Are you planning on going to a concert or two this Fall? With lots of concert tours scheduled for autumn 2023, choosing which one to go to can be a bit overwhelming.
But a little planning will go a long way. And since there are so many options, we've created a guide to help you choose from all the live music events scheduled for the Fall of 2023, including the best concerts going on for Halloween and the best fall festivals. Jump to the top Fall concert tours
From learning which artists will be performing live to what music festivals to possibly attend this season, to planning a Halloween night concert out, we've got you covered this fall (which is officially from September 23 to December 22).
Here's your foolproof guide to making your concert experience this autumn an absolute blast.
Deciding which concert to attend might be a bit confusing. It's common to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices. That's why we created this guide, to give you a hand. Here are some of the ways to help you decide.
First, figure out the genre – A no-brainer. The concert should be playing the genre of music you love. Country? Hip Hop? Rock? Jazz? Flip through your music library or your streaming history to remind you of your favorite genres.
Which artist or band would you like to see live? – You can search on Google for your favorite artist or band's tour schedule to see if they are even on tour, and if they are planning on touring this Fall. Look below for the top concert national tours this 2023 Fall. You can also check out your favorite concert venue’s website for the next artist who will perform there during the Fall season. Plus, attending a concert can be another reason for you to get out, travel, and have fun this Fall. And of course you can go here to view all the concert tours scheduled that we have tickets for, and there are thousands of tours to choose from.
Keep track of the artist’s or band's upcoming events - Once you have decided which artists’ concert to attend, sign up for updates. Keep in mind that not all shows are promoted through radio or television. Therefore, sign up for your preferred artist’s newsletters and Facebook pages. You can also sign up at the websites of the venues near you and ask to be updated thru SMS or email. It is important, though, to constantly check these for updates and changes to schedules and itinerary. Finally, you can use our venue locator to find all the venues within a specified range so you can learn exactly which concert venues are near you.
Ticket release – Setting an email reminder can help you purchase tickets on time. When ready to buy your tickets, all you'll need is ClickitTicket. Go here to view all the concert tours scheduled that we have tickets for, and there are thousands of tours to choose from. Read when it's best to buy tickets here.
Select the delivery method – Choose the ticket delivery method that can work best for you. There are venues that allow you to pick up the tickets prior to the event. This service is called “Will Call” and will require you to present the credit card that you used in purchasing the ticket/s, as well as your driver’s license. However, smaller venues do not usually provide this kind of service. ClickitTicket allows you to have your tickets FedEx'd to you or sometimes you can electronically download the tickets immediately after you buy them here too.
Looking for the best concert tour to see this Fall? The list below provides you with the top concert tours scheduled for autumn 2023, with all of them stopping in lots of cities across the U.S. and Canada. If you see a concert tour below that you want to go to, click the link to see the tour schedule and to purchase tickets too.
Ariana Grande is in the middle of her wildly successful 'Sweetener Tour' and will be performing in many cities during the Fall. The autumn leg of her tour begins in the U.S. in Uniondale, NY at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It will end in Inglewood, CA at The Forum on 12/21/19.
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will be on their Farewell tour starting on Rapid City, SD on 9/12/19 and ending at the United Center in Chicago, IL on 10/19/19. The classic rocker and his band will be stopping in cities on both the east and west coast.
Celine Dion finished her residency in Las Vegas and will tour in Canada and America on her newly-announced 'Courage World Tour'. The tour begins on 9/18/19 in Quebec and will hit Ottawa and Montreal for numerous nights in each city. Cleveland, OH will be her first U.S. date on 10/18/19 at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Celine will be stopping in cities across the U.S. all the way through the Fall and into 2020 too.
Devendra’s new album Ma will be released on September 13 2019 on Nonesuch Records. And his tour begins in Ventura, CA at the Majestic Ventura Theatre on 10/15/19 and wraps up in Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer on 12/8/19.
One of the most anticipated concert tours of 2019 and 2020, sir Elton John is embarking on his last tour ever, dubbed 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road'. The tour is an ongoing tour by Elton John. It began in Allentown, Pennsylvania in September of 2018. The tour consists of more than 300 concerts worldwide. The tour won a Billboard Music Award in the category Top Rock Tour. The U.S. Fall leg of the tour begins in Salt Lake City, UT at the Vivint Smart Home Arena ON 9/4/19. It ends on 11/16/19 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY.
See Incubus in concert this Fall beginning in Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre Moorhead, MN on 8/3/19. They have dates scheduled through 12/7/19 where they will end the tour at the House Of Blues - Myrtle Beach in North Myrtle Beach, SC.
After a ten-year hiatus, the Jonas Brothers are at it again, with a new hit and a new concert tour planned. Their 'Happiness Begins' tour will begin in Miami at the AmericanAirlines Arena on 8/7/19 and wraps up on 12/14/19 and 12/15/19 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA.
CMA and ACM Award-winning musician Luke Combs will extend his sold-out “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour”. The country music singer will be kicking of the Fall leg of the tour in Rogers, AR on 9/26/19 and ending in Nashville, TN on 12/13/19.
The Madame X Tour is the upcoming eleventh concert tour by Madonna, in support of her fourteenth studio album Madame X. The tour currently has 81 dates scheduled, the all-theatre tour is scheduled to begin on September 12, 2019, in New York City, and end in the U.S. at the The Fillmore Miami Beach in Miami Beach, FL on 12/19/19. Each city will see Madonna play shows on numerous nights.
Maren Morris: GIRL The World Tour is another great Fall concert tour to consider checking out. It begins at the Heartland Events Center Grand Island, NE on 8/30/19 and hits cities across the U.S. and ends at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC on 11/23/19 where she'll be performing with Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies and Ashley McBryde.
For the first time in four years, The Black Keys are hitting the road again for an autumn tour. It begins in Denver at the Pepsi Center on 9/23/19 and extends through to 11/24/19 where it ends in Vancouver, Canada. Most of the shows on the tour will also include Modest Mouse & Shannon and the Clams.
Hear the sounds of summer, the surf, the waves and the beaches! What band says that more than The Beach Boys? They are on tour right now and will be continuing their tour through the Fall and into the beginning of 2020.
The Chainsmokers are going on tour with 5 Seconds of Summer this Fall for their 'World War Joy'. The duo will begin the tour in Cincinnati, OH at the US Bank Arena on 9/25/19. They will be performing dates in cities across the U.S. and Canada and will end the tour in Vancouver, Canada at the Rogers Arena on 12/6/19.
The Moving On! Tour is a symphonic concert tour by the British rock band the Who, the 3rd leg of which will be held to promote their upcoming new studio album, which will be the group's first one since 2006's Endless Wire. The tour will include local symphonic orchestras accompanying the Who at each performance. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are the only remaining members of the group. Though it is not being billed as a farewell tour, Daltrey expressed in an interview that it could very well be the group's last set of live shows, "just being realistic about going through the 75th year of my life." The U.S. leg of the tour begins at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 9/1/19 and wraps up in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl on 10/24/19.
Trisha Yearwood & Nashville Symphony will be in Nashville at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center for three nights in the Fall: 10/3/19 - 10/5/19. Then she will be at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA on 10/13/19. Her tour ends at the Artis-Naples in Naples, FL on 12/8/19.
Legendary rock band known for their blues-infused rock music, bawdy lyrics and long beards, ZZ Top has many dates planned in the U.S. and Canada for both the summer and the Fall. They begin in Ridgefield, WA at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater on 8/16/19 and ends on 11/9/19 at the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium in Shreveport, LA.
Get sleep – You would not want to miss out on a song while watching the concert just because you are a little sleepy. Therefore, have a good and restful sleep prior to the concert so you can enjoy it fully. Plus, you will look fresh and feel energetic too.
Jackets & raincoats – Before leaving for the concert, it is best that you check what the weather is going to be like, especially if the concert is held outside. Be prepared to bring a jacket, raincoat or windbreaker if the forecast calls for it.
Confirm your friends’ attendance – If you are going to the concert with friends, make sure you confirm everything with them in advance. Are you going together? If so, you can car-pool or just take public transportation to the venue together. You can also agree on just meeting up at a specific location or at the entrance to the venue itself.
Plan what to wear – Preparing the clothes that you will wear to the concert will save you time and free you from the stress of choosing. This is especially true if you decide to wear costumes or event-appropriate attire for the concert. Be sure comfort is a priority. See below for a few more details.
Eat before the concert – Have a meal before the concert, either at home or in a restaurant. In fact, this would serve as a good meeting place for you and your friends prior to attending the concert. Also, this will provide you nourishment at better prices since most food sold at concert venues are expensive.
Tickets - It might be obvious, but it is the most important thing you need to have with you. Without this, you can't get in!
Wallet and ID - You definitely do not want to forget your wallet and ID. Having cash and your ID with you are important in case of emergencies or if you're carded at the venue while buying alcohol.
Fully Charged Cell Phone - You will be taking a lot of photos during the concert and maybe texting or talking or browsing. Therefore, be sure to have a fully charged phone.
Small Bag - Concert policies may vary, so check with the specific venue's website, but a purse is often a safe bet. The size of the bag is enough for your concert essentials, and it leaves your hands free as well.
What Not to Bring
Jewelry - Dressing up in concerts is a must, but too much jewelry can be a hassle for you. It may stop you from thoroughly enjoying the concert. And what a drag if you lose it or it's stolen.
Big Bag - Huge bags may not be allowed in the concert venue. Check the policies of the venue first before deciding.
Umbrellas - If you're going to an outdoor concert, many venues do not allow umbrellas for obvious reasons, but check at the venue's website before you go. If it's going to rain, probably wear a top with a hood.
The air is a bit cooler in the autumn, and it is time to replace your sundresses and shorts. However, it doesn’t mean you'll have to dress any less fashionably.
Jackets and Heavy Clothing - Your outfit should be comfortable and light even if the temperature is cooler outside. You must not wear heavy clothing especially if you are in the pit. Just take off your jacket once you are in the concert venue. The lighting can be incredibly hot. Not to mention, there are plenty of people inside the venue. All that adds up to a lot of extra heat, so plan your clothes accordingly.
Heels – If you are planning to wear heels, make sure that you can stand wearing them all throughout the concert. Keep in mind that you will be wearing them for two hours straight and could be more if you include the time waiting in line.
Here are some ideas for your concert outfit.
Boots - Looking edgy is a must when you go to a concert, and wearing boots can help get the look. Now that the temperature is cooler, your feet will not feel stuffy. Plus, the boots are comfy as well.
Leather Jacket - Wearing a leather jacket is always a great idea. You can wear it over a dress or even a shirt. Give your outfit an extra edge by wearing a leather jacket. It keeps you warm as well.
Ripped Jeans - Good ripped jeans work for almost every occasion. It's even better when you wear it to a concert. It is best to wear this in concerts in warmer cities like Los Angeles.
Rompers - Show a little skin by wearing a romper. You can be comfortable wearing this if you are in warmer cities like Las Vegas or Phoenix. The outfit can be finished off with a leather jacket and boots as well.
Sneakers - Sneakers will never disappoint you. It adds a casual twist to your concert outfit and they are very comfortable.
A concert is a live performance by a single artist. Meanwhile, a festival involves more artists which will often span a number of days. Furthermore, a festival also could also a wider range of music and is may not just be limited to just mainstream music. It is also usually held outdoors.
Oh, and festivals are a lot of fun! So without further delay, here are some of the popular music festivals you should watch out for this coming Fall 2023.
Life is Beautiful Festival - For its third consecutive year, this fall festival spans 18 city blocks of Downtown Las Vegas. They have gotten big names to perform this year like The Weeknd, Florence and the Machine, Travis Scott. The festival will be on September 20 to 23.
Afropunk - For its tenth consecutive year, the Afropunk festival will go to Atlanta. The Creator, Death Grips, and Flying Lotus are just a few of the many performers this year. The festival is on Sat, Jul 13, 2019 – Sun, Jul 14, 2019. Visit their site for more details.
Austin City Limits 2023 - The autumn fest is usually on weekends. This year it will be at Zilker Park, Austin, Texas from Oct 4 to Oct 13, 2019.
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival - Visit The Park at Harlinsdale, Franklin, Tennessee. Artists like Lionel Richie, Amos Lee, Counting Crows, and many more will be performing. It is on Sep 21 – Sep 22, 2019. It has kid-friendly activities and entertainment as well.
Sea.Hear.Now Festival - Watch your favorite artists perform on North Beach of Asbury Park, New Jersey on September 21-22, 2019. This music festival gets the heavy rock or hard-hitter artists to perform. Rockers will definitely find this music festival entertaining.
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience - The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience are now in its 17th year. The Halloween festival has invited many of A-listers to perform and indie artists as well. The festival is in New Orleans. Experience it from October 25 to 27, 2019.
You probably ought to spend Halloween out of the house and having fun. Why not go a concert and have fun with thousands of others on October 31st?
Before you wind up alone and bored, plan ahead and experience something new. Halloween concerts are certainly a whole new experience. You can even possibly dressing up in a costume.
And the stages and visuals on Halloween night at a concert are also on a different level as well. Here are a few of the top artists you can see on this Halloween Night 2023.
Lady Gaga – Watch mother monster sing and perform live at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas. Let your inner gaga out and enjoy your Halloween night. And if you love Gaga, check out our coverage of her Born This Way Ball Tour and album.
Phish – Watch Phish perform in MGM Grand Garden Arena again on this year’s Halloween Night. There is nothing quite like a Phish show. And if you combine that with Halloween night, you get something very special. This is a show worth checking out.
So get your freak on this Halloween 2023 and rock the night away! Whatever night you choose to see a live concert this fall, you're sure to have a lot more fun than just sitting home.^ top