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Rock on! Las Vegas ranks No. 1 for live events

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We’re No. 1! We’re No. 1! And it’s for good news.

StubHub has identified the Top 10 U.S. cities with the most live events this summer per capita from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends, and, appropriately, Las Vegas ranks at No. 1.

While younger-ish acts including the bodacious Beyonce and debonair Drake rule the music charts, event-heavy markets prefer more established (OK, older) artists including Billy Joel, Guns ’N Roses and Metallica.

With the presidential election coming up between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, politically charged comedian and TV host Bill Maher is the theater act of choice, while soccer is rivaling baseball for summer sports supremacy.

Here are the Top 10 cities with the most summer events per capita, according to StubHub:

1. Las Vegas

2. Boston

3. Atlanta

4. Minneapolis

5. Richmond, Va.

6. Pittsburgh

7. Syracuse, N.Y.

8. Seattle

9. Washington, D.C.

10. Cleveland

And highlights in each market this summer based on most tickets sold on StubHub, with our Entertainment Capital of the World on top:

LAS VEGAS

Music: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, 2016 Electric Daisy Carnival, Twenty-One Pilots

Sports: WWE Money in the Bank, UFC 200, The Ultimate Fighter

Theater/Comedy: Jeff Dunham, Ron White, Bill Maher

BOSTON

Music: Beyonce, Kenny Chesney, Billy Joel

Sports: Red Sox, COPA America, Monster Jam

Theater/Comedy: Joel Osteen, Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman

ATLANTA

Music: Guns ’N Roses, The Cure, Drake

Sports: Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons preseason

Theater/Comedy: Jerry Seinfeld, “The Wizard of Oz,” Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

MINNEAPOLIS

Music: Metallica, Luke Bryan, Justin Bieber

Sports: Minnesota Twins, Vikings Preseason, AC Milan vs. Chelsea

Theater/Comedy: Andrea Bocelli, Dave Chappelle, “The Lion King”

RICHMOND

Music: Twenty-One Pilots, Bruce Springsteen, The Dave Matthews Band

Sports: Virginia Tech Hokies, Old Dominion Monarchs, Norfolk Tides

Theater/Comedy: Cirque du Soleil Kurios Corner, Maks & Val Live on Tour, Michael Carbonaro

PITTSBURGH

Music: Beyonce, Billy Joel, Justin Bieber

Sports: Pittsburgh Pirates, U.S. Open Golf, Pittsburgh Steelers preseason

Theater/Comedy: Bill Maher, Cirque du Soleil, “Chicago: The Musical”

SYRACUSE

Music: The Dave Matthews Band, Zac Brown Band, Phish

Sports: Syracuse Orange, Dicks Sporting Goods Open Competition

Theater/Comedy: Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration

SEATTLE

Music: Adele, At The Drive-In, Bob Dylan

Sports: Seattle Mariners, COPA America, Seattle Sounders

Theater/Comedy: Andrea Bocelli, Brian Regan

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Music: Billy Joel, Guns ’N Roses, Sting

Sports: Washington Nationals, WWE, DC United

Theater/Comedy: John Oliver, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me NPR,” “The Phantom of the Opera”

CLEVELAND

Music: Blink-182, Darius Rucker, Concert for Legends featuring Tim McGraw

Sports: Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns preseason, Bridgestone Invitational

Theater/Comedy: Bill Maher, “Beauty and the Beast,” Andrew Dice Clay

Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has been a journalist for nearly two decades.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Sun Entertainment + Luxury Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/VDLXEditorDon.

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