Anyone who has attended a Fenway Park concert can tell you that the Boston landmark is one of the best venues in the country to catch live music from the world’s biggest stars.
The year 2017 will bring a host of new chances to see acclaimed acts live at the venerable park, beginning on June 17-18 when Dead and Company returns for another dual-night performance.
On July 7, Florida Georgia Line is set to take the stage along with support from Nelly, Chris Lane, and Backstreet Boys, while the following evening, New Kids on the Block will be back at Fenway for the first time since 2011, accompanied by Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men.
The next month, hometown act James Taylor will bring his catalog of GRAMMY-winning acoustic rock back to the stadium on Aug. 11. The Friday evening show will mark Taylor's third headlining performance at Fenway, and it will feature special guest, Bonnie Raitt. Later in the month, Billy Joel will be back once again for a show on Aug. 30.
On Sept. 1 and 2, the one and only Lady Gaga will make her Fenway Park debut during the Joanne World Tour.
Jump to the bottom of this page for a complete schedule of Fenway Park concerts in 2017.
Browse the Fenway Park concert seating guide below to find your ideal spot in the audience for one of this year’s events at the MLB’s oldest stadium.
Fenway Park Seating Views
Though it’s one of America’s smallest baseball stadiums, Fenway Park offers fans a range of seating options, including the chance to catch the show from the field. For almost all concerts, the band will perform from a stage set up in the outfield area, although some designs may have smaller “B” stages that extend out closer to the infield. Most artists opt to include large multi-story LED screens so fans in all areas of the venue can witness the performance.
Fenway Park - Field Level Views
A handful of different layouts can be used for Fenway Park Field Level seating. Depending on the artist, the stadium may offer physical seats, general admission standing room, or a combination of the two types of admission. No matter the layout, Field Level options come in a wide range of distances from the stage.
Here’s a closer field option for Fenway Park concert seating from a Justin Timberlake show:
If you’re attending a concert with GA Field admission, you may end up standing closer to the infield, like this Bruce Springsteen fan did:
Fenway Park - Field and Loge Box Level Views
Field Box Level Fenway Park concert seating is the first option of stadium-style seating during live shows. If you prefer to be close to the stage but still want a slightly elevated view of the show, the Field Level seating options will be your best bet.
The Loge Level will offer a similar point of view as the Field Box, but you’ll be slightly farther back from the actual field.
Fenway Park - Grandstand Level Views
Fenway Park’s Grandstand Level is the largest of all the individual levels in the stadium. It’s the halfway point of the stadium-style seating in the ballpark, and most of the sections are covered by an overhang--which can be great in case it starts to rain during your concert.
Fenway Park - Pavilion and Roof Box Level Views
If you don’t mind being farther away from the action, the Pavilion and Roof Box Levels--the uppermost of all Fenway Park concert seating options--still give music fans a great live experience. As you can see in the video below, seats in the Pavilion and Roof Box Level will provide great sound while also giving you a bird’s-eye view of the show and the audience on the field. You can even see parts of the Boston skyline from some of these upper level seats.
Bruce Springsteen - Sept. 6-7, 2003
Jimmy Buffett - Sept. 10 and 12, 2004
The Rolling Stones - Aug. 21 and 23, 2005
Dave Matthews Band - July 7-8, 2006
The Police - July 28-29, 2007
Neil Diamond - Aug. 23, 2008
Dave Matthews Band - May 29-30, 2009
Phish - May 31, 2009
Paul McCartney - Aug. 5-6, 2009
Aerosmith - Aug. 14, 2010
New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys - June 11, 2011
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Sept. 8-9, 2011
Roger Waters - July 1, 2012
Bruce Springsteen - Aug. 14-15, 2012
Paul McCartney - July 9, 2013
Jason Aldean - July 12-13, 2013
Justin Timberlake and Jay Z - Aug. 10-11, 2013
Billy Joel - June 26, 2014
Zac Brown Band - June 27-28, 2014
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Aug. 30, 2014
Billy Joel - July 16, 2015
Foo Fighters - July 18-19, 2015
James Taylor - Aug. 6, 2015
Zac Brown Band - Aug. 7-9, 2015
Dead and Company - July 15-16, 2016
Paul McCartney - July 17, 2016
James Taylor with Jackson Browne - Aug. 3, 2016
Pearl Jam - Aug. 5 and 7, 2016
Billy Joel - Aug. 18, 2016
Zac Brown Band - Aug. 20-21, 2016
Jason Aldean with Kid Rock - Sept. 9-10, 2016
Dead and Company - June 17-18, 2017
Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Chris Lane, and Backstreet Boys - July 7, 2017
New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men - July 8, 2017
James Taylor with Bonnie Raitt - Aug. 11, 2017
Billy Joel - Aug. 30, 2017
Lady Gaga - Sept. 1-2, 2017