In the 17 years since Fenway Park first began hosting concerts, the home of the Boston Red Sox has welcomed a variety of big-name acts who put on memorable performances.
Looking ahead to summer 2020, Fenway will play host to a number of artists making their first visits to the ballpark while also welcoming back a couple of familiar faces.
Here is a complete list of artists set to play Fenway Park in 2020 so far.
Note: This article will be updated as more information is announced.
James Taylor, Brandi Carlile, and Shawn Colvin
James Taylor & His All-Star Band will visit Fenway on Sunday, June 21, 2020, alongside Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriters Brandi Carlile and Shawn Colvin. Taylor has a long history with the iconic ballpark, even writing a song dedicated to Fenway released in 2015. Recent performances at the park include singing the national anthem before Game 1 of the 2018 World Series and a concert alongside Bonnie Raitt in August 2017. (Sunday, June 21; tickets available here on Friday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.)
Maroon 5, Leon Bridges, and Meghan Trainor
Maroon 5 will play Fenway Park on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, along with Leon Bridges and Nantucket native Meghan Trainor. The band’s most recent concert in Boston was an Oct. 7, 2018, set at TD Garden, while Bridges visited the city for an Oct. 4, 2018, concert at Agganis Arena, and Trainor last played a hometown show at the KISS 108 Jingle Ball on Dec. 4, 2018. (Wednesday, June 24; tickets available here for American Express Card Members on Monday, Dec. 16 at noon, available for the general public on Friday, Dec. 20 at noon)
Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
This all-star 80’s lineup will begin a two-month tour that reaches Fenway’s gates on Tuesday, Aug. 25. While Motley Crue is coming out of a five-year retirement for the shows, Def Leppard most recently played at the ballpark with Cheap Trick and Journey back in June 2018. (Tuesday, Aug. 25; tickets available for Citi cardholders through Citi Entertainment on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m., tickets available here for the general public on Friday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m.)
Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer
Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer will join forces on the road this summer on the Hella Mega Tour, which kicks off in Paris on June 13, 2020, and arrives in Boston at Fenway Park on Aug. 27, 2020. All three artists have announced upcoming albums that will drop prior to the tour, and each released a new single to coincide with the announcement in September: Green Day’s “Father of All…”, Fall Out Boy’s “Dear Future Self,” and Weezer’s “The End of the Game.” (Thursday, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m.; $79.50-184.50; all ages; tickets available here)
You oughta know by now: A summer at Fenway Park isn’t complete without a concert from Billy Joel. After six concerts, a World Series ring, and a first-ever induction into the Fenway Park Music Hall of Fame, the Piano Man will return to the home of the Red Sox on Aug. 28, 2020 for a record-breaking seventh consecutive summer. As part of the continuation of his Fenway Park music residency, the native New Yorker and Fenway Park are donating four tickets in the Dell/EMC Club for every home game during the 2020 regular season to help raise funds for the Long Island Commercial Fishing Association and the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association. (Friday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m.; $59.50-179.50; all ages; tickets available here)