Big names in music are rolling into Philadelphia in the coming months, with performances all around the city. Whether you’re into house, pop, rock, or rap—Philly’s music scene won’t disappoint. If you’re looking for smaller shows or more local talent, be sure to check out the Independent Hotel Calendar of events.

ZEDD

STYLE: Electro house
WHEN: October 19th – 20th
WHERE: The Electric Factory
NEARBY EATS: Roy Pitz Barrel House is a brewpub serving up a full line of specialty beers and bar fare like burgers in an industrial chic converted warehouse.

With hits like “Spectrum,” “Stay the Night,” and “Clarity,” German DJ Zedd became an internationally-acclaimed artist in late 2012. “Clarity” won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording in 2014, and in the same year Zedd produced “Break Free” with Ariana Grande. His second LP, True Colors, was released in 2015 and featured stars like Selena Gomez, Troye Sivan, and Logic with a more rock and rap influenced project. His most recent hit “Stay” featuring Alessia Cara is still making its rounds on pop radio stations around the country. Zedd is bringing his electronic pop sound to the Electric Factory this fall, with EDM duo Grey as one of two opening acts.

NIALL HORAN

STYLE: Pop/Acoustic pop
WHEN: October 29th
WHERE: The Fillmore
NEARBY EATS: Sancho Pistola’s is a creative Mexican cantina, Barcade offers retro arcade games with beer and bar eats, and Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House has prime cuts on the water.

Since One Direction’s hiatus in 2016, Niall Horan has been leaning on his acoustic folk interests. His debut new single “This Town” was an acoustic ballad released in September and drew comparisons with Ed Sheeran. He has also released the more pop-centered single, “Slow Hands.” Both singles are part of his upcoming debut studio album, Flicker, which will be the focus of his upcoming show in Philadelphia at The Fillmore. Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James will open the show.

THE USED

STYLE: Rock
WHEN: November 10th
WHERE: The Fillmore
NEARBY EATS: Sancho Pistola’s is a creative Mexican cantina, Barcade offers retro arcade games with beer and bar eats, and Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House has prime cuts on the water.

The Used, a rock band formed in 2001, was formed as a reaction to the straitlaced attitudes of their hometown Orem, Utah. Poverty, homelessness, and substance abuse were other hurdles to overcome in their quest to bring their post-hardcore sound mainstream. They signed with Reprise Records and released their self-titled album in 2002. Since then, they’ve rocketed to nationwide prominence and have appeared at Warped Tour, Ozzfest, and Projekt Revolution alongside Linkin Park and Snoop Dogg. Most of the band’s albums have achieved gold and platinum statuses in countries around the world. The Used is releasing their 7th studio album, The Canyon, on October 27th.

JAY-Z

STYLE: Rap
WHEN: December 1st
WHERE: Wells Fargo Center
NEARBY EATS: With the WFC easily accessible by the Broad Street subway line, eat in Center City before the show. Check out spots like Little Nonna’s or Vedge.

Jay-Z’s 4:44 Tour, which will support his 13th studio album 4:44, will be stopping in Philadelphia in early December. Critics have praised the emotional and personal content of the album, which was certified platinum on July 5th. Jay-Z is no stranger to success—his entire career is a rags-to-riches dream. With lyrical talent and dedication, Jay-Z has become one of the best-selling musicians of all time. The rapper touts accolades like 100 million records sold worldwide, 21 Grammy Awards, and 14 number one albums on the US Billboard 200. Don’t miss one of the best artists at his stop in Philly.