Woo hoo, the weekend is almost upon us!
This Saturday appears to be the most popular day to get out and go see some shows or sporting events. Fans want to get out of the house and enjoy great summertime activities!
I think there is a tie between the top two events this weekend. The CONCACAF Men’s Finals Soccer Gold Cup Event is going on this Saturday in beautiful Pasadena. The competitors in the Finals will be decided in the Semifinals, which are happening today in Washington D.C. and East Rutherford, NJ. The teams competing today are United States vs. Panama and Honduras vs. Mexico. Those are all teams with exceptionally loyal fans, particularly Mexico. This will be a hot event.
The other hot event on the weekend is the Taylor Swift show happening in Boston. This particular event was flagged multiple times in the top weekend events list. She is also playing at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, June 26th. Taylor’s next few stops land her in Greensboro, NC, Knoxville, TN and Louisville, KY.
Also of note, Mr. Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, has two weekend shows making the list. His most recent album, Ukulele Songs, with a live DVD named Water on the Road, was released on May 31st of this year. These two shows are part of his month-long tour which started on June 15th and will conclude on July 15th at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Glen Hansard from The Swell Season and The Frames joins him on his brief tour.
Vans Warped Tour is making many stops across the US. The Dallas show seems to be particularly popular. The Dallas event features the following line up 3OH!3, A Day to Remember, Against Me!, Less Than Jake, Madina Lake, Relient K, Simple Plan, The Devil Wears Prada, Unwritten Law, and MANY others.
Sade is a relatively vintage band from England that formed in 1983. The band is a blend of R&B, soul, jazz, funk and soft rock. Their sixth studio album, Solider of Love, was released on February 8th, 2010. This is their first album of new material in nearly a decade. Sade’s global tour, Sade Live, kicked off in April 2011.
Some baseball finally made the list! I feel it’s been kind of slow season for baseball this year. East meets west with the Oakland A’s traveling to Philadelphia. The Reds and Orioles game, I’m kind of shocked to see on the list, but if there’s apparently a strong interest.
At this rate, Jimmy Buffett and Rascal Flatts are a given on the list. Expect them to remain on the top weekend events list for the remainder of the summer.
Top Weekend Events – June 24 – 26th
1.) CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA – Saturday, June 25th
2.) Taylor Swift, Gillette Stadium, Boston, MA – Saturday, June 25th
3.) Vans Warped Tour, Superpages.com Center, Dallas, TX – Saturday, June 25th
4.) Jimmy Buffett, Alpine Music Center, East Troy, WI – Saturday, June 25th
5.) Eddie Vedder, Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA – Saturday, June 25th
6.) Eddie Vedder, Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI – Sunday, June 26th
7.) Athletics at Phillies, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, June 25th
8.) Reds at Orioles, Orioles Park, Baltimore, MD – Saturday, June 25th
9.) Sade, Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ – Friday, June 24th
10.) Rascal Flatts, Verizon Wireless Ampitheater, Maryland Heights, MO – Sunday, June 26th