Must See Concerts this Semester

Going to concerts creates meaningful memories- through loud music, dancing, and an experience like no other. In my opinion, they are the best way to spend your free time this semester. Concerts connect people through music, help you live in the moment, and make memories that will last a lifetime. If you want to spend more time enjoying yourself outside of school this semester, here are five must-see concerts in Cleveland you should consider going to.

Subtronics at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 15, 2023:

The Subtronics show in Cleveland is guaranteed to be an immersive concert experience with next-level visuals. Subtronics will be playing at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse this month on the ANTIFRACTAL Tour. Subtronics, or Jesse Kardon, who is an American dubstep producer and DJ, has headlined some major EDM festivals like Electric Forest and Lost Lands. He is widely known in the EDM world for his most popular songs like “Puzzlebox” and “Griztronics.” In a recent interview for 8 News Las Vegas, Subtronics says this tour will be the biggest production he has ever put on, with plenty of new music. This show will definitely take you to another world.

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Tickets range from $49.50 to $99.00.

Ari Lennox at House of Blues Cleveland on March 17, 2023:

Ari Lennox will be playing at the House of Blues Cleveland next month. Before starting the tour, Lennox stated this would be her last ever tour. Throughout her career, not only has she won several BET awards, she has performed at major festivals and is praised for being such a great live vocalist. If you have sung along to her hit songs, “Pressure” or “Shea Butter Baby,” or you just want to go to an R&B concert with a great ambiance, you need to get tickets for Ari Lennox’s Age/Sex/Location Tour this spring.

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Tickets range from $49.50 to $262.00

The Criticals at House of Blues Cleveland on April 14, 2023:

If you like listening to indie/alternative music, you definitely need to check out The Criticals show at the House of Blues Cleveland. Despite making music since 2018, the group has only started to gain popularity in the past few months. The Criticals base most of their recorded music and live shows around youth and honesty, much like many other iconic rock bands. If you prefer a more intimate show with some mellow-rock music, you need to see this band live.

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Tickets are on sale for $15.

Bikini Kill at The Agora on April 16, 2023:

Bikini Kill is a band that is primarily known for being one of the pioneers in the “Riot Grrrl” movement. “Riot Grrrl” was an underground feminist punk movement in the early 1990s that combined punk rock with politics and made women’s voices heard. Bikini Kill not only helped start the movement but continues it with their 2023 tour that will be stopping here in Cleveland. We “Double Dare Ya” to go to this show if you enjoy punk rock music.

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Tickets range from $39.50 to $45.00.

Lizzo at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on May 12, 2023: 

The 4-time Grammy-winning, Lizzo will be performing at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse at the end of the semester. Lizzo has released 4 studio albums and 23 singles–many of them being pop hits we often hear on the radio. This spring, Lizzo will be touring the United States, putting on a show with her newest album, “Special” and many of her other chart-topping hits. Not only can she sing, dance, and put on a great show, but Lizzo is also a professional flutist- which she always incorporates. This concert is sure to be special and is a great way to treat yourself after the stress of finals. 

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Tickets range from $116.00 to $500.00.

Concerts are a great way to meet new people, enjoy live music, and, most importantly, have fun. For more cost-friendly budgets, small local venues like The Grog Shop and Beachland Ballroom have plenty of great shows weekly. And remember, a little bit of live music therapy has never hurt anyone.