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Is it really June already? Is 2012 really almost halfway over? SLOW DOWN, TIME!!

Well, at least June has a lot of great stuff to look forward to, like the first day of summer (June 20) and Icelandic Independence Day (June 17). There are also plenty of great entertainment options; check out some of the highlights we put together for the month:

Concerts

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw: The two country megastars will launch their Brothers of the Sun tour on June 2 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. The tour will hit plenty of football stadiums along the way, including Cowboys Stadium, Lucas Oil Stadium and the Louisiana Superdome.

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Sting: The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be playing a handful of concerts in the U.S. in June, including stops in Atlanta and Atlantic City.

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Festivals and more festivals: One thing is certain: there will be no shortage of music festivals this month. The Bonnaroo Music Festival is June 7-10 in Manchester, TN; CMA Music Festival is June 7-10 in Nashville, TN; Electric Daisy Carnival is June 8-10 in Las Vegas; Orion Music + More Festival is June 23 in Egg Harbor Township, NJ; and Summerfest is June 27-July 8 in Milwaukee, WI.

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Other Concerts in June:

  • Phish begins June 7.
  • Nicki Minaj begins June 16.
  • Def Leppard and Poison begins June 20.

Sports

NBA Finals: The conference finals are still in progress, but before the month of June is over, the NBA will crown a new champion. The Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder are the remaining teams who have a shot at that title.

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NHL Stanley Cup Finals: The NBA is not the only league who will have a new champion during the month, with the NHL Stanley Cup Finals featuring the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils currently underway.

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International Soccer Friendly: Mexico vs. Brazil: Soccer has struggled to gain relevance in the U.S., but on June 3 Dallas Cowboys Stadium will be sold out when Mexico and Brazil face off. Brazil will hit the field again on June 9, this time against South American rival Argentina at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

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Other Sports Events in June:

  • U.S. Open golf tees off in Daly City, CA, from June 14-17.
  • Wimbledon Tennis championships begin June 24 at the All England Club in London.
  • MLB season continues with a full schedule of inter-league games.

Theater

Harvey: After beginning previews on May 18, the play about a man who befriends an imaginary anthropomorphic rabbit will officially open on June 14.

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Broadway Shows Closing: June will also be the last chance to see several shows that will be closing, including Death of a Salesman (June 2), Don’t Dress for Dinner (June 17), Venus in Fur (June 17), and Priscilla Queen of the Desert (June 24).

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Rock of Ages: The big-screen adaptation of the musical will be hitting movie theaters June 15, and fans in Chicago will have a chance to see the stage version when the touring show visits the Windy City from June 5 through August 5.

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Other Theater Events in June:

  • Mary Poppins is in San Jose, CA; Spokane, WA; and Albuquerque, NM.
  • Memphis the Musical is on tour in Columbus, OH; Buffalo, NY; and Washington, DC.

What are you looking forward to in June? Let us know in the comments!

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