Mark Damon / Las Vegas News Bureau
Friday, June 10, 2016 | 5 p.m.
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
5. Richmond, Va.
7. Syracuse, N.Y.
9. Washington, D.C.
And highlights in each market this summer based on most tickets sold on StubHub, with our Entertainment Capital of the World on top:
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
Music: Beyonce, Kenny Chesney, Billy Joel
Sports: Red Sox, COPA America, Monster Jam
Theater/Comedy: Joel Osteen, Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman
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
Music: Metallica, Luke Bryan, Justin Bieber
Sports: Minnesota Twins, Vikings Preseason, AC Milan vs. Chelsea
Theater/Comedy: Andrea Bocelli, Dave Chappelle, “The Lion King”
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
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”
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
Music: Adele, At The Drive-In, Bob Dylan
Sports: Seattle Mariners, COPA America, Seattle Sounders
Theater/Comedy: Andrea Bocelli, Brian Regan
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”
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.
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