Lots of country and hard-rock, no hip-hop or current pop at PNC Bank Arts Center this summer

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Jason Aldean will kick off the summer season at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, May 18.

With concerts by Luke Bryan and the Charlie Daniels Band going on sale at the PNC Bank Arts Center going on sale this week, 30 shows are now confirmed at the Holmdel amphitheater. Surely, some more will be added. But it’s possible, now, to say how the summer is shaping up.

There is a lot of hard-rock, classic-rock and country on the list, and a few comedy, world music and family shows. What’s notably absent is hip-hop and current pop music. In fact, NO ACT currently in the Top 40 of Billboard magazine’s album chart is now booked at PNC this summer. Furthermore, only four artists in the Top 100, all country acts (Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown) are on the list.

Of course, some non-country artists in the Top 100 will be at other New Jersey venues this summer. Cardi B, Meek Mill, Migos, Rich the Kid, City Girls and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, for instance, are all on the roster of the Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, June 2; Hozier will be at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, July 26; Shawn Mendes will perform at the Prudential Center in Newark, Aug. 10-11.

But, country artists excepted, current chart success does not seem to have anything to do with being booked at the PNC Bank Arts Center.

Here are the shows, by genre, with ticket links to each one.


June 1: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
June 6: O.A.R., American Authors
June 15: Live, Bush, Our Lady Peace
June 16: Yes, Asia, John Lodge (of The Moody Blues), Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (with Arthur Brown)
June 28: Shinedown, Badflower, Dinosaur Pile-up, Broken Hands
July 6: Disrupt Festival with The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, The Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Trophy Eyes, Juliet Simms, Hyro the Hero
July 13: “Summer Gods Tour” with Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, Ra Ra Riot
July 24: 311, Dirty Heads, The Interrupters, Dreamers, Bikini Trill,
July 31: Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Dorothy, Diamante
Aug. 6: Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band
Aug. 7: Korn, Alice in Chains, Underoath, Ho99o9 at PNC Bank Arts Center.
Aug. 15: Alice Cooper, Halestorm, Motionless in White
Aug. 16: Train, Goo Goo Dolls
Aug. 18: Santana, The Doobie Brothers
Aug. 20: Beck, Cage the Elephant, Spoon, Sunflower Bean
Aug. 30: Knotfest Roadshow featuring Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira, Behemoth


May 18: Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Carly Pearce
May 26: Chris Young, Chris Janson, Dylan Scott
June 9: Rascal Flatts, Jordan Davis
June 20: Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt, Cadillac Three
June 22-23: Zac Brown Band, Caroline Jones
July 11: Florida Georgia Line, Morgan Wallen, Dan + Shay, Hardy
July 26: Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes, Hot Country Knights
Aug. 3: Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson, Rhett Akins
Aug. 9: Chris Stapleton, Margo Price, The Marcus King Band
Sept. 7: Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Jon Langston


June 8: Gaana Music Festival with Hariharan & Alka Yagnik, Divine, Jassie Gill + Babbal Rai, Sunidhi Chauhan, others.


June 26: Adam Sandler


July 20: Kidz Bop


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