Since the inaugural event in 1999, the Coachella Music and Arts Festival has become beloved amongst music fans. A true trailblazer, Coachella booked Rage Against the Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Morrissey, Tool, Beck, Gil Scott Heron, DJ Shadow, Tool and more in its first year. This was in 1999, heavy!
After a hiatus in 2000, Coachella has been consistently running since 2001. In 2014, 15 years since fans first flooded the festival grounds in Indio, California, Coachella enjoys an impressive, worldwide reputation. Live events now have a new category; music festivals. Music festivals of all sizes, on every continent, focus on every genre of music and often include other live performances, such as comedy, dance, and more. Festivals like Coachella provide a truly unique arena to enjoy the art of live music and we simply love them.
Who doesn’t like to discover new artists as they emerge into the music industry? We all love popular artists and mainstream music, but there’s something to be said about recognizing great talent before they go big. We’re introducing a new collective of music geeks and concert enthusiasts program.
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.
Smokin’ hot concerts and wild performances: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Looking for a buckin’ good time? Starting March 4 to the 23, this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will offer excitement and entertainment for cowboys and cowgirls of all ages. If this is your first rodeo (and even if it’s not) you can be sure to expect bull riding, calf scrambling, horse and livestock competitions, world championship barbeque contests and of course, rocking concerts.
Instagram is the place to be these days! Whether it be pictures of food, friends, or live events, it always keeps our attention. The good thing, everyone loves to share photos, so why not share yours with the entire Ticketmaster community? How you might ask? Follow along…
Show-and-tell on Ticketmaster. We want to see and hear about events from the people who saw them – and so do other fans!
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Sometimes we can get so wrapped up with our sports heroes that we overlook the people who do heroic deeds off the court. That’s why Ticketmaster took some time on Friday, February 14th to honor one particular inspirational young man who exhibits great strength of character.
His name is Rondell Maxwell, and he’s fifteen years old. Read the rest of this entry »
The Madness begins March 18 as the finest college bballers vie for the NCAA National Championship. For newbies, here’s how it goes down: 68 teams start in the NCAA tournament and eventually get whittled down to the Sweet Sixteen. The toughest teams from that group then move on to the NCAA Final Four. One team of super-talented athletes will emerge as the national champ. Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s one sure way to unglue your kids from their phones, tablets, and TVs this spring break – take ‘em to a live event! Sporty, silly, musical, or educational – we’ve found all kinds of great events at all kinds of prices. See what’s happening in your area below, and fill your family’s free time with fun. Read the rest of this entry »
In 2013, Ticketmaster partnered with two major league baseball teams, the Los Angeles Angels and the New York Yankees, in order to create a “fans first” secondary ticket marketplace for fans of each team. We had the aim of creating exchanges where baseball lovers could find the seats they really want and purchase those tickets directly and securely from season ticket holders. Read the rest of this entry »