With kids back to school, cooler temps on the way, Labor Day in the rearview mirror, and our summer psyche quickly fading doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun and pack away your concert t-shirt collection for the winter.  There are still plenty of great outdoor concerts before the snowfalls.  In fact, I find this time of year even more enjoyable to take in outdoor shows without sweating you’re a** off.

There are plenty of great shows within driving distance of the Berkshires this September.  The barefooted Dave Matthews and his band will be camped out for two days in upstate New York performing two gigs at SPAC on Friday and Saturday, September 17th and 18th.  Rockers have plenty of choices with the Black Crowes performing together again and landing their Shake Your Money Maker tour at SPAC on Tuesday the 14th.  The Big E turns the power to their stage back on with shows including Machine Gun Kelly on the 17th…Billy Idol on the 18th…and Pat Benatar on the 26th.

A couple of major festival events take place in September as well.  Farm Aid returns to the Xfinity Center in Hartford on Saturday the 25th with the original organizers of this family farmers fundraiser…Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp.  Right here in the Berkshires at MASS MoCA the Fresh Grass Festival fills the air with music over three days on Friday the 24th, Saturday the 25th, and Sunday the 26th.

Pop fans there are live shows for you as well with Maroon 5 at SPAC next Monday the 13th, and the Jonas Brothers at SPAC on the 28th, and in Hartford at the Xfinity Theater on the 29th.  Below is the complete list of upcoming shows through the rest of the year and into 2022.

Thursday      09/09/21      Joan Osborne-The Egg – Albany NY

Sunday         09/12/21      Outlaw Festival (Willie)-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Monday        09/13/21      Maroon 5-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Tuesday        09/14/21      Black Crowes-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Wednesday   09/15/21      Todd Snider-The Egg – Albany NY

Friday           09/17/21      Dave Matthews Band-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Friday           09/17/21      Machine Gun Kelly-The Big E Arena – W Springfield

Saturday       09/18/21     Billy Idol-The Big E Arena – W Springfield

Saturday       09/18/21      Dave Matthews Band-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Fri-Sun         09/24->9/26 Fresh Grass Festival-MASS MoCA – North Adams MA

Saturday         09/25/21          Farm Aid-Xfinity Theater - Hartford

Sunday          09/26/21       Pat Benatar-The Big E Arena – W Springfield

Tuesday        09/28/21      Jonas Brothers-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Wednesday   09/29/21      Jonas Brothers-Xfinity Theatre – Hartford CT

Friday            10/01/21     The Goo Goo Dolls-The Big E Arena – W Springfield

Sunday          10/03/21      Styx-The Big E Arena – W Springfield

Sunday         10/03/21      Zac Brown Band-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Tuesday       10/05/21      Enrique Iglesias-Ricky Martin-T.D. Garden – Boston

Friday          10/08/21      Florida Georgia Line-Xfinity Theater – Hartford CT

Saturday       10/09/21      Lady A-Times Union Center – Albany NY

Saturday       10/21/23      Twenty One Pilots-T.D. Garden – Boston

Monday        10/25/21      Harry Styles-T.D. Garden – Boston

Saturday       10/30/21      Brothers Osborne-Palace Theater – Albany NY

Saturday       11/20/21      Jon Jett…Blackhearts-Palace Theater – Albany NY

Thursday      12/02/21      Luke Combs-T.D. Garden – Boston

Friday           12/03/21      Luke Combs-T.D. Garden – Boston

Tuesday        12/07/21      Dan + Shay-T.D. Garden – Boston

Saturday       12/11/21      Andrea Bocelli-T.D. Garden – Boston

Wednesday   12/15/21      Genesis-T.D. Garden – Boston

Thursday      12/16/21      Genesis-T.D. Garden – Boston

2022

Friday           01/14/22      Kane Brown-T.D. Garden – Boston

Tuesday        02/08/22      The Weekend-T.D. Garden – Boston

Wednesday   02/09/22      The Weekend-T.D. Garden – Boston

Sunday         02/20/22      Billy Eilish-T.D. Garden – Boston

Tuesday        03/22/22      Bad Bunny-T.D. Garden – Boston

Monday        06/20/22      Justin Bieber-T.D. Garden – Boston

Tuesday       07/12/22      Roger Waters-T.D. Garden – Boston

Wednesday   07/20/22      Roger Waters-Times Union Center – Albany NY

Thursday      07/28/22      Elton John (Final Tour)-Gillette Stadium, MA

Thursday      06/16/22      The Doobie Brothers-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Tuesday       06/21/22      Steely Dan-Steve Winwood-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Sunday         07/17/21      Backstreet Boys-Xfinity Theater – Hartford CT

Friday           07/22/22      Rod Stewart-Cheap Trick-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Saturday       07/23/22      Back Street Boys-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Sunday         07/31/22      Matchbox 20-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Friday           08/19/22      Goo Goo Dolls-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Wednesday   09/07/22      My Chemical Romance-T.D. Garden–Boston

Tuesday        08/03/21      Guns N’ Roses-Fenway Park – Boston MA

Friday           08/20/21      Korn & Staind-Xfinity Theater – Hartford CT

Wednesday   09/04/21      Billy Joel-Fenway Park – Boston MA

Saturday       08/14/21      Jimmie Buffett-Xfinity Center – Mansfield MA

Saturday       08/14/21      Skip Marley-MASS MoCA – North Adams MA

Sunday         08/15/21      Daryl Hall & John Oates-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Tuesday        08/17/21      Ann Wilson-The Egg – Albany NY

Saturday       08/21/21      Brandi Carlile-Mavis Staples-Tanglewood – Lenox MA

Sunday         08/21/21      Thomas Rhett-Xfinity Theater – Hartford CT

Sunday         08/22/21      Kiss (rescheduled date)-Xfinity Theatre – Hartford CT

Sunday         08/22/21      Judy Collins-Richard Thompson-Tanglewood – Lenox MA

Sunday         08/22/21      The Roots-MASS MoCA – North Adams MA

Monday        08/23/21      King Crimson-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Tuesday        08/24/21      James Taylor-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Tuesday        08/24/21      Michael Buble-T.D. Garden – Boston

Friday           08/27/21      The Eagles-T.D. Garden – Boston

Saturday       08/28/21      The Eagles-T.D. Garden – Boston

Friday           08/27/21      Dead & Company-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Saturday       08/28/21      Lynyrd Skynyrd-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Saturday       08/28/21      Alanis Morissette-Xfinity Theatre – Hartford CT

Thursday      09/02/21      Melissa Etheridge-The Egg – Albany NY

Sunday         09/05/21      Alanis Morissette-PAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Sunday         09/05/21      Dead & Company-Xfinity Theatre – Hartford CT

Thursday      09/09/21      Joan Osborne-The Egg – Albany NY

Sunday         09/12/21      Outlaw Festival (Willie)-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Monday        09/13/21      Maroon 5-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Tuesday        09/14/21      Black Crowes-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Wednesday   09/15/21      Todd Snider-The Egg – Albany NY

Friday           09/17/21      Dave Matthews Band-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Friday           09/17/21      Machine Gun Kelly-The Big E Arena – W Springfield

Saturday       09/18/21     Billy Idol-Big E Arena – West Springfield

Saturday         09/18/21     Dave Matthews Band-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Fri-Sun         09/24->9/26 Fresh Grass Festival-MASS MoCA – North Adams MA

Saturday         09/25/21      Farm Aid-Xfinity Theater - Hartford

Sunday          09/26/21       Pat Benatar-The Big E Arena – W Springfield

Tuesday        09/28/21      Jonas Brothers-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Wednesday   09/29/21      Jonas Brothers-Xfinity Theatre – Hartford CT

Friday            10/01/21     The Goo Goo Dolls-The Big E Arena – W Springfield

Sunday          10/03/21      Styx-The Big E Arena – W Springfield

Sunday         10/03/21      Zac Brown Band-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Tuesday       10/05/21      Enrique Iglesias-Ricky Martin-T.D. Garden – Boston

Friday          10/08/21      Florida Georgia Line-Xfinity Theater – Hartford CT

Saturday       10/09/21      Lady A-T.D. Garden – Boston

Monday        10/25/21      Harry Styles-T.D. Garden – Boston

Saturday       10/30/21      Brothers Osborne-Palace Theater – Albany NY

Saturday       11/20/21      Jon Jett and the Blackhearts-Palace Theater – Albany NY

Thursday      12/02/21      Luke Combs T.D. Garden – Boston

Friday           12/03/21      Luke Combs T.D. Garden – Boston

Tuesday        12/07/21      Dan + Shay-T.D. Garden – Boston

Thursday      12/16/21      Genesis-T.D. Garden – Boston

2022

Friday           01/14/22      Kane Brown-T.D. Garden – Boston

Tuesday        02/08/22      The Weekend-T.D. Garden – Boston

Sunday         02/20/22      Billy Eilish-T.D. Garden – Boston

Monday           06/20/22      Justin Bieber-T.D. Garden – Boston

Tuesday       07/12/22      Roger Waters-T.D. Garden – Boston

Wednesday   07/20/22      Roger Waters-Times Union Center – Albany NY

Thursday      07/28/22      Elton John (Final Tour)-Gillette Stadium, MA

Thursday      06/16/22      The Doobie Brothers-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Tuesday       06/21/22      Steely Dan-Steve Winwood-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Friday           06/22/22      Rod Stewart with Cheap Trick-SPAC – Saratoga Springs NY

Sunday        07/18/21      Backstreet Boys-Xfinity Theater-Hartford

Saturday       07/23/22      Backstreet Boys-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Sunday         07/31/22      Matchbox 20-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Friday           08/19/22      Goo Goo Dolls-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Wednesday   09/07/22      My Chemical Romance-T.D. Garden – Boston

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