The countdown to Father's Day is on! How will you be showing dad you care? This Father's Day, why not get creative with your gift? Tools, ties, barbecue sets, and sports memorabilia are nice... but it's also nice to give dad (or the father-figure in your life) a chance to spend an evening out — either with you, with friends, with his wife, or with whoever he wants!
Not to brag or anything, but our Father's Day Gift Guide is a great place to get started with some ideas. To help you decide among the thousands of live shows, we've hand-selected events we think any father would love, in sports, concerts, and theater. Is dad a baseball fan? Maybe some MLB tickets would do the trick! If he loves rock music, maybe he'd have fun at an Aerosmith show. The possibilities are (almost) endless.
Once you've picked your tickets for dad, be sure to visit our Gift Notes page and take advantage of our free gift notes! This way, if the tickets don't arrive in time for Father's Day, you can still have something special to let dad know you were thinking of him.
There's only one week until Father's Day, so get shopping!
Do you know you want to see an artist or a band, or attend a festival this summer, but don't have a great idea who is performing over the next few months? Don't fret, it's happens to all of us, even me. Although I'm the concerts guy for TicketNetwork.com, there are so many acts going on tour that it can be hard to keep all the schedules in order.
Never fear, though, as we've got you covered with our Summer Concerts Guide! It has all the must-see acts for Summer 2014 in a number of genres including pop, rock, hip hop & R&B, country and Latin music. It also provides a brief list of upcoming music festivals (but if you know you want to see a festival, you can hop right on over to the music festival guide for a month-by-month schedule).
In addition to the upcoming concerts, the guide acts a resource for the summer concert season itself, providing links to posts right here at the TN Team Blog about tour announcements, festival survival guides, ticketing trends, and much more.
Check it out now and start planning your summer entertainment!
Last week, Jay-Z & Beyonce announced they were going on tour, and you can guess what happened next. The Friday onsale was a huge day for TicketNetwork.com. How huge? The On The Run Tour accounted for 38.4% of all tickets sold on TN.com that day. In comparison, Paul McCartney's tour accounted for a distant 5.5% of tickets sold.
Here's the rankings of venues Jay-Z & Beyonce are scheduled to visit on the tour, based on ticket sales up until today:
As you can see, the greatest percentage of all Jay-Z & Beyonce tickets sold on TN.com so far, about 10%, have been for the July 7 concert at the M&T Center in Baltimore, MD. The July 5 show at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA, came in second, but the sales numbers are nearly identical to Baltimore.
It seems highly likely that the duo will make May's Top 10, but at which spot is yet to be determined. We'll report back next month.
In case you missed it, earlier this week we announced our Mother's Day Gift Guide! Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11, which means you only have a week left! Still looking for something to get mom? Why not a ticket to her favorite artist, show, or team? Check out the gift guide for some great ideas.
Of course, picking an event and ordering tickets is only half the battle. You still need to receive them. However, depending on the date of the event you choose, tickets may not be available until closer to that date. Not to worry, as we've got you covered there as well! Simply visit our Gift Notes page after your order is confirmed to download and print out a gift note to give to the special woman in your life on the big day.
Gift notes are available for individuals or, if the gift is from several people, for a group. Even better, you can get the note personalized, courtesy of our customer service team! Simply fill out the form on the page with all the information and you will receive the as soon as possible (typically within one business day).
So with all that known, what are you waiting for? You have a week — get going!
Mother's Day is just a few short weeks away, so we're already thinking about all of the ways we can help you get the perfect gift for mom! Should you get her flowers? Jewelry? Candy? All three? Yes, you could... but how about a ticket to her favorite artist, show, or team? And, would you look at that? TicketNetwork.com sells event tickets! Fate.
In seriousness, it can be challenging to figure out the perfect gift to give to moms, grandmas, aunts, and all of the other women in our lives we appreciate. We hope our Mother's Day Gift Guide can help alleviate some of that stress. There, you'll find suggestions for gifts in concerts, theater, and sports.
We'll also be launching Mother's Day Gift Notes soon, so even if your tickets don't arrive in time, you'll still have something nice to give to your loved ones on Mother's Day. Stay tuned!