Summer and early fall are the best times to catch a concert in Boston. The weather is great and won’t hinder your transport to Boston’s best venues. In particular, Boston will be home to some fantastic R&B shows in the summer of 2016.

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(Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Atlantic Records)


Drake: The Summer Sixteen Tour
TD Garden
100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 624-1050
www.tdgarden.com

Date: August 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Drake is one of the hottest artists of the decade. His music crosses multiple genres in away that appeals to many types of audiences, but his core sound is based in rhythm and blues. The Summer Sixteen Tour is sure to be a spectacular show so it is no wonder the concert will be held in one of Boston’s largest venues: The TD Garden. Make sure to purchase tickets for the show soon because they are sure to sell out for one of the most popular artists of 2016.

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(Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)


R. Kelly: The Buffet Tour 2016
TD Garden
100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 624-1050
www.r-kelly.com

Date: October 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Just when you thought all the remixes had been remixed to the fullest extent, R. Kelly makes his music new again. With The Buffet Tour, R. Kelly comes to Boston — and forty other cities — will showcase some of the artist’s old favorite songs as well as music that he hasn’t performed live in previous tours. The set is rumored to be out of this world so viewers will really be treated to more than just a concert, but also a show.

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(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)


Gary Clark Jr.
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
290 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 728-1600
concertfix.com

Date: August 31, 2016 at 8:00 pm

For something a little new and different, head to Boston’s best outdoor venue, the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, for the Gary Clark Jr. show. His innovative style uses rhythm and blues influences to create a new urban rock sound. He is best known for his velvety smooth voice over guitar. At a pervious appearance in Boston, he performed with the Rolling Stones and is much beloved here in the city.

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Boyz II Men
Twin River Event Center
100 Twin River Rd.
Lincoln, RI 02865
(401) 723-3200
www.twinriver.com

Date: Thu, 07/21/16 08:00 PM

Nineties rhythm and blues is back baby! Everyones’ favorite R+B boy group is back and still stunning fans with their incredible vocal talents and their good looks, of course. And where better to see this group than at the Twin River casino. This is the perfect concert to make into a weekend getaway. While not in Boston, Twin River isn’t a bad drive from the city and is a great excuse to get all your pals from the 1990’s together again!

Members of 112, French Montana, Puff Daddy, and Lil Kim perform onstage during the Puff Daddy and The Family Bad Boy Reunion Tour in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Live Nation)

Members of 112, French Montana, Puff Daddy, and Lil Kim perform onstage during the Puff Daddy and The Family Bad Boy Reunion Tour in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Live Nation)


Bad Boy Family Reunion
TD Garden
100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 624-1050
td.gardenboxoffice.com

Date: September 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm

This is the ultimate show for rhythm and blues and urban music lovers. The tour brings back all of the best artists from legendary Bad Boy Records. Some favorites include: Sean P. Diddy Combs – better known as Puff Daddy in the Bad Boy Records days, Faith Evans, Lil’ Kim, Mase, Mario Winans, 112, Total, Carl Thomas, The Lox, and French Montana. All of these incredible musicians are joining force to put on an epic show of more than twenty years of hits.

Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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