When it comes to summertime, with its warm nights and vacation schedules (gotta love Summer Fridays), choosing the right concert venue can be as important – if not more! – than picking the right band to watch, and the right friends to tailgate with. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most in-demand outdoor summer concert venues, based on what fans are paying for a chance to spend a night out on a lawn, under a hooded half-dome, sprawling in lawn chairs, or sippin’ on the roof of a car.

Here’s a quick cheat-sheet to our Top 10 picks. For average ticket prices and ticket links to upcoming summer shows, click on the venues’ names and scroll below.

Top 10 Most In-Demand Outdoor Venues

1)Target Field – Minneapolis, MN
2)Verizon Wireless Center – Mankato, MN
3)AT&T Park – San Francisco, PA
4)Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
5)Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA
6)Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheatre – Stateline, NV
7)Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – Los Angeles, CA
8)Fenway Park – Boston, MA
9)Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
10)Soldier Field – Chicago, IL

1) Target Field

Avg. Ticket Price: $198

2) Verizon Wireless Center

Avg. Ticket Price: $193

3) AT&T Park

Avg. Ticket Price: $192

4) Hollywood Bowl

Avg. Ticket Price: $185

Upcoming Summer Concerts 2012

Date
Event
Tuesday 8:00 PM Los Angeles Philharmonic - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $27
Wednesday 8:00 PM Neville Brothers with Trombone Shorty Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $28
Thursday 8:00 PM Los Angeles Philharmonic - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $28
Friday 8:00 PM Hollywood Bowl Orchestra - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $22
Saturday 8:00 PM Hollywood Bowl Orchestra - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $23
Sunday 8:00 PM Hollywood Bowl Orchestra - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $23
Monday 7:30 PM Aerosmith with Cheap Trick Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $82
Tuesday 8:00 PM Los Angeles Philharmonic - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $22
Tuesday 8:00 PM Gustavo Dudamel - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $17
Wednesday 8:00 PM Duke Ellington Orchestra - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $24
Thursday 8:00 PM Los Angeles Philharmonic - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $13
Friday 8:00 PM Norah Jones with Los Angeles Philharmonic Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $39
Saturday 8:00 PM Liza Minnelli with Los Angeles Philharmonic Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $24
Sunday 7:30 PM Los Angeles Philharmonic - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $40
Tuesday 8:00 PM Los Angeles Philharmonic - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $25
Wednesday 8:00 PM Ruben Blades with Eddie Palmieri Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $24
Thursday 8:00 PM Los Angeles Philharmonic - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $25
Friday 8:00 PM Juanes - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $18
Saturday 8:00 PM Juanes - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $20
Sunday 7:30 PM Gustavo Dudamel - Los Angeles Hollywood BowlLos Angeles, CA tickets from $19

5) Citizens Bank Park

Avg. Ticket Price: $185

Upcoming Summer Concerts 2012

Date
Event
Sunday 7:30 PM Bruce Springsteen Citizens Bank ParkPhiladelphia, PA tickets from $102
Monday 7:30 PM Bruce Springsteen Citizens Bank ParkPhiladelphia, PA tickets from $96

6) Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheatre

Avg. Ticket Price: $182

Upcoming Summer Concerts 2012

Date
Event
Wednesday 7:00 PM Toby Keith with Brantley Gilbert Harveys Outdoor Amphitheatre At Lake TahoeStateline, NV tickets from $104
Thursday 8:00 PM Neil Young Harveys Outdoor Amphitheatre At Lake TahoeStateline, NV tickets from $90
Sunday 8:00 PM Norah Jones Harveys Outdoor Amphitheatre At Lake TahoeStateline, NV tickets from $80
Friday 7:30 PM Joe Cocker with Huey Lewis and the News Harveys Outdoor Amphitheatre At Lake TahoeStateline, NV tickets from $86
Saturday 7:00 PM Sugarland Harveys Outdoor Amphitheatre At Lake TahoeStateline, NV tickets from $83
Saturday 8:00 PM Sammy Hagar Harveys Outdoor Amphitheatre At Lake TahoeStateline, NV tickets from $126

7) Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Avg. Ticket Price: $181

8) Fenway Park

Avg. Ticket Price: $179

Upcoming Summer Concerts 2012

Date
Event
Tuesday 6:30 PM Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Fenway ParkBoston, MA tickets from $116
Wednesday 6:30 PM Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Fenway ParkBoston, MA tickets from $115

9) Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Avg. Ticket Price: $174.1

Upcoming Summer Concerts 2012

Date
Event
Thursday 8:00 PM Florence and the Machine with The Walkmen Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $58
Saturday 8:15 PM The Black Keys Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $133
Sunday 7:30 PM OVO Music Festival (Week Pass) with Drake, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $109
Sunday 8:00 PM Dukes of September Rhythm Revue with Donald Fagen Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $40
Thursday 5:00 PM KISS 92.5 Wham Bam with B.o.B, The Wanted, Cher Lloyd Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $22
Saturday 8:00 PM Blue Rodeo with Great Lake Swimmers Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $52
Sunday 4:30 PM Bridgit Mendler Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $55
Tuesday 7:00 PM Kelly Clarkson with The Fray Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $67
Thursday 8:00 PM Roxette with Glass Tiger Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $56
Friday 7:00 PM Zac Brown Band Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $113
Saturday 7:00 PM Big Time Rush with Cody Simpson Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $23
Sunday 7:30 PM Jason Mraz with Christina Perri Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $36
Monday 7:00 PM Kelly Clarkson Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $471
Wednesday 6:45 PM City and Colour with The Avett Brothers and Hey Rosetta! Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $62
Thursday 7:00 PM Kiss with Motley Crue Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $91
Thursday 7:30 PM Gotye with Chairlift and Zammuto Molson Canadian AmphitheatreToronto, Canada tickets from $49

10) Soldier Field

Avg. Ticket Price: $174.0

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Skrillex at Spring Awakening Festival at Soldier Field 2012

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