Running out of time to plan that awesome summer trip? Don’t worry, it’s never too late. In our highly connected, fast-paced world, you can use an app to book a last-minute flight, find a restaurant within walking distance or see which live events are happening just minutes away from where you’re sitting. So whether its 30 days out or the week before, use the following checklist of apps and accompanying websites to plan a stellar last-minute vacation.
Looking for family friendly events and activities that you can take the kids to? Well, there’s nothing like experiencing a live event for the first time—they’re perfect for memory-in-the-making fun. So what’s a good performance to go see? Here are five events that kids of all ages will enjoy.
The future of music is dependent upon the education of our youth. But with budget cuts and economic crisis impacting our nation’s schools—especially in lower income areas—music education is often one of the first programs to disappear from the curriculum.
The International House of Blues Foundation, however, is working hard to make sure music education doesn’t become a thing of the past.
Going through firework withdrawal? The first few weeks after the Fourth are the hardest, but they don’t have to be. There are plenty of concerts and shows on tour that will leave you awe-struck with dazzling fireworks and scorchin’ pyrotechnic displays. So if you’re in desperate need to get your firework fix, look no further than the shows listed below, which are rumored to set your night ablaze.
From the moment the hot dogs hit the grill until the first fireworks light up the night sky, good music is a must-have for any Fourth of July backyard BBQ. If you’re looking for a true-blue, American summer playlist for your party, the one we created below has songs—including hits from Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, The Beach Boys, Toby Keith, Kanye West and more—that every guest will enjoy.
The days of chowin’ down on burgers and chips while hanging off the back of a pickup truck are long gone. Today, tailgating at the NASCAR Sprint Cup is almost as competitive as the race itself. Look around the lot and you’ll see seasoned tailgaters—with setups that look like outdoor party machines—sitting next to first timers who are trying not to set their truck on fire. It’s a jungle out there, but we’ve pulled together some key things to pack so you can survive and thrive out there in the NASCAR lot. Read the rest of this entry
Think you’ve got what it takes to attend a country music festival this summer? Sure, it may seem like all you need to do is get the tickets and show up, but if you want to go all out at any of the Country Music Festivals we’ve listed below, we recommend bringing the following to survive:
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Remember the time you begged Mom to let you see your favorite band perform? And—after some room-cleaning or chore negotiations—she finally agreed? She even bought the tickets, played chauffeur and enjoyed music that wasn’t quite her style—all so you and your friends could have the best night ever.
Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, why not surprise mom with tickets to see a show, event or concert that she’d go crazy for? Take a look at the reviews below to see the events moms raved about the most on Ticketmaster.com. Give her a gift that’s “way, way better than a brunch!” (unless, of course, you’re taking her to a House of Blues Gospel Brunch—now that’s an experience mom won’t want to miss.)
The theater darkens, anticipation rises, and the words, “A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…” come into focus. Then those iconic yellow letters burst onto the screen and the Star Wars theme song crashes over the audience. In that moment, when the unmistakable overture plays, you can’t help but feel like anything’s possible—like you could single-handedly (pun intended) face Darth Vader and defeat the Empire.
Like birthdays or Halloween, we’re always bummed when St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Monday. But if you’re ready to turn this year’s Monday blues into Kelly greens, we recommend starting the fun a few days early with some killer performances coming to a city near you.
We’ve pulled together a sampler of events happening the weekend before—and the day of—March 17 in three major cities from coast to coast. Whether your goal is to go out and get your Irish on or sit back and have a good time, check out the following shows that’ll help kick-start your Saint Paddy’s Day plans.