You've got a cookout planned, a great spot for fireworks, and you're relaxing in the summer heat. What's left? Live music. Few things are more fun than a concert, especially to celebrate a holiday in the middle of summer, when the concert season is at its peak. And Orlando, Daytona, and Melbourne have a lot of concerts for you to check out over July 4th weekend, from pop and country chart-toppers to rock bands, so find one you can't miss and get your tickets before they sell out!
Vans Warped Tour
June 30 @ 12:30 p.m.
Tinker Field - 1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando, FL 32805
The traveling rock festival Warped Tour is at it again this summer, with a handful of stops falling close to Independence Day--including one in Orlando on Friday, June 30, just in time to get the weekend started. This year's lineup includes The Acacia Strain, American Authors, Anti-Flag, The Ataris, Bowling for Soup, CKY, GWAR, Hatebreed, Hawthorne Heights, Save Ferris, Sick of It All, Silverstein, and more. Tickets are on sale now and cost $39.
1984 - The Ultimate Van Halen Tribute
June 30 @ 7 p.m.
Daytona Beach Bandshell - 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Sometimes, tribute acts can be a great way to get a live experience from a band you haven't had the chance to see in person. and over the 4th of July weekend, you'll have a couple opportunities to see some great tributes. Kick it off on Friday, June 30 with a Van Halen tribute. Tickets are $3 for general admission, $10 for VIP.
Blue Man Group
June 30 through July 4
Blue Man Group Theatre - 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
Iterations of the iconic Blue Man Group play all over the country, including in Orlando at the custom-built Blue Man Group Theatre--and with shows daily, you have multiple opportunities to catch them. With multiple ticket packages, prices vary.
July 1 @ 4 p.m.
Eleanor Tinsley Park - 500 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77002
Country musician Tyler Farr will perform as part of the pre-race ceremonies at the 59th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on July 1. VIP packages that include both the race and concert are available.
Red, Hot & Boom
July 3 @ 4 p.m.
Cranes Roost Park - 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Nearby Altamonte Spring's annual 4th of July party presented by radio station XL106.7, Red, Hot & Boom, returns this year with live music from Austin Mahone, James Arthur, Hey Violet, AJR, Drey-C, and Why Don't We. Of course, the night will end with a fireworks display. And best of all, it's free!