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August 2013 Events Image

In August concerts, Bob Dylan, Macklemore, and Allman Brothers Band head on tour — but not before several festivals, including the Americanarama Fest and the Peach Music Fest, take place. For sports, the NFL preseason kicks off the countdown until NFL season starts back up again, while a few new shows open on Broadway.

Concerts

Bob Dylan: A notoriously prolific touring artist, Bob Dylan will wrap up at the Americanarama Fest, and then embark on a solo tour Aug 4.

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Allman Brothers Band: Like Dylan, Allman Brothers Band will also do a festival, followed by their own tour. The group will perform at the Peach Music Festival, then head to Chicago Aug. 20.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: The rapper/producer duo tour across the world starting Aug. 2, before making their way back to the states Aug. 31 and doing a U.S. tour.

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Rushing the field at a sporting event is hardly new. In fact, a simple Google search of "rushing the field" returns a slew of relevant articles, including lists of the best moments and sites speculating the penalties for being that person. But one thing is pretty clear: everyone is really amused by people who rush the field.

Three sisters were among the latest to indulge in the stunt. Kayleigh, Emily, and Torrie Hill were in the stands at the College World Series at a game between UCLA and Mississippi State. Kayleigh tweeted about their desire to rush the field. A few innings later, they went for it... and they got the whole thing on Vine, giving us the best selfie/GIF ever (or at least of this week).


Sure, they were also slapped with a $1,500 fine, but whatever — it was totally worth it.

GIF credit to Daily Dot.

July 2013 Events Image

July is a busy month not just for concerts, but sporting and theater events as well. Aside from summer fests, several artists launch their tours, including Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z. For sports, MLB and WWE events are prolific. Meanwhile, for theater lovers, two shows will open on Broadway, including Let It Be, a Beatles musical. Here's what to look out for in July!

Concerts

Justin Timberlake/Jay-Z: The highly-anticipated "Legends of the Summer" tour starts July 17 in Canada, then heads to the Bronx, Chicago, and San Francisco.

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Fun.: Following their second album, Some Nights, Fun. heads on tour with Tegan & Sara starting July 6. They'll stop at the Bunbury Musical Festival July 12.

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Jonas Brothers: JoBros return with a brand new tour beginning July 10 in Chicago, IL. The trio will make stops in Boston, MA, Atlantic City, NJ, and Charlotte, NC, before it wraps in mid-August.

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Now that we are nearly half-way through the 2013 Major League Baseball season, I thought it would be a great time to take a look back on the first half of the season and check out some of the ticketing trends that have developed so far on TicketNetwork.com.

At the top of the list of top-selling teams are the Texas Rangers, who currently have the second-best record in the American League. Rangers tickets for games in Arlington, TX, have accounted for more than 10% of all tickets sold for MLB regular season games. By comparison, there have been more tickets sold for the Rangers games than for the bottom nine selling teams, combined. That includes teams like the New York Mets, San Diego Padres and both Chicago teams, the Cubs and White Sox.

Right behind the Rangers is their 2010 World Series opponent, the San Francisco Giants, who account for more than 9% of MLB tickets sold. The defending World Series champs have struggled this season, hovering around .500 for much of the year, which has not dampened their fans enthusiasm.

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Guest post: The importance of shade at events

The following is a guest post by Ben Vaughn.

Shade tent
Photo by Ken Lund. CC-BY-SA 2.0

If you've ever suffered through sweltering heat at a midday baseball game, you know the importance of shade at outdoor sporting events. Shady areas can not only serve as a comfortable reprieve from the heat, they can also help prevent heat stroke during sporting events. Many open air arenas, such as baseball stadiums lack a lot of cover from the sun and can heat up very quickly during the summer months. Like any other occasion where you are spending long hours in the sun, you should take reasonable precautions against becoming overheated at sporting events. Drinking plenty of fluids and getting out of the direct sun from time to time is advisable. This may be easier to do at certain kinds of sporting events over others. Baseball games, for example, are quite long and offer plenty of opportunity to leave your seat and find some shade.

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