2019 will be big year in live event ticket sales. There were over $9 Billion in ticket sales on secondary market in 2018, and that figure will likely increase in the year to come. The growth of the market will continue to be propelled by consumers who prefer to buy on the secondary market so they can buy the seats they want at the price they want. The other big factor in the growth of the market are the surplus of big events in the year ahead. Below we make some of our predictions for what will be – The Most Popular Live Events in 2019:
Top 2019 Sporting Events
CFP Championship Game Game following ’19 season will be in New Orleans, which is best spot for college football game.
Gold Cup: each time this soccer tournament is played, the demand gets stronger.
The Masters: Tiger-mania will be in full swing by April.
Super Bowl: the new stadium in Atlanta is great venue. Some new teams in it could make it a huge event.
US Open Golf: the American golf championship returns to one of its best courses, Pebble Beach.
Women’s World Cup: Team USA will be one of the favorites to win the cup next Summer in France
Top 2019 Games
Jan 26: Celtics vs Warriors – Could be an NBA Finals preview.
Feb 7: Celtics vs Lakers – Renewing this classic rivalry with LeBron vs Kyrie.
Jun 13: Royals vs Tigers in Omaha, Nebraska. MLB game in college venue.
Jun 29: Red Sox vs Yankees in England. MLB baseball across the pond.
Sept 7: Texas vs LSU – Austin will be rocking for this one
Sept 7: Colorado vs Nebraska – This is a rivalry rekindled – it will be fun for the fan.
Sept 21: Georgia vs Notre Dame – Two legendary programs playing between the Hedges.
Oct 12: Texas A&M vs Alabama – Jimbo vs Nick Saban at Kyle Field will be fun.
Nov 30: Michigan vs Ohio St – Harbaugh’s chance to get a big W against a new OSU coach.
Top 2019 Festivals
ACL: Demand is trending up again the last two years. May be hard to top the 2018 lineup.
Buckeye Country Superfest: Huge country music festival at the Horseshoe in Columbus.
Coachella: The biggest brand in the festival space. Everyone wants to go.
Country LakeShake: Big-time headliners playing all four days in 2019.
Hangout Festival: Travis Scott, Lumineers, Khalid, Cardi B and more by the beach.
New York Comedy Festival: Big demand in 2018 will lead to bigger acts in 2019.
Stagecoach Festival: Country music festival is thriving on home turf of Coachella.
Watershed Festival: Great music & camping in one of most beautiful spots in USA.
Any festival with Cardi B as a headliner: she is driving demand everywhere she plays.
Top 2019 Concert Tours
Elton John: will be finishing his hugely popular ‘Farewell’ tour.
Garth Brooks: Garth only has five dates announced, but expect more.
Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show will be huge.
Kiss: Kiss Army will be saying good bye to these music legends.
Paul McCartney: the coolest man in music is touring in 2019.
Rolling Stones: Stones playing a ’19 Stadium Tour.
Travis Scott: Squeezing in 25 city tour between major festival appearances.
Top 2019 Theater Shows
Be More Chill: Off Broadway buzz could blossom into a Broadway hit in 2019.
Dear Evan Hansen: One of the top shows in 2018, will continue in to be.
Hamilton: The runaway, mega-hit will conquer Broadway & Touring Shows.
Mean Girls: Demand steadily grew in 2018, which should continue into Spring.
Network: Bryan Cranston stars in this critically acclaimed show.
To Kill a Mockingbird: One of hottest shows with Jeff Bridges starring.
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