I’m not gonna lie, this week’s top weekend events are confusing! Theater events are taking the top spots this weekend, primarily Stomp and Cirque due Soleil at the beautiful Bellagio hotel in Vegas. O is a beautiful water themed stage production by the Canadian circus and Entertainment Company. The show takes place around and above a 1.5 million gallon pool showcasing water acts such as synchronized swimming and aerial and ground acts. The show has been at the Bellagio since 1998. The water show continues the Bellagio’s salute to beautiful water shows which started with their water fountain ballet acts set to music. Other Cirque du Soleil shows in Vegas include Mystere at Treasure Island, Ka at the MGM Grand, the Beatles show Love at the Mirage, Criss Angel Believe at the Luxor, and Viva Elvis at Aria Resort and Casino.
In case you didn’t know, Stomp is a dance troupe, originating from Brighton, UK) that uses choreographed percussion from ordinary objects like ladders and paint buckets, movement and physical comedy to create a physical theater performance. It’s truly exhilarating.
Holding the title for top event this weekend is the Stagecoach Festival in California. The event features artists such as Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood, as well as Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Easton Corbin, Loretta Lynn, Chris Young and Leon Russell. The superstars of country will be there, will you?
Frankly, I’m surprised that both the NBA Playoffs as well as the NHL playoffs are going on, but none of the games made the list for this weekend. The Rockies have shown up a few times so far this season on the list. Their tickets are highly in demand. Possibly not as much as the Boston Red Sox, but they still have a strong following. The motorcycle racing sport, AMA Supercross, is also exceptionally popular. The AMA series begins in late December and continues until mid-May. Therefore, look for tickets to remain popular through May.
1.) Stagecoach Festival, Empire Polo Field, Indio CA – Saturday, April 30th
2.) Cirque du Soleil: O, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV – Friday, April 29th
3.) Stomp, Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Meyers, FL – Saturday, April 30th
4.) Stomp, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, NY – Saturday, April 30th
5.) Cirque du Soleil: O, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV – Saturday, April 30th
6.) Stomp, Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Meyers, FL – Friday, April 29th
7.) AMA Supercross, Rice – Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT – Saturday, April 30th
8.) Crown Royal 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA – Saturday, April 30th
9.) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies, Coors Field, Denver, CO – Saturday, April 30th
10.) Tim McGraw, 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL – Friday, April 29th