Live Concerts Are Coming to Apple Stores This Summer: See Khalid, Bad Bunny and More

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Apple on Monday announced a new series of exclusive concerts that will be held at Apple Stores around the world this summer.

The concert series, dubbed Up Next Live, will feature intimate performances from a range of artists, including Bad Bunny, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Ashley McBryde, King Princess, Lewis Capaldi, and Jessie Reyez.

All of the artists were previously featured on Apple Music Up Next, a monthly program that showcases up-and-coming musicians from around the world. Each month, the program chooses one artist to highlight to Apple Music fans.

As Apple notes in a press release, each artist in the Up Next Live series will “perform for fans in one city, for one night only.” Whether the artists are on the brink of success or are already well-known, Apple writes that attendees will “never seem them perform like this again.”

The concerts will be held after-hours at Apple retail locations in various cities, such as:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Paris
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Brooklyn
  5. London
  6. Milan
  7. Chicago

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Apple has held its own concert series. From 2007 to 2016, Apple held an annual Apple Music Festival in the U.K. — which also featured free tickets. Apple announced in 2017 that it would stop holding the Apple Music Festival, however.

The Up Next Live concert series will officially kick off with Bad Bunny performing on Tuesday, July 9 at Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan. You can see a full calendar of the performances below.

  1. July 9 — Bad Bunny at Apple Piazza Liberty, Milan
  2. July 19 — Jessie Reyez at Apple Union Square, San Francisco
  3. July 25 — King Princess at Apple Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  4. July 31 — Lewis Capaldi at Apple Champs-Élysées, Paris
  5. August 9 — Daniel Caesar at Apple Covent Garden, London
  6. August 16 — Ashley McBryde at Apple Michigan Avenue, Chicago
  7. August 23 — Khalid at Apple Carnegie Library, Washington, D.C.

Tickets to Up Next Live are free but are subject to a random drawing. Winners will receive one ticket for themselves and an additional ticket for a plus-one. The concert series is restricted to those 16 years of age or older.

Registration for the ticket drawings close on July 3, so anyone interested should check out Apple’s ticketing webpage sooner than later.

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