Jul. 18, 2017
From an Adult Swim roadshow and legendary stand-up clubs to all night EDM and Canadian cowboy kick-ups, the Fly Fam continues to grow—and diversify. We even had the honor of partnering with UC San Diego for their commencement ceremony last month with His Holiness himself, the Dalai Lama. We’ve certainly been #blessed to have such awesome partners, so throw your prayer emojis up and join us in welcoming the newest members of the Ticketfly family.
High Times Cannabis Cup
In case you missed it, we recently started a joint partnership with High Times Magazine for their signature event, the High Times Cannabis Cup. Held in states where medical or recreational marijuana is legal, the event celebrates all things cannabis, complete with competitions for the best strains, seminars and, of course, music. Learn more about the event here.
Adult Swim “On The Green” Tour
Speaking of stoners, fans of Adult Swim’s oddball programming—Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, The Eric Andre Show, and its other cult offerings—will be stoked to hear that the network is taking its shows on the road with a night of carnival-style games, exclusive giveaways, and screenings of never-before-seen episodes, pilots, and show previews. The best part? It’s free. The worst part? It’s only coming to select states. Find tour dates and more info on our blog here.
Viva Entertainment Network
Also on the national spectrum, we recently struck up a partnership with Viva Entertainment Network. The Chicago based company has produced some of the hottest Latin-focused events around the country, from touring concerts to massive festivals. We’re gonna need some cumbia lessons before hitting the La Sonora Dinamita concert, though.
Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall
We’ve also got love for our fam north of the border. Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall is where Canadian cowboys hang their hat. The Calgary outpost is home to some of the best country music events and is the official party grounds for the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association. The venue boasts three different event spaces with live music daily, DJs and more.
Deerfoot Inn & Casino
After you’re done line dancing, have a rest at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino, also in Calgary. The full-service hotel features a giant indoor waterpark, diverse restaurants and lively entertainment, from standup comedy and stage shows to dance parties and concerts.
New York, NY
Of course, there’s big things poppin’ in New York. And who better to shake things up than Ian Schrager? After all, he founded the infamous Studio 54. In the time since, he’s opened several iconic venues and boutique hotels. His latest venture, the chic Public Hotel NYC, opened last month. In addition to its stunning modern, minimal design, the Lower East Side Hotel also boasts a subterranean venue, Public Arts (where Patti Smith performed during its star-studded grand opening). The versatile space will be used for concerts, movie screenings, art openings, theatrical productions and more.
Center for the Arts University at Buffalo
From Shakespeare plays to The Pixies in concert, the Center for the Arts University at Buffalo hosts a wide array of entertaining, educational, and cultural programming spread across five different venues. The Mainstage Theatre seats more than 1,700 for larger productions, while the Drama and Black Box theaters hold more intimate crowds. There’s also the Atrium and Screening Room for receptions and films. More than just a creative space, the Center for the Arts also provides various community programs, including the Arts in Healthcare Initiative to help patients at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
Located at the historic Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, Murmrr hosts events designed to make attendees think and feel. That can be anything from live music to book readings, and the venue has two spaces to do them in: a 700-capacity theater with stained glass windows and an elegant 288-capacity ballroom.
The Comedy Store
La Jolla and Hollywood, CA
The Comedy Store is where legends are made. Sam Kinison, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock and so many more iconic comedians honed their craft at the So Cal comedy club, which now has two locations. The famed venue continues to attract top notch talent. Bill Burr, Chris D’Elia, Joe Rogan, Eric Andre and more are regulars at the joint.
Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy
Phoenix, AZ; Bloomington, MN; and Edmonton, Canada
Comedian Rick Bronson is building his own empire. He’s currently got three comedy clubs across North America, with more on the way, that have hosted the likes of everyone from Fresh Off the Boat writer Ali Wong and SNL’s Jay Pharoah to veteran Marc Maron and Get Out show stealer Lil’ Rel. Bronson’s venues also provide discounts for community organizations via their Comedy for a Cause program.
With a sprawling 218 acres of green space, Yonder Field in Bowman, South Carolina brings a variety of outdoor festivals and events to an often overlooked region. August’s Solar Eclipse Festival will see country-rock stars such as Uncle Kracker, Corey Smith and Edwin McCain, along with a giant inflatable race course for a day of family-friendly fun. In October, Yonder Field will host its first annual Agrisonic Festival—a festival using music to stimulate plant growth! The two-day gathering will feature bands such as Dispatch, Moe., Dead 27s, and more, along with food trucks, tailgating and camping.
Pier 33 Wilmington
What better way to party than on a waterfront with breathtaking views? Surrounded by water on three sides, Wilmington, NC’s Pier 33 opened up last year and has already become a go-to destination for weddings, cocktail parties, and live music, with rockin’ summer concert series on the way.
Bakersfield Fox Theater
Like other Fox Theaters—a chain of opulent movie houses dating back to the 1920s—the Bakersfield venue is rich with history. Originally opening in 1930, the theater went dark in 1977 and was brought back to life in the 1994. Today, the Bakersfield landmark is a community hub, hosting local symphony, school, and ballet events, along with touring acts and productions such as comedian Rodney Carrington and male revue Thunder From Down Under.
Redneck Country Club
The Redneck Country Club is—in true redneck fashion—absolutely no frills. The restaurant and club takes pride in its Southern simplicity. It’s right there on their About Us page (which is very much worth the read and does the venue far more justice than we ever could): “Our menu of food and drinks is well crafted but simple, so don’t come demanding a haute couture culinary journey or a broad array of beers and mixed drinks with stupid names.” We love that. We also love that they have live music four nights a week, often up and comers “playing for a bar tab, trying to chase the dream.” Of course, when you’re a go-to destination in the region, the big names will come, too. Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Charley Pride, and more have all hit the RCC.
Los Angeles, CA
As its name suggests, Sound puts its emphasis on just that. The nightclub, located in the heart of Hollywood, has an unparalleled sound system with visuals to match. The 8,000-square-foot venue features projection screens with 3D mapping and dynamic lighting, making it the perfect location for its eclectic underground DJ roster. Making it even sweeter are huge panels of art created by local artists and a fresh seasonal food menu.
In the fictional Springfield in The Simpsons, Moe’s Tavern in the place to be. But in the very real Springfield, IL, Boondocks Pub is where it’s at. The 9,000-square-foot venue was even dubbed Nightclub of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. It’s a much-deserved honor, but one that shouldn’t surprise any of its regular patrons. The club has hosted some of country’s brightest stars, from Dwight Yoakam to Dan + Shay.
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