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It’s been a while since we took a look at the hot event taking place during the upcoming weekend.  If you missed this regular feature, you’re in luck this week.  This weekend’s hottest event is the 2012 SweetLife Festival that will be taking place at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia Maryland on Saturday April 28th.  The 2012 lineup includes some of the biggest names in music including Avicii, Kid Cudi, The Shins, Explosions in the Sky, Fitz and the Tantrums, ASAP Rocky, Fun, and many more.

Top 10 Events This Weekend (April 27th-29th, 2012)

1. 2012 Sweetlife Festival 4/28/2012 Columbia, MD

Dance and electronic music is getting big as indicated by the Sweetlife Festival coming in at the #1 event this weekend!

2.  Florence and the Machine 4/27/2012 Minneapolis, MN

It’s been a good year to be Flo.  Florence and the Machine continues to sell out shows across the nation with their 2012 tour.

3.  Coldplay 4/27/2012 San Jose, CA

Coldplay was one of the biggest concert announcements of 2012.  While the hype has toned down considerably, interest in seeing Coldplay continues to be strong.

4.  Phil Vassar 4/27/2012 Chicago, IL

Country music these days seems to be dominated by the likes of Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Eric Chursh and the Zac Brown Band.  Phil Vassar is widely known as a songwriter but has quickly developed a following of his own following the release of his 2000 solo album Phil Vassar.

5.  Tom Petty 4/29/2012 Alpharetta, GA

Classic rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are still going strong and sell out show across the country with their 2012 tour.  Their show at Encore Park is no exception as fans are scrambling to secure last minute tickets

6.   LA Galaxy vs FC Dallas 4/28/2012 Cardson, CA

The 2012 Major League Soccer season is well underway and the Galaxy have a big game against a strong FC Dallas squad.

7.  Dwight Yoakam 4/27/2012 Costa Mesa, CA

Country music legend Dwight Yoakam will be playing to another sold out crowd…this time in Costa Mesa.

8.  Phillies vs Cubs 4/29/2012 Philadelphia, PA

The weather is starting to warm up and the means baseball tickets are going to be in demand.  Sunday’s game between 2 of the most popular teams in the National League is sure to be a good one.

9.  Cardinals vs Brewers 4/29/2012 St. Louis, MO

The Tony LaRussa-less St. Louis Cardinals are one of the biggest surprises in baseball.  The Cards will try to stay hot against NL Central rival Milwaukee Brewers.

10.  American Idiot 4/28/2012 Tempe, AZ

Billy Joe Armstrong’s hit musical is now playing in Tempe.  The show on Saturday is garnering lots of attention from both fans of Green Day and fans of theater.

This top 10 list is compiled from data from our partner website Tickifieds.  Events are ranked by using a combination of page views, search queries, and unique visitors.