Tonight’s Concert Picks: Arcade Fire at Wells Fargo Center, Willie Nelson at BB&T Pavilion, Annachristie Sapphire at Bourbon and Branch

Arcade Fire | Photo by Michelle Montgomery |

Following the release of Arcade Fire‘s highly anticipated new album Everything Now, the widely-loved indie-rockers-turned-mega-superstars return to play the Wells Fargo Center. Arcade Fire last played the Wells Fargo a little over three years ago — it was their first arena show in Philly and the band’s ambition has only grown since. Read The Key’s review of that show here, arrive early to see XPN Fest alums Preservation Hall Jazz Band open tonight’s show, and get ready for what’s sure to be a memorable experience.

If you’re into country, the BB&T Pavilion in Camden is the place to be today. The legendary Willie Nelson is headlining the Outlaw Music Festival, joined by his son Lukas Nelson and other star-studded acts including Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers, and Eric Church. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats also play, along with Particle Kid, the project of Nelson’s son J. Michael Nelson. Established in 2016, Outlaw Music Festival is the brainchild of Willie himself, and the touring event has featured a revolving lineup of country and rock acts, making stops in 10 cities nationwide.

A longtime favorite of the Philly folk scene and beyond, Annachristie Sapphire — aka Annachristie Sadler of Sisters 3 — moved to California a few years back to launch a career on the left coast, but she returns to town tonight for a gig at Northern Liberties haunt Bourbon and Branch. Locals Rexedog and Rumi Kitchen are alo in the mix, tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, listen to Annachristie Sapphire’s soul-tinged single “Sibling Rivalry,” and be on the lookout for a new album in the not-too-distant future.

Tickets and more information on both shows can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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