Rock on with these concerts in Southern Germany

by Karen Bradbury
Stripes Europe
Ah, live music. What can beat it? How about a warm dry summer night and one of your favorite artists performing on an open-air stage? There’s not much we can do about the weather, but we can point you toward this summer’s crop of artists performing outdoor shows not far from our communities in Germany. Note, of course, that this list represents only the tip of the iceberg. Any hot tips on open-air shows of big-name artists we might have missed? Share, please!
Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart and band: Freilichtbuehne Lorelei, June 16.
Queens of the Stone Age: Kulturpark Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, June 16.
Guns N’ Roses: Maimarkt Gelaende, Mannheim, June 24.
Santana: Volkspark, Mainz, June 24.
Tom Jones: Kunstrasen, Bonn, June 28.
Billy Joel: Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, June 30.
The Rolling Stones: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, June 30.
Steve Winwood: Kunstrasen, Bonn, July 5.
Sting and Shaggy: Volkspark, Mainz, July 8 (sold out).
Melody Gardot: Zitadelle, Mainz, July 13.
Bryan Ferry: Zitadelle, Mainz, July 16.
Billy Idol: Tanzbrunnen, Cologne, July 17.
Alanis Morrissette: Kunstrasen, Bonn, July 18.
Norah Jones: Zitadelle, Mainz, July 18.
Jamie Cullum and Joss Stone: Schlossplatz, Stuttgart, July 19.
Lenny Kravitz and Gary Clark Jr.: Schlossplatz, Stuttgart, July 21.
Simple Minds: Kunstrasen, Bonn, July 25; also Zitadelle, Mainz, July 27.
Amy McDonald: Amphitheater Trier, July 26; also Bruchsal, Schloss Bruchsal July 28.
Van Morrison: Roncalliplatz, Cologne Aug. 1; also Schlossgarten, Schwetzingen, Aug. 2.
Patti Smith: Roncalliplatz, Cologne Aug. 2.
Dropkick Murphys: Airport, Nuremberg, Aug. 11.
Britney Spears: Sparkassenpark, Moenchengladbach, Aug. 13.
Limp Bizkit: Kunstrasen, Bonn, Aug. 21.
Flogging Molly & Friends: Kulturpark Schlachthof, Aug. 25; also Alm, Landsweiler-Reden (near Saarbruecken), Aug. 26.
Summers are about enjoying the outdoors, so buy your ticket and enjoy a night to remember! 

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