Obviously the NCAA Tournament and March Madness is really getting under way and is therefore very popular this weekend. The two 2nd/3rd Round tournaments that are getting a lot of attention are the Charlotte and Tulsa sessions. The teams of note playing in Charlotte include University of North Carolina (Tarheels) and Duke Blue Devils. The teams of note playing in Tulsa include the Texas Longhorns and the Arizona Wildcats. Next big events are the Regional Tournaments happening in Newark (East), Anaheim (West), New Orleans (Southeast) and San Antonio (Southwest).
Of your oddball popular events, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Live is sitting pretty in the number 6 position. Do not underestimate the popularity of children’s theater including Barney, Elmo, Imagination Movers and the Wiggles. KC and the Sunshine Band is also oddly on the list. Are you ready t “Shake Your Booty” and “Get Down Tonight?” Perhaps their reemergence came from Casey’s appearance on America Idol last year? Who knows.
Zac Brown Band shows up twice on the list. I’m sure it’s due to the first hints of warmness in the air with spring and his fun, “sitting around the campfire drinking a beer” type music. The Zac Brown Band lead the nominees for the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2011, with a total of nine nominations including: Top Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year. Jimmy Buffett, Duane Cahill, Aaron Carman and guitar virtuoso Tony Rice join Alan Jackson as special guests on the new Zac Brown Band album, “You Get What You Give,” which was released on September 21, 2010. ZBB is a band you should get to know.
Top Events for the Weekend of March 18 – 20
1.) Lady Gaga, Energy Solutions, Salt Lake, UT – March 19th
2.) NCAA Tournament Charlotte – March 18th
3.) KC and the Sunshine Band, Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City, NJ – March 19th
4.) Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat, Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA – March 19th
5.) Brady Paisley, Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX – March 19th
6.) Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CA – March 19th
7.) Scotts Turf Builder 300, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN – March 19th
8.) NCAA Tournament, BOK Center, Tulsa, OK – March 18th
9.) Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL – March 18th
10.) Zac Brown Band, The Wharf, Orange Beach, Alabama.