (including the sauce!) for my mom, Meg and myself when my mom was up visiting! woopwoop


The proud cook!

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Jimmy Fund Fantasy Day at Fenway giveaway!