24 Events to Travel to This Summer
It’s almost my favorite time of the year. Summer, I’ve been patiently waiting for you. Apparently, I’m not the only one. Several of my friends and family have already booked trips for the summer. I’m in the process of finalizing some things for June and July myself.
Summer is my favorite time to travel. Many of y’all know that I’m a big baseball fan. During the summer, I visit one or two new Major League Baseball stadiums. At this moment I’ve visited 16, but I should be at 18 or 19 by the end of summer.
There are so many events that you can travel to during the summer. Between sporting events, music festivals and comedy tours, you can have quite the fun this summer. In this post, I’ll be going over twenty-four events to travel to this summer.
Hamilton is an American Musical about the life of American founding father, Alexander Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the music, lyrics, and book of the play. Hamilton can be seen on Broadway at the Richard Rogers Theatre. There is also a US tour going on.
On The Run II Tour
Jay-Z and Beyonce are back for their second co-headlining tour, On The Run II Tour. The tour starts in Europe on June 6. The North American leg begins on July 25th. They’ll be performing in cities such as Philadelphia, Chicago, and Atlanta.
Britney Spears: Pieces of Me Tour
The “Oops, I did it again” singer is going on tour in July. She has several shows scheduled in North America and Europe.
Major League Soccer All-Star Game
I am not the biggest soccer fan, but there is no denying that the sport is growing in popularity in the US. The MLS currently has twenty-three teams. Twenty of those teams are in the US, and three of them are in Canada. The 2018 MILS all-star game will be in Atlanta on August 1st at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium
The Governors Ball
The Governors Ball is a music festival that’s from June 1st — 3rd. It will be at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. Some of the performers will be Eminem, Travis Scott, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and N.E.R.D.
Dave Chappelle & Jon Stewart
The two comedians are having a joint stand up tour that starts in June. They currently have shows set for Boston, Houston and El Paso, Texas.
Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour
Drake and hip-hop group, Migos are going on tour starting in July. They’ll be having shows in several cities including Denver, Brooklyn, and Toronto.
Evolve World Tour
The Evolve world tour is the third concert tour by the pop-rock band, Imagine Dragons. This tour actually started in 2017. They will be back in North America beginning in June. They’ll be performing in cities such as Syracuse, Omaha, and Milwaukee.
The Essence Festival is a yearly music festival that is held in New Orleans. This year’s festival is from July 5th -8th. Some of the performers include Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg and Miguel.
The Comedy Get Down Tour
If you need some laughs, you should check out The Comedy Get Down Tour. It features Cedric the Entertainer, George Lopez, D.L. Hughley and more. They will be performing in cities including Columbus, OH, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is held in Manchester, TN. The dates are June 7th — 10th. The four-day lineup includes Sheryl Crow, Bon Iver, Future, The Killers, T-Pain and more.
We’re going to stay in Tennessee for a minute. The CMA Fest is held in Nashville. The dates are June 7th -10th. Some of the CMA Fest Performers are Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Gavin De Graw, The Cadillac Three, Brett Young and more.
WNBA All-Star Game
If you’re a fan of the WNBA, you should visit Minneapolis, Minnesota to watch the WNBA all-star game. The game will be held on July 28th. You’ll get a chance to see some of the games brightest stars including Candace Parker, Maya Moore, Brittney Griner, and Tina Charles.
Mo Pop Festival 2018
The Mo Pop Festival is in one of my favorite cities, Detroit. It happens from July 28th — 29th. It will take place at the West Riverfront Park. Bon Iver, The National and Vince Staples are some of the acts performing.
After Laughter Tour
The American rock band, Paramore is currently on tour. The Northern American leg starts on June 12th in St. Augustine, Florida. They will be visiting cities including Kansas City, Bangor, ME, and San Diego.
The Roots Picnic is an annual music festival that was created by the hip-hop group, The Roots. This year’s event will be held June 2nd at the Festival Pier in Philadelphia. Some of the performers include The Roots (of course), Lil Uzi Vert, Brandy, 2 Chainz, and DJ Drama.
Comedian Bill Burr has several shows scheduled for this summer. He’ll be in cities such as Minneapolis, Portland, Dallas, and Houston.
The Stanley Cup Finals
If you are a hockey fan, you should consider going to a Stanley Cup Finals game. The Stanley Cup Finals is the championship series for the NHL. As of this writing, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Washington Capitals are last four teams left. The Stanley Cup Finals will start in June.
Lollapalooza is a four-day music event that happens at Grant Park in Chicago. It will be held from August 2nd — 5th. Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, and Travis Scott are the headliners.
The Thrill Of It All Tour
The North American leg of Sam Smith’s tour starts on June 18th in Toronto. It concludes in September. Some of the cities Sam will be performing at are Charlotte, Dallas, Sacramento, and Salt Lake City.
Vans Warped Tour
This year marks the final Vans Warped Tour. The tour features mostly punk rock artists. There are hundreds of artist scheduled to perform. Not every artist will participate in every city though. The tour runs from June 21st — August 5th.
Major League Baseball All-Star Game
This year’s MLB all-star game will be held at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. It will happen on Tuesday, July 17th. You’ll get a chance to see the best players from the American and National League slug it out.
The Afropunk Festival is a music festival that celebrates and unifies the cultural cornerstones of Afropunk through music, film, skate, and art. The festival is held in Brooklyn. The dates are August 25th — 26th. Janelle Monae, Erykah Badu, Jaden Smith, and The Internet are some of the performers.
Farewell Yellow Brick Road
This is Elton John’s farewell tour. It starts in the late summer and goes well into 2019.
If you didn’t have any summer plans before, I’m sure you do now. This list of twenty-four events to travel to this summer has something for everyone. There’s probably one or two of these events that you will travel to this summer. If you are going to one that’s out of state for you, make sure that you book your flight and lodging as soon as possible.
Here are some sites that can help you with your hotel stays.
If hotels aren’t your thing, check out Airbnb. Sign up here to get a $40 credit on your first stay that totals $75 or more.
When you are ready to pay for your flight or room, make sure that you use Ebates. Ebates is a site that gives you cash back for your online purchases. I recently booked a hotel stay for an upcoming trip. I used Hotwire to check the deals. Then I opened two separate windows. One was regular and the other was incognito. I signed into Ebates and then went to Hotwire on the regular window. With incognito, I went straight to Hotwire. The price for the room was $368 on the window that I signed into Ebates with. The other one was $412. That’s a $44 difference. Another cool thing since I booked it through Ebates is that I will also be getting $12 deposited into my Ebates account after the trip is completed.
Which one of the twenty-four events to travel to this summer will you be attending?
Originally published at thebutlerjournal.com on May 22, 2018.