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Jones Beach Theater And PNC Bank Arts Center Schedules Announced: Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Kelly Clarkson, And More

Kelly Clarkson plays Jones Beach Theater on August 21 and PNC Bank Arts Center on August 26.
Kelly Clarkson plays Jones Beach Theater on August 21 and PNC Bank Arts Center on August 26.
Bryan Horowitz

Ah, the summer, the time of year when one can enjoy a concert in the glorious out of doors. This morning Live Nation announced the full lineups for its two local amphitheaters—the PNC Bank Arts Center in bucolic Holmdel, N.J. and the Jones Beach Theater, out on the South Shore of Nassau County—and there's a bit of a youthquake going on, especially when you compare the roster to last year's nostalgia-choked lineup.

Oh, sure, there's looking back to be had—you can remember the '70s with the ocean-loving Stevie Nicks, the '80s with Def Leppard, the '90s with an alt-rock-stuffed package tour that has both Sugar Ray and the Gin Blossoms on its bill, or the '00s at the still-moshing Warped Tour—but Drake is headlining both venues, Wiz Khalifa is bringing Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q to Jones Beach, and Big Time Rush will try to prove to the kids that it's important to cultivate some hoome-grown boy bands. And Kelly Clarkson, who, despite her curious decision to tour with the soggy blankets in the Fray, always puts on a great show, and she's playing both venues as well. Tickets for many of these concerts are on sale now; check Live Nation's official site for details. Full lineup below.

PNC Bank Arts Center May 11: Rob Zombie and Megadeth w/Lacuna Coil May 20: KTUPhoria: Pitbull and Flo Rida w/Dev, Calvin Harris, Adam Lambert, Karmin, K'Naan, and Havana Brown (and special guest Enrique Iglesias) June 12: Drake w/J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, and French Montana June 22: Demi Lovato w/Hot Chelle Rae June 23: James Taylor June 27: The Beach Boys June 29: Yanni June 30: Stevie Nicks July 6: Scorpions w/Queensrÿche July 13: Vans Warped Tour: All Time Low, Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard, The Used, Four Year Strong, Pierce The Veil, New Found Glory, Breathe Carolina, and more July 14: Dream Theater July 21: Summerland Tour: Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground July 25: Santana and The Allman Brothers Band July 28: Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News August 2: 311 and Slightly Stoopid August 4: System of a Down w/Deftones August 18: Big Time Rush w/Cody Simpson August 19: Chicago and The Doobie Brothers August 21: Sublime With Rome w/Cypress Hill, Pepper August 26: Kelly Clarkson and The Fray w/Carolina Liar August 31: Jason Mraz w/Christina Perri September 6: Jason Aldean w/Luke Bryan September 21: Kiss and Mötley Crüe

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater June 1: Brad Paisley w/The Band Perry, Easton Corbin June 8, 10: Neil Diamond June 9: Yanni June 12-13: Dave Matthews Band w/Fitz and the Tantrums June 16: Drake w/J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, and French Montana June 22: Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band June 24: The Beach Boys June 27: Iron Maiden w/Alice Cooper June 29: Stevie Nicks July 3-4: Phish July 7: Scorpions w/Queensrÿche July 13: Def Leppard w/Poison, Lita Ford July 24: The Allman Brothers Band and Santana July 28: Identity Festival July 29: Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News August 2: Wiz Khalifa w/Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Chevy Woods August 3: 311 and Slightly Stoopid August 5: System of a Down w/Deftones August 8: Big Time Rush w/Cody Simpson August 9: O.A.R. w/Rebelution August 10: Journey w/Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo, Loverboy August 14: Barenaked Ladies w/Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Cracker August 17: Big Time Rush w/Cody Simpson August 18: Chicago and The Doobie Brothers August 21: Kelly Clarkson and The Fray w/Carolina Liar August 30: Jimmy Buffett September 1: Jason Mraz w/Christina Perri September 22: Kiss and Mötley Crüe

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