Summer concerts are still heating up the top weekend events list. I expect this trend to continue for many more weeks. While concerts are to be anticipated on this list, I would have thought at least one game of our nation’s pastime would have shown up. Not one baseball game came anywhere close to making the list.
Some old favorites like Phish, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney show up again on the list. Their fan bases are unparalleled. Bruno Mars and his Lazy Song seem to be this summer’s anthem on most radio stations. Florence and the Machine is new to this list. This band is in the same Indie vein as Mumford & Sons. Both bands have incredibly unique sounds, only play small venues and their popularity is on the verge of super-stardom. Florence Welch is the English fiery red-headed leader of this band. They have had songs appear on shows such as The Vampire Diaries, Nikita, Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl and So You Think You Can Dance, as well as a song in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. New music should be coming from the band soon. Keep your eye on this band.
I actually very surprised to see Deep Purple on the list. They are an English Rock band formed in the same era as Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath. Some think of Deep Purple as being pioneers of heavy metal and modern rock.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the main association football (that’s Soccer to us American’s) competition of the men’s national football team overseen by CONCACAF. This competition determines the regional champion of North American, Central America and the Caribbean. The winner of the competition goes on to compete in the FIFA Confederations Cup. Did you catch all that? Since the formation of the Gold Cup, a tournament to crown the region champion, in 1991 Mexico has won five times, the United states four times and once by the Canadians.
Top Weekend Events – June 10th through 12th
1.) Mumford & Sons, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA – Sunday, June 12th
2.) Concacaf Gold Cup, El Salvador vs. Cuba and Mexico vs. Costa Rica, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL – Sunday, June 12th
3.) Deep Purple, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ –Friday, June 10th
4.) Florence and the Machine, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL – Sunday, June 12th
5.) Concacaf Gold Cup, United States vs. Panama and Canada vs. Guadeloupe, Raymond Stadium, Tampa Bay, FL – Saturday, June 11th
6.) Bruno Mars, Universal City, Los Angeles, CA – Sunday, June 12th
7.) Michael Buble, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ – Saturday, June 11th
8.) Kenny Chesney, Lambeau Field , Green Bay, WI – Saturday, June 11th
9.) Taylor Swift, Ford Field, Detroit, MI – Saturday, June 11th
10.) Phish, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD – Saturday, June 11th