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Top Events this weekend – March 18 -20

So, here it is Wednesday again already.

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.

Top Weekend Events March 11 – 13

PBRWelcome to your Wednesday!

It certainly is an odd mix of things that are topping the charts this week, huh.  There’s everything from Bull Riding to Disney to Spring Training to Comedy and everything in between.

The Professional Bull Riders show up on the list for their Hampton Invitational where the riders seek valuable qualifying points for the 2011 Professional Bull Riders Tour Finals. The Hampton Invitational is part of the PBR’s Touring Pro Series. Money earned by the riders at PBR Hampton Invitational counts toward the PBR qualifier standings that determine which cowboys will compete at the 2011 Professional Bull Riders Tour Finals in Las Vegas NV.  Get all that?

As far as sports go, obviously March Madness kicks off this week with the regional tournaments including the Big Ten which appears on our list below and the Big East which has HUGE expectations for their outcomes.  Ohio State University and Pittsburgh are expected to come out on top of those tournaments.  The Yankees are the first official MLB baseball team to make the list in 2011.  I was betting it was going to be the Red Sox.  Oh well.

On the music scene, Flogging Molly is not of any surprise to me.  St. Patty’s day is almost upon us and FM’s Irish/Celtic rock sound is immensely popular this time of year.  Rascal Flatts is also showing up on the list with their big tour Nothing Like This.   Their shows are heavy on special effects, including videos, pyrotechnics and laser lights.  Kid Rock makes another appearance on the list.  And Girl Talk, also known as Gregg Michael Gillis, is an American musician that specializes in mashups and digital sampling.  The Houston Rodeo is also going on this weekend.  Other upcoming acts at the HR include: Lady Antebellum, Kid Rock (again!), KISS, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean.  Tracy Morgan should not go unmentioned, given his popularity with Saturday Night Live (SNL) and 30 Rock.  This is one funny man!

1.)    PBR, Hampton Coliseum , Hampton, VA March 11th

2.)    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Pantages Theater, March 12th

3.)    Flogging Molly, Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO – March 13th

4.)    Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN – March 11th

5.)    New York Yankees’ Tickets Spring Training, George M Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Florida – March 11

6.)    Girl Talk, Ogden Theater, Denver Colorado – March 11th

7.)    Kid Rock, Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS  March 11th

8.)    Rascal Flatts, Oklahoma City Arena, Oklahoma, OK, March 12th

9.)    Tracy Morgan, Borgata Music Box Theater, Atlantic City, NJ – March 12th

10.) Houston Rodeo – Gary Allan, Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX – March 12th