What are people looking for at TicketCity?

There are a ton of events going on right now, but what are the top events globally?  What are the sports, concerts and theater that everyone wants to see?  Below is a quick look at some of the most searched terms/events/categories on the TicketCity.com website.

TOP TICKET SEARCHES:
* Concert Tickets – Tons & tons & tons of people are looking for tickets to their favorite artist or performer.  Our main Concert Tickets page is one of the highest traffic pages on our website.  Because of that we are going to be releasing some new features soon to make it easier to find information on your favorite concert performer.  The most searched genre on our concert tickets page is “Rock music”, followed closely by “Country music”.  A few of the top performers right now are: AC/DC, Britney Spears, Bruce Springsteen, Jonas Brothers, Leonard Cohen, Sugarland, Taylor Swift & the shows at the Houston Rodeo.  Others that are starting to draw more traffic are: Michael Jackson and U2.  U2 has announced they will be touring the globe in Fall.  The one-time “King of Pop” is playing a series of shows in London; there are rumors about him setting up a series of shows in the United States.

* Sports Tickets – The NFL & College Football are the two most popular sporting events on our website.  Both are out-of-season right now but still drawing large traffic numbers as people search for ticket deals for the 2009 football season.  Dallas Cowboys tickets has been a particularly hot search term, mostly due to the fact that the Cowboys are moving into a new stadium for the upcoming season.  Fans of the Cowboys want to see the new “Jerry World” and are trying to find the best deals on tickets.
The largest traffic these days is being split between College Basketball (a speciality of TicketCity) and NBA Tickets.  In the college segment most people are searching for conference tournament tickets; the most demand is for Big 12 Tournament Tickets & Big East Tournament Tickets, although demand for the ACC Tournament is solid as well.  The NCAA Tournament regional sites are just now starting to draw some interest, although the real buying will not pickup until the NCAA Tournament teams are announced.
On-site demand for NBA tickets is all about the top teams, the most searched terms are Cavs, Celtics, Lakers & Spurs.
The Major League Baseball season is starting in a few weeks, so the traffic is building for that.  Most people searching for baseball are either looking for World Baseball Classic tickets or for New York Yankees tickets.  Other popular search terms are Cubs, Dodgers, Mets and Red Sox.
The demand for NHL tickets is light compared to the other categories, but there are still quite a few queries for the top teams.  Earlier this year, NHL searches were at an all-time for the NHL Winter Classic played at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Spring is not just about team sports, it is also major sporting events.  The two biggest events in that spectrum are both drawing a ton of traffic right now; both The Masters and the Kentucky Derby are two of the most searched terms on the site.  Demand for Masters has been increasing steadily since Tiger Woods returned to the course in late February.

* Theater Tickets - Across the board the demand (and searches) for Broadway Tickets have been down slightly.  But there are still many individual shows that are getting a ton of traffic.  Leading that group is Wicked.  Demand for Wicked tickets has been strong for well over a year and it remains one of the top draws on Broadway.  Right behind Wicked right now in searches is Shrek the Musical.  The other, non-Broadway, theater show that has been burning up the charts is Flight of the Conchords.  Search traffic and demand for this hit show has been unexpectedly huge.

So there is a quick look at what is hot at TicketCity right now.  If you are looking for tickets for one of these shows, or any other, please call 1.800.880.8886 to speak with one of our talented Sales Associates.  Or you buy online at TicketCity.com.

Hoof-poundin’ Boot-stompin’ Action at the Rodeo

Rodeos in Austin, Houston and San Antonio are jam-packed with action from start to finish for more than two weeks.  All the action starts in February, so get rodeo tickets for your family today at TicketCity.

Festivities kickoff with cowboy breakfasts and 5K runs. The fun continues throughout the weeks with rodeo competition, musical guests, carnivals, livestock shows, art exhibits, BBQ cook-offs, wine shows, silent auctions, and childrens’ activities.

And Mutton Bustin has to be one of the all-time favorites.  On a slightly less competitive scale than pro rodeo, picture little ones trying desperately to hold on to wooly sheep while living their own dreams of bull riding stardom.  Hilarity ensues.  Check out some of the action from Austin last year.

Get there early to enjoy the outdoor events including carnival games, rides and of course those must-have corny dogs.  Don’t miss some of the great shows around the fairgrounds, like Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey.  That’s right; another miniature version of rodeo action that is sure to make you do a double-take.

It’s inside the arena where the real action takes place with bull riding, barrel racing roping and more.  Then performers take the main stage.  From Brooks & Dunn and Taylor Swift, to Akon and the Goo Goo Dolls, rodeo delivers pure Texas entertainment.  Check out the line-ups for Rodeo Austin, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo at TicketCity and get your tickets today!

2008 Houston Rodeo

After about a month, I can honestly say that the pleasure has been all mine to be able to work with such fantastic people.  Everyone has been so helpful and the environment is anything but stressful.  My next mission is to be able to actually purchase tickets through TicketCity and make it out to an event.  I help people all day and I’ve been thinking… IT’S MY TURN! 

I have never been to the Houston Rodeo, matter of fact, I have been to ANY rodeo.  Recently, I got an e-mail from my best friends brother.  He was talking about how “Dallas is going to the Super Bowl.”  I’ve known him and my best friend since I was about 5 years old and I haven’t heard from him in about 2 years!  I was shocked that he included me in the e-mail.  We just never really kept in touch after I moved to Austin but we were like brother and sister growing up and we have both always been HUGE Dallas fans.  I took the opportunity to e-mail him back and let him know that I work for one of the best ticket brokers and that he should get in touch with me if he wanted some tickets to see the Cowboys or for anything else. 

 Soon enough I got a phone call from him.  He was shocked and pretty excited to find out that I was now working in the ticket industry.  He told me how he had been looking for Dallas playoff tickets for the last two weeks.  He even told me how he gave about $500 to this one guy that he knew and said could get him tickets to the playoff game.  Well, the guy ended up giving him his money back (luckily) and told him that the game was all sold out!  I told him how we still had tickets, at the time, he was pretty upset that he was told the game was sold out. 

Anyway, he ended up inviting me to the Houston Rodeo to see Brooks and Dunn on March 22.  I can’t wait to be able to spend time with an old friend and finally get to experience a rodeo for the first time! 

Join me and many others for this exciting event!  Get your Houston Rodeo tickets at TicketCity.com today!  Our goal is to provide a valuable service to people who need tickets. 

Get out and see the rodeo!

If you live in Texas, or are just a fan of the rodeo, this is the time of year you love. Because Springtime is rodeo time in Texas. Starting with the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo in February, and continuing into March with both the Huoston Livestock Show & Rodeo and the Austin Rodeo. You’ll see some of the best rodeo cowboys in the US. And some of the biggest acts in country, rock, pop, & latino will be performing in these three cities. And TravelHacker recently rated the Houston Rodeo as the #2 rodeo in the World, and the San Antonio rodeo as the 3rd best rodeo on Earth.

So get out and see these great events. And if you need to buy tickets for the Rodeo, you can click below for rodeo tickets or call 1-800-SOLD-OUT (765-3688).

Rodeo Tickets

San Antonio Rodeo Lineup:
1/31 – Randy Rogers
2/1 – Miranda Lambert
2/2 – Alan Jackson
2/4 – Gretchen Wilson
2/5 – Brooks & Dunn
2/8 – Big & Rich
2/9 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
2/10 – Josh Turner (afternoon)
2/10 – Los Tigres Del Norte (evening)
2/16 – Jason Aldean (afternoon)
2/16 – Gary Allan (evening)
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Austin Rodeo Lineup:
3/1 – Randy Rogers
3/2 – Rodney Atkins
3/3 – Gretchen Wilson
3/4 – Willie Nelson
3/5 – Tracy Lawrence
3/6 – Styx
3/8 – Miranda Lambert
3/9 – George Jones
3/10 – Natasha Bedingfield
3/11 – Clay Walker
3/12 – Joe Nichols
3/13 – Jason Aldean
3/14 – Sean Kingston
3/15 – Kevin Fowler
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Click here to see the lineup for the 2008 Houston Rodeo.
Buy Houston Rodeo tickets at TicketCity.

2008 Houston Rodeo Tickets

Springtime means it’s rodeo time again, and the Houston Rodeo is just around the corner. Tickets for the 2008 Houston Rodeo go on-sale January 12th at 10AM through Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. You will be able to buy individual tickets for all 21 shows at the rodeo. And if you cannot find the tickets you need through the public on-sale, then you can buy tickets here.

The Houston Rodeo is one of the premier entertainment events in the state of Texas. Every March the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Association brings in some of the biggest music superstars to play at rodeo. Each night for 3 weeks there are rodeo events, followed by a concert. And all of this great entertainment takes place within the friendly confines of Reliant Stadium.

Lineup for 2008 Houston Rodeo
March 3 – Tim McGraw
March 4 – Faith Hill
March 5 – Kevin Fowler
March 6 – Alan Jackson
March 7 – John Legend
March 8 – Martina McBride
March 9 – Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana
March 10 – Sugarland
March 11 – Rascal Flatts
March 12 – John Fogerty
March 13 – Toby Keith
March 14 – Clay Walker
March 15 – Brad Paisley
March 16 – Duelo & Los Horoscopos de Durango
March 17 – Miranda Lambert
March 18 – Big & Rich
March 19 – Fergie
March 20 – Dierks Bentley
March 21 – Pat Green
March 22 – Brooks & Dunn

Click here to buy 2008 Houston Rodeo tickets at TicketCity.com. Or call 1-800-SOLD-OUT (765-3688) to buy Rodeo tickets over the phone. There are a ton of great shows to choose from, so don’t miss it. Buy Houston Rodeo tickets today!