Apr. 18, 2016
Can you believe it’s April already? We’ve been moving in the fast lane here at Ticketfly, launching new products to better serve our users. We recently introduced Facebook Official Events and released a new iOS app. But we’re not here to celebrate ourselves. In the past four months, we’ve had the opportunity to work with incredible new partners all over the country. Please join us in welcoming the newest additions to our #FlyFam.
We’re stoked to add to our growing roster of music festivals. First up is the Beale Street Music Festival, which lands in Memphis, TN from April 29-May 1. The eclectic festival features some of the greatest musical acts around. That statement isn’t hyperbole. They’ve got everyone from icons such as Neil Young and Paul Simon to contemporary stars Beck, Modest Mouse, Meghan Trainor, and Yo Gotti. Does it go down in the “Rockin’ In the Free World” singer’s DMs? Get your ticket, book your flight, and find out.
Foodies are in for a treat at Colorado’s aptly-named The Big Wonderful. The event series features a sustainable market that combines food, live entertainment, and family fun with a variety of vendors, a craft beer garden, a full stage, games, and more. It kicks off in May in Denver and continues through the summer with events in Aurora and Littleton, too.
It doesn’t get more badass than the Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival, held June 24 and 25 in Chillicothe, IL. It’s two days of music, camping and, of course, beer, headlined by Willie Nelson and Kid Rock. We don’t know what’s gonna give us the bigger hangover, the booze or the ‘Murica.
While the lineup for this year’s III Points Music, Art and Technology Festival in Miami is still a mystery, you can put good money on another phenomenal lineup. Past festivals have been graced by Run the Jewels, Jamie XX, Lykke Li, AlunaGeorge, Shlohmo, an many more buzzing acts. But music is just one piece of the festival, which also features panels, lectures, street installations, gallery shows, and parties. This year’s festival takes place Oct. 7-9, so start saving up now.
As if Miami wasn’t hot enough, we’ve also got new partners in Las Vegas. Tao Group runs some of the most popular venues in Sin City including Tao Nightclub, Tao Beach, Marquee Dayclub, Marquee Nightclub, and Lavo. You can catch everyone from EDM up-and-comers to hip-hop heavyweights. Sometimes, you can catch both at the same time, like at the upcoming Cash Cash and French Montana party at Marquee. Hey Tao Group, since we’re family now, it’s cool to crash on your couch, right? Don’t wake us until 2 p.m. Thanks!
There’s some big things brewing in the midwest, too, thanks to the Elevation Group. The music, sports, and events company opens the stunning Goodyear Theater on April 27 in Akron, OH. They’re coming out blazing hot with performances from The Smashing Pumpkins, Gavin DeGraw and…Kidz Bop Kids (hey, the little ones need to rock out, too!).
On June 11 and 12, Elevation co-presents LaureLive, a weekend festival at the Laurel School’s sprawling 140-acre Butler Campus in Russell and Chester Townships in Ohio. It’s a big one, too: Michael Franti, X Ambassadors, Elle King, Ra Ra Riot, and more than a dozen other awesome acts.
Keeping it cool in the Pacific Northwest is Eugene, OR’s Hi-Fi Music Hall. The music venue and lounge boasts some of the best bookings in the region. Whether it’s the indie-pop of Saint Motel, the reggae-rock-hip hop fusion of Sol Seed, or a female Led Zeppelin cover band.
The coastal Sonoma County may be known for its wine but it’s also got a thriving music scene. Second Octave Entertainment stands at the forefront of it. The promotion, management and booking agency represents some of the best regional artists and hosts national talent during its SOMO Concert Series—which takes place at a 3,000-seat solar-powered outdoor venue. In coming months, you can catch Allen Stone, UB40, The Wailers, and more.
Nestled inside the swanky and vibrant Hotel Nikko in San Francisco is Feinstein’s. The intimate 140-seat cabaret-style venue features music, theater and screen stars such as Pink Martini frontwoman Storm Large, The Walking Dead alumna Tovah Feldshuh, two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, and others.
When it comes to improvisational comedy, few do it better than The iO Theater. With locations in Chicago and Los Angeles, the company has helped train some of the best comedic actors today including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Seth Meyers, and more. Pop in and you just might catch the next SNL star.
Coming in November to Fort Smith, AR is Temple Live, a unique live music venue and event space located in an 88-year-old building. Originally a Masonic temple, the space is currently undergoing a restoration to bring back its Prohibition-era speakeasy feel. Temple Live will not only serve as an events venue but will also include the Sphinx Club, offering hand-crafted cocktails and American cuisine.
You know you’re in Texas when you see the big neon cowboy in front of Austin’s Nutty Brown Cafe. And you know you’re in Austin when you hear the sweet country, folk, and rock coming from their oak tree-shaded patio. They won’t even need a lasso to wrangle you in.
Need a music fix? Motorco Music Hall in Durham, NC will tune you up. The mechanic-themed entertainment complex features a bar, patio, and showroom for live music, comedy, and film. Hungry? Grab a bite at Parts&Labor, their global street food-inspired kitchen. Talk about A-1 service.
Speaking of overhauls, Stroudsburg, PA’s Sherman Theater received an impressive one in 2004, returning the long silent 87-year-old venue to its lively and raucous glory. It’s been going strong ever since. They’re already gearing up for their annual Labor Day festival, StroudFest. And they’re bringing a little “Chaos” this summer, too. Their Sherman Theater Summer Stage in Mount Pocono host the Taste of Chaos tour featuring Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, and Saosin in June, followed by the Rock the Mountain 80s Rock Festival in July.
And if you’re in New York and wanna shake a lil’ something, head to Flash Factory in Manhattan. The 10,000-square-foot club is a premiere venue for underground techno and experimental electronic music. This month sees the likes of Berlin duo Pan-Pot, L.A.’s Claude Vonstroke and the ever funky tag-team Chromeo.