TicketNetwork.com August Events Preview: Bob Dylan, Macklemore, NFL Preseason, MLB, First Date

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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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Other Concerts in August:

  • Selena Gomez kicks off her Stars Dance Tour 2013 Aug 14.
  • Depeche Mode begins the North American leg of The Delta Machine Tour Aug 22.
  • Marc Anthony performs in Miami Aug 23.
  • Queens of the Stone Age tour starts Aug 4.

Festivals in August:

  • Lollapalooza is Aug 2-4.
  • Outside Lands Festival is Aug 9-11.
  • Electric Zoo Festival is Aug 30 through Sept 1.
  • KCRW World Festival is Aug 4.
  • Peach Music Festival, featuring Allman Brothers Band, is Aug 15-18.
  • WE Fest is Aug 1-3.

Sports

NFL Preseason: The NFL preseason kicks off Aug. 5, with the season in full swing Sept. 5.

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MLB continues: Cubs vs. Dodgers, Marlins vs. Mets, Orioles vs. Astros... the MLB season is only half over, and continues through Sept. 29.

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PGA Championship: It's the final major championship event of the season! The PGA Championship will be held in Rochester, NY Aug. 4-11.

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Other Sports Events in August:

  • WWE Summerslam is Aug. 17-18.
  • UFC 164: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis is Aug. 31.
  • U.S. Open Tennis starts Aug. 25.

Theater

First Date: A musical about the trials and tribulations of not just the awkward first date, but the dreaded blind date, opens Aug. 8. Zachary Levi ("Chuck"; "Tangled") stars.

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Soul Doctor: This musical about a singing rabbi who befriends Nina Simone opens Aug 15.

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Peter and the Starcatcher: This Off-Broadway-turned-Broadway show about Peter Pan launches its U.S. tour Aug. 13.

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Other Theater Events in August:

  • I Love Lucy tour starts Aug. 6.
  • Chicago resumes its national tour Aug. 31.
  • The Nance on Broadway, starring Nathan Lane, closes Aug. 11.
  • Romeo and Juliet, featuring Orlando Bloom, previews Aug. 24.
  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike closes Aug. 25.

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