Although we’re not quite ready for summer to end, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t excited for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. And what better place to celebrate America’s labor movement than in one of our nation’s most historic cities: Boston!

Below are the best and most affordable events taking place in the city and its surrounding areas over the course of the three-day weekend. Work hard, play hard, and save some cash while doing it.

Billy Currington

August 31 @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Start off your weekend with the man who has 12 No. 1 U.S. Billboard Country singles to his name. The setlist includes a variety of hits spanning his over-decade-long career, including the double-platinum “People Are Crazy” and “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right.” He brings along rising country duo LoCash, best known for their catchy hit “I Know Somebody.” Tickets start at just $35.

Leftover Salmon

August 31 @ The Cabot

Despite their name, we promise this bluegrass band is far from stinky. They’re actually super talented and have been around for nearly 30 years, constantly touring to appease their jam band-like following. These pro’s just released an album called Something Higher in May. Get lost in their old school, yet fresh psychedelic mix of funk and groove for as little as $50.

Portland Timbers at New England Revolution

September 1 @ Gillette Stadium

The home team and opponents from the west are both currently in the middle of the pack in their conference standings. With MLS Cup playoffs kicking off at the end of October, both teams have a lot on the line. Will you be cheering on Boston’s very own MLS team or sporting that signature Oregon green? Get in for just $24.

Blue Man Group

August 31 – September 2 @ Charles Playhouse

Still going strong after 30 years, you know those iconic blue men must be good. The Boston production at Charles Playhouse is nearing 25 years, with performances Fridays through Sundays. The family-friendly show features everything the live entertainment legends are known for: including music, art, props and comedy. Curious yet? Experience it for yourself with tickets starting at only $79.

Massachusetts Minutemen at Boston College Eagles Football

September 1 @ Alumni Stadium

This in-state rivalry, known as the Battle of the Bay State, began all the way back in 1899. In the 26 games they’ve ever played, Boston College has won 21 of them. UMass’s last victory was in 1978. It’s been 40 years–can they finally do it again? Find out for just $9.

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