The Phillies must be out of town: Luke Bryan and Billy Joel will pack Citizens Bank Park this weekend

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Billy Joel and Luke Bryan will play Citizens Bank Park this weekend

The Phillies are in Washington this weekend, finishing up their longest road trip of the season. And in the absence of the poorly drawing worst team in baseball, Citizens Bank Park will be packed with 35,000-plus for two nights running.

On Friday night, bro-country pop star Luke Bryan will sing about his three favorite things in the world in the local stadium stop of his Huntin’ Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day tour. The “Crash My Party,” “Drink a Beer,” and “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” singer and three-time CMA entertainer of the year award winner’s most recent album is 2015’s Kill the Lights.  Tickets are available here.

On Saturday, it’s the return of Billy Joel, who’s playing the South Philly baseball stadium for the fourth straight summer. That’s not even the 68-year-old Piano Man’s most impressive streak as an enduring East Coast senior citizen concert attraction: Since January 2014, he has played one concert per month at Madison Square Garden in New York. His 45th in a row will be on Sept. 30. The singer, who was raised Catholic but both of whose parents are Jewish, was in the news last month when he protested the resurgence of neo-Nazi groups in America by performing at the Garden with a yellow Star of David pinned to his suit jacket. Tickets to the Citizens Bank show are here.