This week’s top events list brings an odd mix of events. It has everything from baseball to Nascar to Country Music to Wrestling to Heavy Metal.
The top even for the weekend is the Cubs vs. Red Sox game taking place at Fenway Park. Each of these teams has die-hard, loyal fans. The Red Sox hold a very interesting title within the MLB, one they’ve held for the past 8 years, every game since May 15, 2003, has sold out. Recently, they have won the World Series Championship in 2003 and 2007. Sadly, the Cubs have not been that lucky. They haven’t won a World Championship in 102 years, the longest draught of any MLB team. Perhaps this is the year and they can win it for the late Ron Santo who passed away late last year.
The NHRA O’Reilly Summer Nationals is full throttle drag racing. This is the 60th anniversary season of the NHRA. There are 22 Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock care events and 16 Pro Stock Motorcycle Events on schedule. This is a very loud and very fun event.
For your music events, the one to take exceptional note of it the Jason Aldean show at Riverbend. This particular show has garnered A LOT of attention on Free Ticket Classifieds. Fans are all of sudden hankering for tickets. Lawn Seats are of particular interest to the fans. Sugarland has a very strong fan base, as evident by them showing up on the Top Weekend Events list for multiple weeks in a row. This is U2’s first appearance on the list. The shows on tour now are make-up shows from when Bono cancelled last year due to a serious back injury. The U2 360 Tour is the highest grossing tour to date in history, beating out the $558 million earnings from the Rolling Stones tour the year previous. Since these are make-up shows, tickets are really cheap. I’m surprised to see System of a Down on the list because, while they have a strong fan base, it’s a pretty specific demographic that is drawn to them. Serj Tankian, the lead singer, had great success on his debut solo Album in 2007 while the band was on hiatus. In later 2010, SOAD announced that they would be reuniting for festival dates in Europe and a few in the States.
Glee Live! In Concert! is a concert tour featuring the members of the cast of the infinitely popular television series on Fox. Fans are crazy about the show and the concert series as well. Their popularity knows no bounds at this time.
Top Weekend Events – Friday, May 20th – Sunday, May 22nd
1.) Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago Cubs, Fenway Park, Boston, MA – Saturday, May 21st
2.) NHRA O’Reilly Summer Nationals, Heartland Park, Topeka, KS – Friday, May 20th
3.) WWE Over the Limit, Key Arena, Seattle, WA – Sunday, May 22nd
4.) Jason Aldean, Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH – Friday, May 20th
5.) Sugarland, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD – Sunday May 22nd
6.) Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays, Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON – Friday, May 20th
7.) Glee Live!, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, NV – Saturday, May 21st
8.) U2, Invesco field at Mile High, Denver, CO – Saturday, May 21st
9.) Chelsea Handler, Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY – Saturday, May 21st
10.) System of a Down, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA – Saturday, May 21st