Spring and summer concerts coming to DMV


Photo by Anirudh Koul

Bon Jovi performs at a large concert. Now that COVID restrictions have been lifted, concerts like these will be more common.

After two COVID-19 infected years, the summer of 2022 is coming up and pandemic restrictions are being lifted. With this comes the return of concerts, a commodity we forgot about. So get ready to bang your head and move your feet as top artists of all genres are coming to Maryland this spring and summer. 

Different artists have recently come to Maryland, including Lil Tecca, who came to the Fillmore in Silver Spring. This concert got junior Felipe Lemgruber riled up and excited about all of the upcoming rap concerts over the summer. “He mostly played his old songs, but it was still really fun,” although upcoming rapper Young Chris “stole the show,” Lemgurber said. 

If you like rap music, NLE Choppa is coming to perform on May 16 at the Fillmore, according to Seat Geek. He will most likely perform his new album Me vs. Me. “I like some of his new songs like Jumpin’ and Too Hot. I definitely want to see him, but COVID is a big concern,” Lemgruber said.

Lemgruber is right; COVID-19 cases are on the rise again and are a concern in the concert community. With no mask restrictions or vaccine mandates and hundreds of people tightly packed in a poorly ventilated room such as the Fillmore, concerts can be a COVID-19 brewing ground.

The band AJR is also coming to Maryland on May 14. The band, composed of three brothers, Adam Met, Jack Met and Ryan Met, rose to the top of the leaderboard in 2021 with their hit song “Bang!”, which collected over 200 million streams on Spotify. The band is playing at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, an outdoor venue, just as the flowers begin blooming and the weather starts getting warmer. 

Coldplay is coming to FedEx Field on Jun. 1. FedEx Field is the second biggest NFL stadium and can seat over 91,000 people, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if this concert became rowdy. Coldplay will most likely play their new single “Let Somebody Go,” featuring Selena Gomez, along with some of their classic hits such as “Yellow” and “Viva La Vida.” 

If you are more into country music, put on your cowboy boots and get ready to go see Morgan Wallen at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, on Jun. 4. After getting canceled in 2021 due to violation of pandemic restrictions the night before he was set to host Saturday Night Live, Morgan Wallen made a comeback with his album Dangerous, released in 2021. “I especially like his song ‘Whiskey Glasses’ and ‘Sand in My Boots,’” junior Kaitlin Mariani said.