Best Weekend Ever: Bon Jovi, Marah, Jhene Aiko

Featured photo by Emily Irani.


It’s National Concert Week! If you missed the concerts like Lord Huron, Camila Cabello, and Steel Panther earlier in the week, you still have time to check out the shows coming this weekend.

Lord Huron at The Fillmore Philly 2016. Photo by Wakana Narisako.

Thursday 5/3:

Philly area native Bon Jovi is returning to Wells Fargo Center tonight. They were recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They’re going strong with 3 of the original members still in the band. Tickets are still available here.


Soccer Mommy, aka Sophie Allison, sold out their set at Johnny Brenda’s. At only 20 years old, she is turning heads of huge media outlets such as the New York Times. Her voice and guitar sounds authentic and her presence will be perfect for Johnny Brenda’s setting. Enjoy the show, ticket holders!


Friday 5/4:

French electronic musician Carpenter Brut will be performing at Union Transfer. The musician behind the intriguing sounds remains reserved but his music is anything but that. Tickets can be purchased here.


One of Philly’s favorites, Marah, sold out at Boot and Saddle. This will be an intimate performance in a venue that will host the lively experience. If you didn’t get tickets for this show and are dying to see them, they will be performing on May 5th in Wayne. Tickets for that show are available here.


Saturday 5/5:

Chill out with psychedelic rockers Blind Melon at TLA. After a few hiatuses, the band is back together with new lead vocalist Travis Warren and touring again in the third decade of their career. Tickets are available here.


Producer and singer-songwriter Tom Misch from the UK sold out his performance at Union Transfer. His sound is mature for his age and his dedication to music started at a young age. With a mix of influences, his sound stands out from the other SoundCloud DJs. If you don’t have tickets, you can try to find resale tickets here.


The Boom 103.9 Class of 2018 featuring Jhene Aiko, Ella Mai, and more at The Fillmore. The night will be filled with awesome R&B stars on the rise. Tickets are availabe here.

Sunday 5/6:

The most complex member of the Smith family, Jaden Smith, is performing to a sold out crowd at The Foundry on Sunday night. His most recent performance appearance in Philly was as one of the opening acts on tour with Fall Out Boy in the fall. He has made a name for himself as a philosophical Tweeter and a rapper. You can find resale tickets here.


Heading out this weekend to any of these shows? Make sure to tag us on social media at @rockonphilly!

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