Chaka Khan, Fantasia performing at Essence of Entertainment in Fairmount

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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

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