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Top Weekend Events August 26 – 28

Happy Hump Day to you!

The trend for this weekend is Country Music!!  In particular interest are the Jason Aldean shows.  I can’t begin to say how many queries I’ve fielded about these two particular shows specifically.  This man’s shows are hot!  Fans are anxious to get their hands on tickets, ideally, lawn seats.

The American Idol shows also have a heavy fan following.  Past season’s winner country music singer, Scotty McCreary, headlines the show. His other top ten performers; Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Casey Abrams, Stefano Langone, Paul McDonald, Pia Toscano, Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia.

You should be used to seeing Kenny Chesney, ZBB and Keith Urban on the list by now.  American fans want to soak up the last bits of summer while they are able.  Country music should continue to be popular into early fall.

The Licking River Festival is a weekend of Americana/roots music,  food and drinks out in Kentucky which is big with the camping crowd.  The Festival will feature Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and 20 other performers.

Two MLS soccer games made the list this weekend.  The Colorado Rapids at the Chicago Fire’s home turf and the Sounders against the Crew.  Interesting point of interest; the Sounder’s majority owner is Hollywood producer Joe Roth, and its minority owners are Adrian Hanauer, Paul Allen and Drew Carey. Keep your eye on other MLS soccer games.  The MLS season goes through October and the games are usually well priced!

 

Top Weekend Events August 26 – 28th

1.)    Jason Aldean, First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA – Friday, August 26th

2.)    American Idols Live, Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI – Saturday, August 27th

3.)   Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA – Saturday, August 27th

4.)    Huey Lewis & the News, Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, Woodinville, WA – Friday, August 26th

5.)    Chicago Fire vs. Colorado Rapids, Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL – Saturday, August 27th

6.)    Licking River Music Festival, Thorn Hill Farm, Morning View, KY – Friday, August 26th

7.)    Seattle Sounders vs. Cincinnati Crew, Qwest Field, Seattle, WA – Saturday, August 27th

8.)    Jason Aldean, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre,  Tinley Park, IL – Saturday, August 27th

9.)    Keith Urban, Bancorp South Center, Tupelo, MS – Friday, August 26th

10.) Alison Krauss, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN – Saturday, August 27th

Honda Civic Tour

The Honda Civic Tour is an annual concert sponsored, not surprisingly, by the Honda Motor Company.  The tour got its start back in 2001 and have featured many great rock and pop punk bands ever since.  Also, each year, the headlining band gets the privilege of customizing a Honda Civic which is then raffled off.  Past headlining acts have included Everclear, Incubus, New Found Glory and Good Charlotte, Maroon 5, The Black Eyed Peas, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, and Paramore.  This year, the tour is headlined by Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance.  Supporting those two acts this year are Rancid, Manchester Orchestra, Against Me!, Alkaline Trio, Jimmy Eat World and Matt and Kim.  Blink-182 was also the original headlining act in 2001.

This year’s tour kicked off this past weekend, on August 5th in Holmdel, NJ and concludes October 15th in Chula Vista, CA.

The dates for the 2011 Honda Civic Tour:

» 8/5 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
» 8/6, 7 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach
» 8/9 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
» 8/11 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
» 8/12 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
» 8/13 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Pavilion
» 8/14 – Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
» 8/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
» 8/20 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Pavilion
» 8/21 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
» 8/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
» 9/1 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
» 9/3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
» 9/4 – Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
» 9/7 – Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Center
» 9/8 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
» 9/9 – Kansas City, MO @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
» 9/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
» 9/11 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Centre
» 9/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
» 9/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
» 9/16 – Saratoga, NY @ SPAC
» 9/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
» 9/18 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
» 9/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
» 9/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
» 9/23 – Miami, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
» 9/24 – Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
» 9/26 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
» 9/27 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
» 9/29 – Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
» 9/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre
» 10/1 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
» 10/2 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
» 10/4 – Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
» 10/5 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
» 10/7 – Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Resort, Spa and Casino
» 10/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
» 10/15 – San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

 

Top Weekend Events July 29 – 31st

Hello Wednesday!

First and foremost, did you notice all the country music events on this list?  Holy moly!  8/10 events on the list are for country, every kind of country music too.  Old country, new country, pop country, folk country, it’s all there!  Zac Brown Band makes another appearance on the list with a short absence.  ZBB will be performing at the Cheyenne Frontier Days, an annual event held since 1897.  CFD claims to be one of the largest outdoor rodeo and western celebrations in the world.  The infamous Dolly Parton makes her first appearance on the top weekend events list.  She is one of the most successful country artists, earning her the title of “The Queen of Country Music.”  She has been in a top-five country hit in each of the last five decades and alongside with Reba McEntire, one of the only two country artists has had No.1 singles in each of four consecutive decades.    These are two exceptionally talented ladies!

Mr. Tim McGraw shows up twice on this list.  He’s right up there with the ladies previously mentioned for his legacy.  He has had 11 consecutive albums to debut at the top position on the Billboard album charts and twenty one singles hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.  Mr. McGraw is also a very talented actor, having been in amazing movies like The Blind Side and Country Strong.

Of course, Sir Paul McCartney takes the top spot this weekend, just as I predicted last Wednesday.  This weekend he’s playing at the Cubs home turf of Wrigley Field.

And once again, the Manchester United soccer team is another hot, hot, hot draw for this weekend

Top Weekend Events July 29 – 31st

1.)    Paul McCartney, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Sunday, July 31st

2.)    Manchester United vs. FC Barcelona, Fedex Field, Washington, D.C. – Saturday, July 30th

3.)    Zac Brown Band, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cheyenne, WY – Saturday, July 30th

4.)    Lyle Lovett, Red Butte Gardens,  Salt Lake City, UT – Sunday, July 31st

5.)    Tim McGraw, Riverbend Music Center , Cincinnati, OH – Sunday, July 31st

6.)    Taylor Swift, Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN – Friday, July 29th

7.)    Tim McGraw, First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA – Saturday, July 30th

8.)    Dolly Parton, Wolf trap, Vienna, VA – Sunday, July 31st

9.)    Keith Urban, Allen County Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN – Sunday, July 31st

10.) Willie Nelson, Northern Quest Casino, Spokane, WA – Sunday, July 31st