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Memorial Day Weekend Concerts 2016: Beyonce, Jimmy Buffett, and More

March 29, 2016 by Alyssa

Concerts Memorial Day Weekend 2016

Memorial Day annually heralds the arrival of summer, and what better way to celebrate the season than with a slate of highly anticipated concerts? In 2016, venues across the nation are gearing up to host Memorial Day weekend concerts from the year’s best performers. We’ve picked out the biggest shows and festivals to feature in the list below.

Whether you want to see one of these selected concerts or have another show in mind, you can find concert tickets for all the best Memorial Day weekend events in the Vivid Seats marketplace.


Bayou Country Superfest | LSU Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, La.

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend by spending a full three days on site at the Bayou Country Superfest. Held at Louisiana’s LSU Tiger Stadium, this country music festival will star a bevy of talent this year, including Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, and many more.


Bayou Country Superfest - Memorial Day 2016


Beyoncé | Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.

For two nights, on May 27-28, Beyoncé will bring what’s bound to be one of the year’s biggest concert tours to Chicago. The Formation World Tour will take over Soldier Field on Friday and Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, and these outdoor shows will ring in the summer with incredible live performances of hits like “Formation” and “Flawless.”


Beyonce - Memorial Day 2016


BottleRock Festival | Napa Valley Expo, Napa, Calif.

Another three-day Memorial Day weekend music fest, California’s BottleRock Festival combines rock, folk, R&B, and world music for an eclectic range of live performances in America’s most famous wine country. This year’s headliners include Motown legend Stevie Wonder, rock vets Red Hot Chili Peppers, and U.K. import Florence and the Machine.


BottleRock Festival - Memorial Day 2016


Jimmy Buffett with ZZ Top | Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Calif.

Jimmy Buffett, king of the “Parrotheads,” will team up with the blues icons of ZZ Top on May 28 to kick off the summer concert season at Texas’ Toyota Stadium. Buffett’s annual performance has become a Memorial Day tradition in Frisco, and with Texas natives ZZ Top in tow, this is bound to be one of his best shows yet.


Jimmy Buffett and ZZ Top - Memorial Day 2016


Kenny Chesney with Miranda Lambert | Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Ky.

It’s no secret that Kenny Chesney is one of the nation’s most beloved live performers. This Memorial Day weekend, Chesney will up his game during the Louisville, Ky., stop of his Spread the Love Tour, thanks to supporting sets from Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, and Sam Hunt.


Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert - Memorial Day 2016


Country 500 Music Festival | Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Memorial Day weekend 2016 will bring the first annual Country 500 Music Festival to historic Daytona International Speedway. The three-day country music celebration, featuring Luke Bryan, Willie Nelson, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, and many others, will be the first music festival of this size ever to be held at the venerable NASCAR venue.


Country 500 Music Festival - Memorial Day 2016


Selena Gomez | TD Garden, Boston, Mass.; Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.

Pop star Selena Gomez has two Memorial Day weekend concerts planned for her East Coast fans in 2016. The two shows, scheduled in Boston and Connecticut, are part of the singer’s Revival Tour and are bound to feature her latest hits “Hands to Myself,” “Same Old Love,” and “Good for You.”


Selena Gomez - Memorial Day 2016


Janet Jackson | Cajundome, Lafayette, La.; Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Ala.

Fans of R&B legend Janet Jackson will be able to catch her Unbreakable World Tour in Louisiana and Alabama on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, of Memorial Day weekend 2016. The icon’s live show will deliver new routines alongside classic performances of hits like “Rhythm Nation,” “The Pleasure Principle,” and “What Have You Done for Me Lately.”


Janet Jackson - Memorial Day 2016


Billy Joel | Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

Billy Joel is already scheduled to continue his record-breaking monthly residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden through the end of the year. His May concert will take place on Friday the 27th to kick off Memorial Day weekend in the Big Apple with a setlist of his greatest hits.


Billy Joel - Memorial Day 2016


Journey with the Doobie Brothers | Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.

Celebrate the influence of the “San Francisco Sound” on May 28 when Journey and the Doobie Brothers team up for an arena concert in Kansas City, Mo. These two classic rock outfits will delight Midwestern fans by diving deep into their impressive catalogs at this Saturday evening show.


Journey and the Doobie Brothers - Memorial Day 2016


The Who | Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, Calif.; Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nev.

For two years, British rock gods Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have been expanding on the legacy of The Who with the group’s 50th anniversary tour. The venture, dubbed The Who Hits 50!, will come to a close this spring with two Memorial Day weekend concerts in San Diego (May 27) and Las Vegas (May 29). Don’t miss what could be the last chance to hear these greats perform their best songs live.


The Who - Memorial Day 2016


Zac Brown Band | Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.; Target Field, Minneapolis, Minn.

In continued support of its 2015 album, Zac Brown Band will be on the road in 2016 with the Black Out the Sun Tour. The country music outfit will headline the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., on May 27 before heading to Minneapolis’ Target Center on May 28, marking their first appearances at each venue in three years.


Zac Brown Band - Memorial Day 2016


Memorial Day Weekend Concert Tickets 2016



Memorial Day Concerts 2016
May 27-29
Bayou Country Superfest - Three-Day Pass
LSU Tiger Stadium - Baton Rouge, LA
May 27
Soldier Field - Chicago, IL
May 28
Soldier Field - Chicago, IL
May 27-29
BottleRock Festival - Three-Day Pass
Napa Valley Expo - Napa, CA
May 28
Jimmy Buffett and ZZ Top
Toyota Stadium - Frisco, TX
May 28
Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert
Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium - Louisville, KY
May 27-29
Country 500 Music Festival - Three-Day Pass
Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, FL
May 28
Selena Gomez
TD Garden - Boston, MA
May 29
Selena Gomez
Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT
May 28
Janet Jackson
Cajundome - Lafayette, LA
May 29
Janet Jackson
Legacy Arena at The BJCC - Birmingham, AL
May 27
Billy Joel
Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
May 28
Journey and the Doobie Brothers
Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO
May 27
The Who
Valley View Casino Center - San Diego, CA
May 29
The Who
Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, NV
May 27
Zac Brown Band
Sprint Center - Kansas City, Mo.
May 28
Zac Brown Band
Target Field - Minneapolis, MN

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