Gillette Stadium Or Fenway Park, Who Has The Better 2024 Concert Lineup?
This week, major artists announced summer stadium tours that will bring them to Boston’s biggest stages. Let’s play a fun hypothetical game where you are offered a season pass to attend every 2024 Gillette Stadium concert or Fenway Park concert. Whichever you pick is free. However, you can only pick one.
In order to make the right choice, there are many factors that are worth considering. Yes, it all starts with the lineup, but Gillette and Fenway also offer very different concert experiences. Let’s pin each of the criteria buckets against each other.
The Shows Announced So Far
Certainly over the next four or five months, new shows at each venue will be announced. Two weeks into November, Gillette has five show dates locked in, and Fenway has seven. They both start towards the end of June. Kicking things off at the home of the Patriots in 2024 will be Zach Bryan, Metallica, and Kenny Chesney. There are important things to note here. Bryan has two dates, June 26 and returning on July 17. The June show features Jason Isbell. Then Metallica thrashes into Foxboro on August 2nd and August 4th. They will be performing two different sets. Night one has Pantera in support. Night two has Five Finger Death Punch. Lastly, country star Kenny Chesney returns to Gillette on a Friday night in August (23rd). Chesney at Gillette is always a larger-than-life experience. Furthermore, Zac Brown Band is joining him so really, this is two shows in one.
As far Fenway Park, Hootie and the Blowfish throw the opening summer concert pitch on June 21. Local favorite Noah Kahan is on July 17 and 18. Kane Brown returns on July 20. The Foo Fighters are the following night. blink-182 will be there on July 23. Finally, we have Green Day with Smashing Pumpkins making the Green Monster shake on August 7.
The X Factors
Of course, you lean towards the lineup you prefer, but there are other elements to consider. Gillette offers the opportunity to have your car, drive at your own leisure, and maybe even tailgate. On the flipside, the parking lot can be torture to get out of. Fenway does not have great parking options. The garages are also very expensive. But seeing the interior of that ballpark lit up on a nice summer night with great music playing is magical.
Though our scenario here has you only picking one team, here is something else for you and your wallet to consider. So far, each Gillette Stadium concert booked so far is on a different night than the Gillette and Fenway Park concerts. Therefore, you can realistically attend every single one.