Phil Lesh

Guide to outdoor concert season

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

This summer is heating up to be one of the most musical ever.

And it's really important to get your tickets early if you want to sit down front. Of course, many shows also sell out quickly. But an early ticket buy is a great way to guarantee fun events to look forward to all summer long.

For outdoor summer concerts there is always the lawn seat option for relaxing with a cool drink and a bite to eat. Nothing beats listening to a great concert under the stars.

You can keep an eye on my Music Box column each week for up-to-date information on artists and new shows going on sale. Artist websites and fan clubs many times offer special deals. Most of the big shows now also...

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