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Top Weekend Events 8/12-14

The weekend is almost here, hooray!  It’s felt like a long week already.

The top half of the list is comprised of nationally recognized top acts.  Kid Rock has been absent from the top weekend event list for a while, but he’s finally making a comeback with a hometown concert.  Katy Perry holds the second spot on the list with her Teenage Dream tour.  Her most recent hit songs “Firework” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” are still blazing on the airways and every talent show that’s on TV right now.  Seriously, her songs have been featured on America’s Got Talent, The Voice, So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) and others all within the past few weeks.  Her song popularity rivals Lady Gaga.

Britney Spears’ Toronto show was pinged a number of times in this top weekend list.  This is a HOT concert.  Her Femme Fatale show is continuing to draw huge crowds.

Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band (ZBB) seem like they’re the official voices of summer with their great summer songs like “Knee Deep” and “Flip Flop Summer”.  They pretty much scream hanging out around a campfire, drinking beer and hanging out with your friends.

Some of the lesser known names to hit the list include country music artist Jamey Johnson.  He is also the supporting act for Kid Rock’s 2011 Born Free tour and accompanying Rock on a duet or more most of the time.  His most popular song “In Color” peaked at #9 on the Country Music Charts in 2009.   Alison Krauss is a blue-grass-country singer, songwriter and fiddler. She’s currently working on an album with Robert Plant.  She’s been in the music business a long time and has been collecting accolades ever since.

As proof of the increasing popularity of Major League Soccer in the United States, The Columbus Crew makes their first appearance on the list.  The Crew is one of ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its inception in 1994.  They have won five major trophies; MLS Cup 2008, the 2004, 2008 and 2009 Supporters’ Shields, and the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Overall, this should be a very interesting weekend.  Enjoy!

Top Weekend Events 08/12 – 14th

1.)   Kid Rock, Comerica Park, Detroit, MI – Friday, August 12th

2.)    Katy Perry, Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA – Sunday, August 14th

3.)    Britney Spears, Air Canada Center, Toronto, OT – Saturday, August 13th

4.)    Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band, Meadowlands Stadium,  East Rutherford, NJ – Saturday, August 13th

5.)    Peter Frampton, Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, Woodinville, WA – Friday, August 12th

6.)    Jamey Johnson, West Virginia Fairgrounds, Lewisburg, WV – Friday, August 12th

7.)    Alison Krauss, North Charleston Performing Arts Center, Charleston, SC – Sunday, August 14th

8.)   Kesha, Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, OT – Sunday, August 14th

9.)    Columbus Crew , Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH – Saturday, August 13th

10.) Stevie Nicks, Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX – Friday, August 12th

John Mellencamp tour announcement!

John Mellencamp recently announced his No Better Than This Tour (Fall 2011 Leg).  Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 5 at 10 AM Local.  The seventeen-date tour kicks off October 25 at Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theater and will conclude in Savannah, GA, at the Johnny Mercer Theater on November 11.

Mellencamp, a Southern Indiana native, has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has accrued 22 top 40 hits in the US.  His latest album which the tour is named after, No Better Than This, was released on August 17th, 2010 and has received much critical acclaim.

He is also a founding member of Farm Aid, an organization that started in 1985 with a concert in Champaign, IL to raise awareness about the loss of family farms  and to raise money to keep these family farms.  To date, Farm Aid has raised over $39 million.  This year’s Farm Aid will take place on August 13th at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, KS.

Of noted interest, is the fact that this latest string of No Better Than This Tour dates closes with a performance at Clowes Memorial Hall in Indianapolis (near Mellencamp’s hometown of Bloomington), the location of one of the tour’s earliest stops last year. The Indianapolis Star called that performance “the most forward-thinking road show in Mellencamp’s Hall of Fame career.”

John Mellencamp No Better Than This Tour (Fall 2011 Leg) dates:

Oct. 25 – Boston, MA – Citi Performing Arts Center/Wang Theatre *

Oct. 27 – Montreal, QC – Place Des Arts**

Oct. 28 – London, ON – Centennial Hall

Oct. 29 – Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Place Theatre

Nov. 1 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall

Nov. 2 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre

Nov. 4 – Reading, PA – Sovereign Performing Arts Center

Nov. 5 – Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Nov. 6 – Greensboro, NC – War Memorial Auditorium

Nov. 9 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Nov. 11 – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theatre

Nov. 12 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Auditorium***

Nov. 13 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Place Theatre**

Nov. 15 – Green Bay, WI – Weidner Center For the Performing Arts

Nov. 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater

Nov. 18 – Rockford, IL – Coronado Performing Arts Center

Nov. 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall

* Tickets on sale Friday, August 12 at 10 AM Local

** Tickets on sale Friday, August 5 at 12 Noon Local

*** Tickets on sale Friday, August 19 at 11 AM Local