The Summer 2013 Pop Culture Must-List

Whoever yearns for the lazy days of summer has clearly not seen what's on tap this go-around. We've created the definitive guide for the season's can't-miss, what-everyone-will-be-tweeting-about movies, album releases, concerts, and more. From the hotly anticipated The Great Gatsby in May to Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z's killer Legends of the Summer tour through August, you'll be able to find plenty to pencil in to your summer calendar from our comprehensive round-up.


The Great Gatsby, May 10

Star Trek Into Darkness, May 17

The Hangover: Part III, May 24

The Fast and the Furious 6, May 24

The Bling Ring, June 14

Monsters University, June 21

The Lone Ranger, July 3

R.I.P.D., July 19

Elysium, Aug. 9

Kick-Ass 2, Aug. 16


Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City, May 7


John Legend, Love In The Future, June 25

Wale, The Gifted, June 25

AlunaGeorge, Body Music, July 1

Skylar Grey, Don't Look Down, July 9

Eminem, post-Memorial Day

Common, Sept.

Lady Gaga, ARTPOP

Theophilus London

Mac Miller, Watching Movies With The Sound Off


So You Think You Can Dance, FOX, May 14

The Bachelorette, ABC, May 20

MasterChef, FOX, May 22

Arrested Development, Netflix, May 26

The Glades, A&E, May 27

Wilfred, FX, June

The Newsroom, HBO, June

Graceland, USA, June 6

Royal Pains, USA, June 12

True Blood, HBO, June 16

Perception, TNT, June 25

Dexter, Showtime, June 30

Breaking Bad, AMC, July 15

Unforgettable, CBS, July 28

Girl Meets World, Disney, TBA


Sasquatch!, Quincy, Mass., May 24-27

Headliners: Mumford & Sons, The Postal Service, Azealia Banks

Bonnaroo, Manchester, Tenn., June 13-16

Headliners: Wilco, Wu-Tang Clan, Macklemore

Summerfest, Milwaukee, Wis., June 26-30

Headliners: Kelly Clarkson, Lady Antebellum, Lupe Fiasco

Lollapalooza, Chicago, Aug. 2-4

Headliners: Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, Skrillex

Electric Zoo, New York, Aug. 30-Sept. 1

Headliners: David Guetta, Avicii, Tiesto

Outside Lands, San Francisco, Aug. 9-11

Headliners: Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix

Rock The Bells, San Bernadino, Calif., Mountain View, Calif., Holmdel, N.J., Aug. 17-18, 24-25, Aug. 31-Sept. 1

Made In America, Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 31-Sept. 1

Headliners: Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Deadmau5


The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour (Beyoncé), World Tour, Now-Aug. 15

The Truth About Love Tour (Pink), World Tour, Now-Sept. 5

Diamonds World Tour (Rihanna), Europe, May 26-July 28

Legends of the Summer Tour (Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z), National Tour, July 17-Aug. 16

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