Want to get away this Memorial Day Weekend? Plan your holiday weekend around some of the spring’s hottest events – TBA & SeatGeek have teamed up to bring you a MDW event guide to help you plan your trip.

Best Deals of the Weekend


Summer is undoubtedly the best time to catch a live show – and Memorial Day Weekend might be the perfect opportunity to see your favorite performer before the summer prices spike. Our data shows that concert tickets over MDW are, on average, 15% less expensive than those over the summer season.
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Minor League Baseball

While there are great deals to be had at the professional level as well, minor league teams consistently offer fan-friendly promotions around big holiday weekends. Take a look at your local team’s schedule – a deeply discounted ticket or ten-cent hot dog might be available.
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Must-See Festivals

Though summer technically doesn’t begin until June 20, festival season is officially upon us. Why plan for one day of the holiday weekend when you can cover all three with one ticket? From coast to coast, some of the hottest festivals of the year take place during MDW. Festivals are also some of the best values when it comes to live music: the price of a ticket is always less than the combined cost of seeing the artists individually.

BottleRock Festival

Napa Valley, CA
BottleRock features three days of music, food, California sunshine, and – of course – beverages from wine country. Stevie Wonder, Florence & The Machine, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers headline.
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Sasquatch! Music Festival

George, WA
Located in beautiful Washington State and overlooking the Columbia River, Sasquatch! offers much more than good tunes. Grab a camping spot and catch The Cure, A$AP Rocky, Disclosure, and The Alabama Shakes.
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Boston Calling

Boston, MA
Held twice a year in Fall and Spring, this spring will feature the seventh edition of the Boston Calling festival. Sia, Robyn, and Sufjan Stevens headline one of the most affordable music festivals around.
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Hit the Road

Want to get away, but don’t want to travel far? Hop in the car and make a weekend out of one of these hot events.


Billy Joel

New York, NY
The Piano Man has a residency at the World’s Most Famous Arena and holds the record for most performances at MSG – it doesn’t get more New York than that. There’s no better time to see the 67-year-old than a holiday weekend in the Big Apple.
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Adam Sandler with David Spade and Rob Schneider

Uncasville, CT
Three of the biggest names in comedy team up for a casino show that is sure to delight fans both young and old. Get out town for some weekend laughs.
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Paul Simon

Woodinville, WA
Paul Simon performing at a winery outside of Seattle? Sounds like something straight out of a movie.
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The Lumineers

San Diego, CA
One of the biggest folk bands in the country is in the midst of a worldwide tour with multiple California stops during MDW.
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Chicago, IL
There’s no better reason to take a trip to the Windy City than to see Queen Bey perform. Take your pick of Beyonce’s back-to-back Friday and Saturday shows – or double down on both.
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Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis, IN
Those with a need for speed need to look no further than one of racing’s biggest events. An abundance of practice and qualifying rounds can fit every budget.
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Dave Matthews Band

Atlanta, GA
This year’s Dave Matthews Band tour should be just as good as the last 24. Celebrate a quarter-century of DMB this spring and summer.
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Kenny Chesney with Miranda Lambert and Sam Hunt

Louisville, KY
Country music fans: Louisville is the place to be this Memorial Day Weekend. The best part is, the tunes of Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, and Sam Hunt pair well with a distillery tour.
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Sports Fanatics

NBA and NHL Playoffs

Basketball or hockey lover? Both leagues’ postseasons have been some of the best in recent history, and the action only gets better as summer approaches. The playoffs for both usually end in early June.
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NCAA Lacrosse Championships

Philadelphia, PA
Warm weather and quite possibly the least expensive major professional or college championship make for an attractive weekend option in Philly.
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Major League Baseball

Every Major League Baseball team will play this Memorial Day Weekend, with tickets for some teams starting below $20. Nothing says “family outing” like a day at the ballpark – and maybe you’ll even catch a home run.
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Broadway may be the ultimate destination for theater fans, but more and more shows are hitting the road or setting up local performances in other towns.
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