MGK's Best Philly Concerts Of 2016

2016 brought some of rock's biggest acts to Philly.  Here's our list of our favorite concerts that came to Philly this year. Each listing includes a setlist and video. 
The awesomeness of 2016's classic rock concerts can be summed up by what may go down as the greatest 7 days (July 9-15) of concerts in Philly history.  During that time period, the following bands came to town:  Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Guns N Roses, Bob Dylan, Journey/Doobie Bros.

Here's our favorite Philly concerts of the year in chronological order.

Bruce Springsteen - 2/12 at Wells Fargo Center

Set list 

Bruce Springsteen -" Bruce is Loose"-Shout !- Feb 12 2016 Philadephia-Wells Fargo Center

The last 8 minutes of the already legendary Philly "River" Show. Includes Band intro...Heart stompin , pants dropping, etc and "I`m just a prisoner of rock n Roll !! Asburys best...on stage and off !!

The Who - 3/14  at Wells Fargo Center

Set list


"Who Are You" The Who@Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia 3/14/16

Who Are You, The Who, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA; March 14th, 2016; The Who Hits 50 Tour; 1st song of the set


Lynyrd Skynyrd & Peter Frampton - 6/10 at Mann Center

Set list


Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird - Philadelphia, PA 6/10/2016

Lynyrd Skynyrd performing "Free Bird" at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA on June 10, 2016.




MGK's Big Gig with Bad Company and Joe Walsh - 6/12 at BB&T Pavilion

Bad Co Set List  
Joe Walsh Set List 


Bad Company 2016-06-12 BB&T Pavilion Camden NJ 'Burning Sky"

Bad Company 2016-06-12 BB&T Pavilion Camden NJ 'Burning Sky"




Billy Joel - 7/9 at Citizen's Bank Park

Set list


"My Life" Billy Joel@Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia 7/9/16

My Life, Billy Joel, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pa; July 9th, 2016; Summer Stadium Tour


Paul McCartney - 7/12 at Citizen's Bank Park

Set list 

"Live and Let Die" Paul McCartney@Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia 7/12/16

Live and Let Die, Paul McCartney, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA; July 12th, 2016; One on One Summer Tour


Guns N Roses - 7/14 at Lincoln Financial Field

Set list 


"Paradise City" Guns N Roses@Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia 7/14/16

Paradise City, Guns N Roses, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA; July 14th, 2016; Not in this Lifetime Tour; Final Song of the night

Journey & Doobie Bros - 7/15 at BB&T Pavilion

Set List

Journey - Don't Stop Believin' (July 15, 2016 in Camden, NJ)

Uploaded by Michael Cavacini on 2016-07-16.

Black Sabbath - 8/19 at BB&T Pavilion

Set List


BLACK SABBATH "Snowblind" Camden, NJ Aug. 19, 2016

Recorded live at BB & T, Camden NJ



Steven Tyler - 9/7 at Tower Theater

Set List


Steven Tyler Band - Dream On 09/07/16

Steven Tyler Band performance of "Dream On" at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, September 7. 2016. Video recorded by Gina Cappello. Special thanks to Janie Gregory and Billy and Ryan Gregory for the gift of meeting Steven Tyler before the show. XOXOXOXOXO


Bruce Springsteen - 9/7 & 9/9 at Citizen's Bank Park

9/9 Set List 
9/7 Set List 


Thundercrack - Springsteen - Philadelphia Sept 7, 2016

2016 The River Tour - Summer Stadium Leg Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia PA Sept 7, 2016 Shot from the pit Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Garry Tallent, Roy Bitten, Nils Lofgren, Soozie Tyrell, Charlie Giordano, Jake Clemons



Stevie Nicks / Pretenders - 11/20 at Wells Fargo Center

Stevie Set List 
Pretenders Set List 


"Gypsy" Stevie Nicks@Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia 11/20/16

Gypsy, Stevie Nicks, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA; November 20th, 2016; 24 Karat Gold US Tour