Chaka Khan, Fantasia performing at Essence of Entertainment in Fairmount

Chaka Khan performs during the International Jazz Day Concert held at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York, Monday, April 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Rock-solid musical acts like vocal powerhouse Chaka Chan, American Idol winner Fantasia and R&B singer Joe are performing at the Dell Music Center in East Fairmount Park this summer.

Khan will kick off the Essence of Entertainment concert series with a show on Thursday, July 11 with Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi.

With tickets starting at $25, you can easily enjoy the city's best summer concerts even if you are on a tight budget.

Check out the rest of the lineup below and purchase tickets here.

Chaka Khan / Ledisi: July 11

Fantasia / Joe / Comedian Dominique: July 18

The Whispers / The Stylistics / The Chi-Lites (Featuring Marshall Thompson) / Breakwater: July 25

Night of Praise & Worship featuring Israel Houghton & New Breed / Vicki Yohe / Vonny Lopez: August 1

Bell Biv Devoe / SWU / Dru Hill: August 8

Jeffrey Osborne / Stephanie Mills: August 15

Dave Koz & The Summer Horns Package featuring Mindi Abair / Gerald Albright / Richard Elliot & Pieces of a Dream / Peabo Bryson: August 22

Funkfest featuring Cameo / Dazz Band / Confunkshun / Bar-Kays / Bloodstone / New Birth: August 29