Concerts you don’t want to miss


Stella Muzin

Even from far away, Lizzo put on a captivating show at Capital One Arena this past October.

Stella Muzin, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Concerts are a great way to connect with your favorite music and truly experience different artists. But with so many upcoming popular artists, it’s hard to decide which concerts are worth spending your money on. Here are some of the top concerts coming up in 2023 that you should go to:

A popular artist heading to our area is Sabrina Carpenter, an American singer and songwriter who started on Disney Channel. Carpenter’s current tour, “Emails I can’t Send Tour,” will be at The Anthem in D.C. on May 14. Fan’s of Carpenter are excited to see hits such as “Nonsense” and “Because I liked a boy” performed. Carpenter also has the reputation of making each concert personal to the area. For instance, on her last tour, she made a personalized outro to “Nonsense,” rhyming it with each location on the tour. Tickets are $45, making this a great and affordable show to attend. 

An underrated artist coming this spring is artist Vance Joy, famously known for his hit song “Riptide.” Joy will be at the Anthem on March 5, as a part of his “In Our Own Sweet Time Tour,” where he will perform songs from his new album as well as older songs. This concert is on the smaller size, considering the Anthem only holds a maximum of 6,000 people, and tickets are selling from $50 to $100. 

Additionally, Lizzo will be performing in Baltimore this coming May. Her lineup also features popular rapper Latto. Lizzo is not a performer to miss, considering the history which was made at her last D.C. concert. On Sept. 27, Lizzo played President James Madison’s crystal flute, the first person to do so since Madison himself. Considering her last concert in the D.C. area was this unique, you can imagine what amazing things Lizzo has planned for this upcoming concert. 

Beyonce, the worldwide music sensation, is going on her first tour since 2016, making event a must-go. The “Renaissance World Tour” will be at the Fedex Field.

 Another well known artist coming to our area is Ed Sheeran, who will be at the FedEx Field on June 24. Sheeran hasn’t toured the U.S. since 2018, so this is an exciting opportunity to see his hit songs performed live. Some of his top charters include “Shape of You,” “Perfect,” “Bad Habit” and “Castle on the Hill.” Sheeran’s catalog has a wide variety of slow songs, along with more upbeat, pop songs, which makes for a great performance. 

Concerts this year have varying prices as low as $50 with fees, making them accessible for everyone. Between all these performers and many more coming to our area, there truly is a show for everyone.