We love summer and everything is brings. The sunshine and the smell of burgers grilling is what this season is all about. Aside from barbecues, lounging by the pool, surfing at the beach and enjoying all the fun that summer offers, there’s another activity that’s on our minds as the summer season gets rolling. This summer, we’re all about enjoying some great music under the stars (or the sun).  When you’re on the hunt for a great summer activity that allows you to sing and dance to some of the best musical artists in America, there’s no better way to do it than at an outdoor concert venue.

Whether you choose to go to a famous amphitheater or a free concert on the grass, you’ll rarely have an unpleasant experience at an outdoor concert. Some venues allow guests to bring their own wine and snacks to enjoy during the performance. From California to New York, we found some of the best summer concert series and concert venues to attend this season and be sure to check out their summer concert series schedule (some of the shows may even be free for attendees!)

Have we convinced you to check out a concert yet? If you’re trying to catch a show by your favorite band or just enjoy the smooth tunes of a jazz band, you have a variety of different venues and shows to choose from this summer. Take a look at some of our favorites not to miss this summer.

Hollywood Bowl1. Florida Country Superfest

Everbank Field, Jacksonville, FL

June 14-15

2. Hollywood Bowl Summer Concerts

Los Angeles, CA

June 1- September 30th

Red Rocks Amphitheater3. Jeep Concert Summer Series

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Now-October 2nd

4. Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series

Chateau Amphitheatre, Woodinville, WA

Now – September 14th

5.  Red, Hot & Boom!

Central Park Summer StageCranes Roost Lake, Altamonte Springs, FL

July 3, 2014

6. Central Park Summer Stage

Manhattan, New York

Now – July 29th

7. Lowell Summer Music Series

Boarding House Park, Lowell, MA

June 19 – September 6th
Greenwood Amphitheater
8. Greenwood Summer Concert Series

Greenwood Amphitheatre, Greenwood, IN

Now – August 30th

9. Pepsi Outdoors Summer Concert Series

Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Spokane, WA

July 9th – September 22nd

10. L.L. Bean Summer in the Park

L.L. Bean, Freeport, ME

July 4th – August 30th

Will you be attending an outdoor summer concert this year? Tell us about it in the comments!

Photo Credit: Red Rocks, Hollywood, Central Park, Greenwood