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Concerts at Niagara Falls

The thrill and excitement of being near the majestic and spectacular Niagara Falls is an experience that can hardly be improved upon.  But it’s not impossible.

Imagine an outdoor classic rock concert in such a setting.  Or better yet, don’t imagine it, just do it.  Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings you can attend the Coca Cola Concert Series, and to put icing on this cake, its free, and there’s fireworks!

For almost 20 years the Coca Cola Concert Series has brought exciting new bands to play at the foot of Illumination Tower in Queen Victoria Park.  The shows begin at 8pm and close with a spectacular fireworks display.  It’s an ideal way to spend the evening after a day of sightseeing at the Falls.

Book a Niagara Falls vacation, and ride into the falls on Maid of the Mist, see the sights from high above the falls at Skylon Tower, then kick back to some classic rock right next to the amazing falls.

Take Me to the Orange County Fair

Now is the optimal time to book a family vacation in Los Angeles.  With the Orange County Fair going on through August 10, you’ll have a wealth of activities, carnival rides, concerts and action sports to keep your family busy and happy.

Book our Los Angeles Family Vacation and you’ll get four nights lodging in your choice of more than 50 hotels, plus a Night Tour of Los Angeles, admission to the J. Paul Getty Museum and a helicopter flight over the opulent mansions of the areas celebrities.

2990044vmeThen spend your extra time just an hour from Los Angeles in Costa Mesa at the Fair.  Some of the offerings this year include the 2014 Toyota Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre, presenting among others, Go-Gos, Jeff Foxworthy, 311, Little Big Town, Deep Purple and Blue Oyster Cult.  Tribute concerts in honor of stars such as Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Prince, and the Eagles are scheduled at the arched building, The Hangar.

The Action Sports Arena presents all the high adrenaline action we love and expect at the fair.  Get your fill of Monster Trucks, Skateboards and BMX exhibitions, Demolition Derbies and Rodeos.

The_OC_Fair_ferris_wheelThe Midway will be a buzz of carnival rides, food fare, wine tasting and midway games.

Book your LA vacation now, and have a blast at the Orange County Fair!

Concerts, Car Show and Boat Show at Lake Tahoe

There is still plenty of summer left, and plenty of great summer adventures and events to enjoy at Lake Tahoe.

The Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series at Harveys Outdoor Arena has an incredible line up of Superstar performers. Plan your weekend to catch your favorite with Train appearing July 25, Journey and the Steve Miller Band on July 30, Boston and the Doobie Brothers August 3, and Aerosmith August 8.

Lake Tahoe Summer Concert SeriesJuly 25 and 26 you can also be a part of Hot August Nights, a car show and festival celebrating the musical and automobile culture of American past.   For some its a trip down memory lane, for others a glimpse at the ‘good old days’ you’ve only heard about.  Doo-wop music will fill the air and chrome will glisten in the summer sun, you may even see a poodle skirt or two.

If classic cars don’t get your motor running, then maybe you’d prefer to view boats on display at the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic.  Enjoy live music, wine and food vendors along with vintage vessels.  The glow of polished mahogany against the sparkling blue lake waters will inspire you to take to the water, so round out your weekend with a dinner cruise on the Tahoe Queen.

Its not too late to book your Lake Tahoe vacation!

Grand Ole Opry Performances for July 29 & 30, and August 2

The following performances will take place at the Grand Ole Opry House this week:

Friday, July 29 – Order Tickets

  • Steve Holy
  • Pam Tillis
  • Jesse McReynolds
  • Jimmy Dickens
  • JuiceNewton
  • And more

Saturday, July 30 – Order Tickets

  • Loretta Lynn
  • James Otto
  • Riders in the Sky
  • The Whites
  • Mark Wills
  • And more

Tuesday, August 2 – Order Tickets

  • Suzy Bogguss
  • The Grascals
  • And more

Williamsburg Gets Better and Better this Summer!

You’ve got to get to Williamsburg soon to experience all that’s going on at the many attractions the historic city holds. From live music to new thrills, there’s a lot happening so you will never run out of fun. Spend a couple of days in the Colonial Williamsburg area, and then check out some of the other exciting places around like Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, and the Jamestown Settlement. Just grab a room at a terrific Williamsburg hotel and stay for as long as you would like! Here’s just a few of the many special activities happening soon.

The incredible and beautiful theme park, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, is having a summer concert series full of talented performers. After spending a day in the park riding thrill rides, watching fun shows, and looking through wonderful shops, catch a concert as the sun goes down. Colbie Caillat will be there July 23-24, and July 30-31 Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) will be performing. Purchase some park passes and don’t miss these exclusive events.

Water Country USA has all kinds of slides, rafts, and tubes, but the newest one, Vanish Point, takes it to the top! The drop slide is the most thrilling ride yet, giving you the option of two different wave paths. One path sparks anticipation as you stand in a tube and wait for a surprising platform to drop out from underneath you, sending you soaring down the tube slide. The other is a 300’ speed slide that brings the excitement as soon as you get on. This attraction will probably give you the greatest water ride experience you’ve ever had!

Take in the more historic side of Williamsburg by visiting the Jamestown Settlement, an educational journey through an original Pilgrim area. Throughout the month of August (which is coming soon!) the “Tools of the Trade” exhibition will be taking place. This special event includes programs and activities that allow you to learn and experience skills used by colonial Virginia, such as farming, fishing, hunting, defense, navigation, and building. This is only happening in August so start planning your Williamsburg trip today.

There’s Always a Party at Six Flags Fiesta in San Antonio!

If you’ve ever been to San Antonio you know that exciting attractions are not in short supply. SeaWorld, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and, of course, the Alamo are just a few of the Texas city’s popular destinations. But, there’s one activity that is adding even more fun to the summer nights, Six Flags Fiesta! From concerts to festivals, there’s almost always something happening at this theme park. So if you plan on being in San Antonio soon, make reservations for ideal accommodations and check out all the events happening at Six Flags Fiesta.

Darren Criss – July 22

If you’re a Glee fan, you won’t want to miss this! Darren Criss plays Blaine Anderson on the show and he’ll be performing at Six Flags Fiesta on July 22nd as part of the Starburst Summer Concert Series. He’ll be joined on stage by pop singer Alyson Stoner. The concert is free with park admission, and the wrist bands are first come, first serve.

Dance 4 Your Life – July 30

On National Dance Day a special event will be happening at Six Flags Fiesta. Starting at 8:00 am, professional dancers from the TV show So You Think You Can Dance will be teaching choreographed dance routines of all skill levels. You can get out and show everyone what you got on the dance floor. D4YL is free, but space is limited so get there early to make sure you have a spot!

mtvU VMA Tour – August 5

This MTV tour, featuring Mike Posner, a singer/songwriter artist with the hit “Cooler Than Me,” is coming to Six Flags Fiesta on August 5th. Posner’s R&B/electro-pop/hip-hop/soul music will follow Miguel, who is opening every show. The concert is guaranteed to be rockin’ and it’s free with park admission. Remember, the wrist bands are first come, first serve, so come early and  get yours.

Enjoy a Wide Range of Music Festivals in Boston

Music Festivals in BostonFall is the perfect time in New England to join together with fellow music lovers and take advantage of the musical festivals offered in Boston this fall.


Classic music lovers will love the free concerts of Septemberfest presented by the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This annual event features four free chamber music concerts performed by faculty and students of the Longy School. This year’s event is a tribute to musical master Haydn. All concerts take place at the Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall. Concert dates are September 18, 19, 25, and 26, and all concerts begin at 8 p.m. Although admission is free, tickets must be acquired ahead of time. Don’t miss this rare chance to experience these talented musicians for free!


This event is another annual Boston concert that draws visitors from all over. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the beginning of fall with song, and this year’s event is taking place on the evening of September 20. RiverSing features the Revels singers, Family Folk Chorale, the Halalisa Singers, and Sharing a New Song. The event begins with a parade from Harvard Square to the river. This year’s special guest is Stan Strickland, a saxophonist. This event is free and open to the public.

BeanTown Jazz Festival

Hosted by the famed Berklee School of Music, this is the ninth year for the annual jazz festival. This year’s event takes place September 18 through 26. The jazz festival is an outdoor event that is one of the most popular outdoor gatherings in Boston. Nine stages are set up in Boston and Cambridge, and performances take place daily. Headline performers for this year’s festival include Berklee alum Branford Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Ahmad Jamal, and David Sanborn. A special family aspect of this event is the Target Family Park, which offers kid-friendly activities and entertainment. On Saturday, Sept. 26, free concerts will be featured all day with multiple stages on Columbus Avenue. From classic jazz artists to new artists, you will be sure to attend some memorable performances during this festival.

Grand Canyon Hosts Annual Music Festival

The Grand Hotel in the Grand canyonThere are few venues as spectacular as the Grand Canyon in which to enjoy live music performances, which is why the Grand Canyon hosts an annual music festival. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Grand Canyon Music Festival (GCMF).

The GCMF is scheduled for September 11 to 26. Concerts are scheduled for Sept. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26. Concerts take place at the Shrine of the Ages auditorium. Advance ticket purchases are recommended in the chance that performances become sold out. Each concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Performers scheduled for this year’s event include Ethel’s Truckstop, the Bonfiglio Group, the Enso String Quartet, and a special Founders and Friends concert. Performers cover a variety of genres, from classical rock to traditional classical music. In addition, three special free concerts will be given during the event. The School of Rock Student Concert is taking place on Thursday, Sept. 18; the Bonfiglio Group is giving a community concert on Friday, Sept. 19; and a NACAP concert will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20.

The Shrine of the Ages auditorium is located inside of the Grand Canyon National Park on the South Rim, making it easily accessible during your Grand Canyon vacation.

We also offer lodging conveniently close to the entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park, which will give you close proximity to this event. The Grand Hotel and Travelodge in Page, Arizona are both located close to the entrance of Grand Canyon National Park.

Silver Dollar City Hosts Southern Gospel Picnic Days

It is time for Silver Dollar City’s annual Southern Gospel Picnic Days. Beginning on August 27 and running to September 7, this festival features hundreds of Southern Gospel performances, traditional Southern food, and all of the great rides and attractions you love at Silver Dollar City.

The highlight of this festival is the many Southern Gospel performers that are scheduled to appear. Guests include the Dove Brothers, Mike and Kelly Bowling, Jeff and Sherri Easter, and the Isaacs. Performances are scheduled daily, so there will always be someone to see.

Guests can also catch performances at Southern Gospel Nights at Echo Hollow. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. nightly in the Echo Hollow Amphitheater. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 6. Guests scheduled to perform these special concerts include The Ball Brothers, Mark Trammel Trio, and the Kingsmen.

In addition to attending performances during the day, guests can also enjoy some delicious traditional Southern cuisine. At “Chicken ‘n Fixins” buffet, guests can find Southern classics like smoked pulled pork, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, hot rolls, and fried chicken. Chicken ‘n Fixins is located in Molly’s Mill.

Another special activity during this festival is the Culinary and Craft School. The culinary school will be providing demonstrations and lessons on how to make dishes like grits, black-eyed peas, and classic casseroles. A small fee does apply for the culinary classes.

In addition to all of this, Silver Dollar City still has the thrilling rides and entertaining attractions that visitors love. Those who love big roller coasters will enjoy Wildfire, which offers multiple loops, and the PowderKeg. Silver Dollar City also has many family-friendly rides and attractions for smaller visitors. Silver Dollar City is also a great spot for shopping. From Christmas stores to traditional hand-crafted wood workings, any visitor can find something to enjoy.

Until Labor Day, visitors can also buy the “Play and Splash” ticket for admission to both Silver Dollar City and its sister water park, White Water. The combo ticket is good for two out of three consecutive days. White Water boasts towering slides on Kanai Towers, fun tube rides, a wave pool, and a lazy river. White Water is only open until Labor Day, however, so act now to get your tickets!

Don’t Miss Your Chance to See Legendary Performers in Las Vegas

Cher Live at Caesars Palace ColosseumLas Vegas is known for its great shows and performances that cannot be found anywhere else. The tradition continues with the addition of Bette Midler and Cher to the Las Vegas schedule. Each performer brings a rare charisma and even rarer talent to the stage, making for two performances that are once-in-a-lifetime experiences!

Bette Midler–Live at Caesars Palace

Bette Midler is a consummate performer, featuring talent in music, comedy, and acting. Her show at Caesars Palace includes all three. During her show, she sings some of her most famous songs, including “The Rose,” “Delta Dawn,” “Wind Beneath My Wings,” and “Under the Boardwalk.” The audience may recognize songs from some of her hit movies, including Beaches. In addition to the musical mastery of The Divine Miss M, the audience will enjoy her trademark comedy and wit. Bette Midler is a one-of-a-kind performer, and her show is sure to be an unforgettable evening spent in Las Vegas! The show takes place at The Coliseum at Caesars Palace, which is a 4,000 seat venue that is one of the most technologically advanced in Las Vegas.

Cher–Live at Caesars Palace

From her days in the hit duo Sonny and Cher to her many movies and award-winning performances, Cher has decades of performance experience under her belt: 43 years, to be exact. However, there is no stopping this legendary performer as she takes to the stage at The Coliseum at Caesars Palace for a spectacular show. Cher will perform many of her chart-topping songs, including “Believe,” “Turn Back Time,” and “Walking in Memphis.” In addition to the music, the performance includes 14 dancers as well as aerial artists. For the show, Cher commissioned famous designer Bob Mackie to design her stage clothes, so audiences can expect one-of-a-kind, spectacular pieces in addition to the great music. Whether you are a new fan of Cher or remember her from her duet days, this show is sure to exceed your expectations.