During the warmer months, many people love to attend outdoor concerts, which often means bringing their own chairs. Whether attending an hour-long performance at the local park or an all-day music festival at an outdoor theater, attendees need the perfect chairs to enjoy the show.
The best lawn chairs for concerts must be low profile, so you don’t block the stage for people sitting behind you. The chairs must be strong but lightweight, easy to fold, and comfortable. It’s nice to bring a picnic to a concert, so features like attached side tables and drink holders can also add to a chair’s utility. For some buyers, weight capacity matters, and some chairs can hold more weight than others. Here are seven chairs that are great for concerts.
The KingCamp is lightweight (only 7 lbs), folds easily, and packs into an easy-carry, easy-store bag measuring 30.7 × 7.9 × 5.1 inches. It’s a low, beach-style chair ideal for certain concert venues where you want a low profile, so everyone has a clear view of the stage.
The durable 100% polyester 600d material comes in twelve bright colors. The seat is wide (23.2 inches), the back high with a cushion for your head, and the armrests padded for maximum comfort. There’s a cup holder, a mesh pouch for keys, a phone, etc., and a back pocket for the storage of the carry bag. Made from alloy steel, each chair holds up to 300 lbs. You can buy these chairs in a two-pack.
If you prefer a chair you don’t need to stuff into a carry bag, this iClimb is a great choice. It’s more of a traditional lawn chair style rather than a camp chair. You fold it up easily and carry it with its handle and an adjustable shoulder strap. It’s very light, only 4.4 lbs, but strong enough to support up to 264 lbs. The low profile makes it ideal for concerts or the beach. The iClimb has extended seat fabric to protect your legs from the frame, which could be very hot or cold, depending on the weather. Armrests are made of wood, so they stay at a comfortable temperature. The frame is anti-rust aluminum alloy in a u-shape to keep you from sinking into the soft sand. The 600D oxford fabric comes in beige or navy.
When you sit for long periods, you want some back support, especially if you suffer from back problems like sciatica. The G4Free has lumbar support to help you maintain good posture as you enjoy a concert. The chair also sits at a 75-degree angle, making it more ergonomic than other chairs. You can lounge, stretching your legs out comfortably. The armrests are spongy for comfort, and you get a cup holder on both sides for holding drinks and other items.
The heavy-duty steel frame and durable 600D fabric in blue or black hold up to 300 lbs, and the seat is a full 22.8 inches wide, making this a great choice for larger people. The chair folds down for a carry case and weighs only 7 lbs.
If you would like to recline during a concert or just change your position during an event, the WEJOY is a good option. The seat is low profile and can be set in four different positions. There’s even a head pillow and armrests for maximum comfort. The chair has a towel rack for a wet towel at the beach or a lap blanket to use once the sun goes down.
This is a lawn-style chair rather than camp-style, so there is no bag to deal with. You simply fold it in half and carry it with the shoulder strap. Weight is only 5.3 lbs, but the chair can hold up to 265 lbs. The frame is lightweight and rust-proof, and the fabric is sturdy. The back storage, insulated beverage holder, and side pocket make this great for picnics at the concert.
Anyone who camps knows Coleman, and this low-profile outdoor chair works great for concerts or the beach. It has a powder-coated frame that lasts, only weighs 5.3 lbs, and folds to 29.5” x 10.7” x 3.5 “in its carry bag with a shoulder strap. The back is at a relaxed angle, and the armrests are padded for comfort. You get a cup holder in the front and a nice pocket in the back for the bag and other belongings. The fabric has a bright, attractive striped pattern you will easily find on the concert grounds.
This low-profile folding chair by Cascade is ideal for the beach, camping, sporting events, or concerts. It’s lightweight but very comfortable with breathable mesh fabric that comes in four attractive colors, black, green, orange, and royal blue, and helps keep you cool at a hot summer event. The armrests are nicely cushioned, too. The reinforced feet work well for sand if you happen to go to a concert at the beach. This camp-style chair sits just 9 inches off the ground, folds up easily, and fits in a carry bag with a handle. The chair weighs 7 lbs, and the sturdy aluminum frame holds up to 250 lbs.
While this Cascade chair was designed for backpackers with its ultra-low weight of under 4 lbs, if you must carry your concert chair a long way, have other things to bring, or simply can’t carry much weight, this is a good option for you. It’s got a high back and adjustable, removable headrest for maximum comfort, but no armrests. The mesh material breathes, providing great airflow to keep you cool. The chair folds down into a small bundle for its carry case so you can put it in a bag or backpack. It then sets up fast with shock cord poles usually used in backpack tents. The frame holds up to 250 lbs, and the sand feet won’t sink into sand or soft ground.
Choosing Your Concert Chair
Choosing a chair depends on a few of personal preferences and individual needs. Some people prefer a camp-style chair that folds somewhat like an umbrella and fits into a slim, convenient carry bag with a shoulder strap. For others, the struggle of getting the chair into the bag is difficult. These concertgoers might prefer a standard lawn chair that is easier to fold and has a shoulder strap. Setting up and folding these chairs is easier.
Two other factors to consider are the weight of the chair and the weight the chair can support. If you have lots to carry or cannot carry much weight, choose a chair that weighs less. If you are larger and want to feel secure in your concert chair, select one with the right weight capacity. The last two considerations are the adjustability of the chair and its accessories. Some chairs allow you to change the angle of the back. Others have pockets and cup holders that you might like.