WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Aretha Franklin waves after her performance at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. The event was presented by actor Morgan Freeman and included remarks by President Obama. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Aretha Franklin.(Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

There’s nothing like a good live music concert during the summertime. While there’s many concert options coming up, we’ve narrowed down the best upcoming R&B concerts coming to New York City.

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Ruben Studdard 

Singer Ruben Studdard. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for The Hollywood Christmas Parade)

Singer Ruben Studdard. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for The Hollywood Christmas Parade)

B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill
 237 W 42nd St,
New York, NY 10036

(212) 997-4144
bbkingblues.com

Date: Aug. 2, 2016 at 8 p.m.

You probably remember him from winning the second season of American Idol or from the reality TV show The Biggest Loser. Ruben Studdard, also known as “velvet teddy bear,” will be performing a Luther Vandross tribute and more right in the heart of Time Square. Seating at B.B. Kings is first come, first served — so be sure to get there early to secure the best seats. Tickets can be purchased here.

Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas peforms at the Google Dinner during Advertising Week Europe 2016 at Lambeth Palace on April 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images for Advertising Week Europe)


Lianne La Havas. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images for Advertising Week Europe)

Webster Hall
125 E 11th St,
New York, NY 10003
(212) 353-1600 
www.websterhall.com

Date: Sep. 6, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Lianne La Havas, the talented multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter from London is coming to New York City this summer. Currently on tour with Coldplay, be sure to catch her perform her hit singles including “Unstoppable,” “Green and Gold” and new hits from her current album, “Blood.” This show is for attendees 18+.

Jon B

Singer/songwriter Jon B (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for PGD Global)

Singer/songwriter Jon B (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for PGD Global)

B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill
 237 W 42nd St,
New York, NY 10036

(212) 997-4144
bbkingblues.com

Date: Aug. 12, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Another not-to-miss R&B show B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill is 90s R&B crooner Jon B. The singer/songwriter is best known for his hit 1997 single “They Don’t Know,”and for writing hits for stars like Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton, Color Me Badd and more. Tickets for this show are $25 and seating is first come, first serve.

Kali Uchis 

Kali Uchis (Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Tumblr)

Kali Uchis (Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Tumblr)

Governor’s Island
New York, NY 11231
www.fullmoonfest.com

Date: Aug. 21, 2016, TBD

Columbian-born singer and songwriter Kali Uchis is a R&B act to see this summer. If you like Amy Winehouse or music from the 60s, then you’ll like Kali Uchis, who released her debut hit EP, “Por Vida” in 2015 and has worked with Snoop Dog, Vince Staples and Tyler The Creator. Kali Uchis is playing alongside SBTRKT, Pusha T and a handful of other artists at the two-day Full Moon Fest, taking place at Governor’s Island. Tickets are available for each day, as well as a full weekend pass.

Aretha Franklin

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Aretha Franklin waves after her performance at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. The event was presented by actor Morgan Freeman and included remarks by President Obama. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Aretha Franklin. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Radio City Music Hall
1260 Ave of the Americas,
New York, NY 10020
(212) 465-6741 
www.radiocity.com

Date: Sept. 23, 2016 at 8 p.m.

The Queen of Soul will perform at Radio Music City Hall on September 23rd. Performing for one night only, Aretha for one night only, she is sure to perform all her hit singles like “Respect,” “Think,” “Call Me” and many more of the songs you love. Purchase tickets here.

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