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Today’s events for Sunday, Aug. 14

Today's events for Sunday, Aug. 14

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The Holy Rosary Catholic Church Festival wraps up today on the church grounds, 2224 45th St. Live music today features Willie Sturba (1 to 2:30 p.m.), The Chevelles (3 to 5:30 p.m.) and Good Vibez (6 to 9:30 p.m.). The festival is open noon to 10 p.m. All the festival food favorites are back, too, including fried dough.

The Sweet Corn Festival is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Jerry Smith Farm, 7150 18th St. in Somers. The festival features local food trucks, live music and craft vendors — in addition to all that sweet corn. Admission is free.

Prost! The Biergarten in Petrifying Springs County Park is open seven days, serving up cold beverages and warm pretzels. For more details, check the Biergarten’s Facebook page.

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The Racine Concert Band’s final outdoor free summer concert of this season is 7 tonight at the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St. The program features guest vocalist Darlene Kelsey and flute soloist Beth Kapralian. The zoo’s gates at Walton Avenue and Augusta Street open at 6:30 p.m. for free admission to the concert. A courtesy cart, for audience members who need assistance in getting to the concert site, is available before and after the concert.

The Wisconsin State Fair wraps up today at State Fair Park, 7722 West Greenfield Ave. in West Allis. Free entertainment includes daily free shows by the Kids From Wisconsin and the always popular racing pigs! Did we mention the cream puffs yet? The fair is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more details, go to

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Spotify Gets Into Concert Ticket Sales, But Only Presale Events to Start

Spotify Gets Into Concert Ticket Sales, But Only Presale Events to Start

From music streamer to ticket agent: Spotify is expanding its reach with a new site for selling concert tickets directly to fans.

The test, dubbed Spotify Tickets(Opens in a new window), offers presale passes for a handful of artists—starting with Limbeck, Annie DiRusso, Dirty Honey, Crows, TOKiMONSTA, Four Year Strong, and Osees.

Log into your Spotify account and click an event for more information, like doors and show times, headliner and supporting acts, age restrictions, venue address, and ticket prices (including any booking fees, which are disclosed during checkout). Once the presale ends, Spotify refers users to a partner site where they can buy general admission tickets.

Spotify has already teamed up with Ticketmaster, AXS, DICE, Eventbrite, See Tickets, and others for its Live Events Feed, which promotes concerts to users via their in-app feed and direct messages. The company also rewards artists’ biggest fans by emailing info(Opens in a new window) about presale tickets and exclusive merch. But, until now, Spotify has never stocked actual tickets.

According to the site’s legal page(Opens in a new window), Spotify sells passes “on behalf of third parties” (venues, event promoters, fan clubs, artists), and does not set prices, but it will charge customers a booking fee.

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Spotify Tickets is thus far focused on presales rather than primary ticketing. Spotify did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but tells The Verge(Opens in a new window) that the company “routinely test[s] new products and ideas to improve our user experience, [and] is our latest test. We have no further news to share on future plans at this time.”

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The Lumineers BRIGHTSIDE World Tour 2022 has announced North American dates.  With a stop in SASKATOON.  Special guests will include Gregory Alan Isakov and Daniel Rodriguez.  the BRIGHTSIDE World Tour celebrates the recent arrival of the Lumineers’ eagerly anticipated new album, BRIGHTSIDE, available now via Dualtone in the U.S. & Canada and Decca Records for the rest of the world.  The 2x GRAMMY Award-nominated band’s fourth studio album, BRIGHTSIDE includes such new favorites as “A.M. RADIO,” “BIG SHOT”, “WHERE WE ARE”, and the chart-topping first single and title track, “BRIGHTSIDE”, all joined by official music videos streaming now at YouTube.  “BRIGHTSIDE” recently made history by ascending to #1 on Billboard’s “Alternative National Airplay” and “Adult Alternative Airplay” charts – the band’s sixth time atop the latter ranking in less than 10 years.  The Lumineers now boast the most #1 singles among all acts on that chart in the span since achieving their first AAA chart-topper in 2012.


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Tourism Malaysia senior director: Music concert events gateway to revive Malaysian tourism industry

Tourism Malaysia senior director: Music concert events gateway to revive Malaysian tourism industry
South Indian singer and music composer Anirudh Ravichander speaks during a press conference during the launch of his concert trailer at the JW Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya July 19, 2022. — Picture by Devan Manuel

South Indian singer and music composer Anirudh Ravichander speaks during a press conference during the launch of his concert trailer at the JW Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya July 19, 2022. — Picture by Devan Manuel

Sunday, 24 Jul 2022 5:17 PM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — Music tourism has now become a massive phenomenon around the world and Malaysia is slowly resuming this tourism product to revive the industry as the country moves to the endemic phase.

Downtown of Kuala Lumpur is the hub for many international music concerts this year especially from India, which include famous South Indian singer and music composer Anirudh Ravichander; Tamil music’s prolific singer, songwriter and composer Yuvanshankar Raja; Indian playback singer Sid Sriram and the sensational singer Pradeep Rangaswamy Kumar.

Tourism Malaysia senior director (Strategic Planning Division) Syed Yahya Othman said entertainment especially concerts are among the elements to promote Malaysia’s tourism after two years hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic since 2020.

“Thus, Tourism Malaysia is supporting all concerts, local and foreign, being held here because the artistes will bring along their followers to Malaysia. So far we have four artistes from India.

“For example, for the upcoming ‘Anirudh’s Once Upon A Time’ music tour, on Sept 17 itself, we will receive three to four charter flights from India and Singapore. We have received concert applications from Indonesian and Korean artistes too,” he told Bernama recently.

Anirudh’s concert will be the first ‘glow in the dark’ concert ever done by an Indian artiste in Malaysia where all attendees will be given programmable LED wristbands designed to create a stunning light show during the event to further enhance the concert experience.

Anirudh said the concert to be held at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil has been themed such, taking inspiration from British rock band Coldplay’s previous performances.

“It is not very viable for Indian concerts but I want to give the Tamil music scene a try and my thanks to Tourism Malaysia and MC Entertainment for helping to make it happen now,” the 31-year-old music composer said.

Meanwhile, the organiser for ‘Naan Pradeep Kumar’ concert, Aakar Foundation’s Trustee Mathavan Muniandy, said around 6,000 tickets were sold for the two-day concert on July 23 and 24 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Plenary Hall.

He said the response to the concert by the 36-year-old singer had been overwhelming which pushed the organiser to extend the concert for another day as initially it was planned to be a one-day show.

“This concert is to revive the local tourism and also to provide opportunities to people in the local entertainment sector to bounce back after pandemic. Thanks to Tourism Malaysia for supporting, “ he added.

Pradeep’s first step into singing was through the 2010 Tamil movie ‘Enthiran’ in which he sang the tunes of the soundtrack composed by A R Rahman. He also collaborated with music composer Santhosh Narayaan in the movies Attakathi and Pizza in 2013.

On the other hand, Yuvanshankar Raja, the younger son of musician Ilaiyaraaja was delighted with the response to the two-day concert held last weekend (July 16 and 17) at the Axiata Arena and thanked all Malaysian fans.

“I was overwhelmed. #Yuvan25 KL will forever be special.Thank you for the love. You guys are awesome! I love you all,” the composer tweeted in acknowledging the warm response he received from fans during the concert.

It was reported that tickets for veteran Indonesian rock band Dewa concert, which will be held on Sept 9 and 10 at Axiata Arena were also sold out within an hour of release, while Sid Sriram Live in KL 2022 ‘s tickets were sold out for the first day (Aug 20) and after the organiser pushed for a second show (Aug 21) that too was a sell-out.

Tamil veteran music director who has composed over 8,500 songs, Maestro Ilaiyaraaja; Academy Award winning singer AR Rahman and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan are also scheduled to perform in Malaysia this year. — Bernama

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Event: Miami Summer Concert Series

Event: Miami Summer Concert Series

July 9 Evelyn Morgan

Please come out to enjoy our first ever Summer Concert Series in Miami, in our new Pavilion in the Park! We will be featuring different performers every Saturday evening in July and August. Experience a mix of local performers and other Manitoba artists. We have multiple genres, musicians of all ages, and an evening especially for Children at the end of July featuring Juno nominated Childrens performers followed by a movie !

All concerts will start at 7:30 PM. You will need to bring a lawn chair and we hope you won’t need an umbrella ! Admission is by donation, with all proceeds from this summer’s events to go towards a patio and seating for our new Pavilion !

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Spotify revamps in-app concert discovery with new Live Events Feed – TechCrunch

Spotify revamps in-app concert discovery with new Live Events Feed – TechCrunch

Spotify is introducing a new feature that will allow users to better discover nearby events and concerts. The streaming service today announced it’s replacing its in-app Concert Hub with a new Live Events Feed that will allow you to find favorite artists’ events in your area in a way that’s personalized to your own interests.

The update is only the first step towards a reimagined strategy around live events, Spotify says. The company notes it’s aiming to further integrate event discovery into the app in the future, which could see in introducing new search tools, playlist formats, and other integrations into the app that will make event discovery an even larger part of the overall Spotify listening experience.

The company has been invested in concert discovery features for many years, as it first introduced a concert discovery feature back in 2015. Though Spotify doesn’t sell event tickets directly, it’s able to leverage its listening data and knowledge of a user’s location to suggest concerts to fans who may be interested in attending.

The new Live Events Feed continues to be powered by Spotify’s existing ticketing partnerships, which had earlier fed listings into the Concert Hub. The company works with Ticketmaster, AXS, DICE, Eventbrite, See Tickets, and others to help source the event listings and direct users to purchase their tickets.

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But this system wasn’t working as well as it should have been, it seems. In an interview published to the corporate blog, Spotify’s Product Manager for Live Events Discovery Sam Sheridan, admitted that music fans would engage with artists on its platform but would leave the Spotify app when they wanted to buy tickets or follow the artists on social media in order to get event updates. That indicates Spotify’s product wasn’t doing enough to retain the users interested in live events from using its own app to make their ticket purchases.

Though Spotify doesn’t disclose the details of its partnership agreements, this impacted its bottom line as Spotify earns affiliate commissions on the sale of tickets initiated in the app.

The updated Live Events Feed looks a bit different from the Concert Hub, the company notes. It now includes artist imagery, instead of just the calendar icon that showed the date and show information, as before. When you tap into a particular show, you can also see the concert lineup along with other event details, a link to purchase tickets, and other music recommendations. Spotify says it’s also introduced a new messaging tool, which will alert fans to personalized recommendations about live events based on their listening habits. Fans can control this experience by setting their notification preferences.

In addition, when users are streaming an artist in the Spotify app who has a show coming up, this information will now be displayed in the app while listening. This will help to surface live events even to those who don’t visit the Live Events Feed itself.

The company had to shift its live events strategy during the pandemic when it shifted focus to virtual events instead. But Spotify now believes the time is right to refocus on live concerts and events, as listeners are now excited to see their favorite artists perform live again.

“Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that fans are aware of all of the upcoming events by the creators they love and creators they may come to love,” said René Volker, Senior Director of Live Events, in the announcement. “We believe if we get that right, then we can get more fans to more shows and help artists and venues have better-filled rooms. We’d love to be a part of helping the live music industry recover and, even more importantly to us, helping to grow it in the years to come.”

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Week-long Concert Event Announced For September

Week-long Concert Event Announced For September

Walk Off the Earth with guests MonoWhales – Monday September 19, 2022

Kim Mitchell and 54:40 with special guests – Tuesday September 20, 2022

Paul Brandt with guest Owen Barney – Wednesday September 21, 2022

Marianas Trench and The Trews with special guests – Thursday September 22, 2022

Burton Cummings – Friday September 23, 2022

Mocha Shriners of Shriners International are pleased to announce the Concert Series. Presented by F7 Entertainment Group Inc., the Concert Series is a five-day extravaganza of music that is sure to cater to all tastes. The City of Sault Ste. Marie and the Sault Shrine Club are proud to host Mocha for its Fall Ceremonial, which will include the Concert Series, a parade, and a week of fun and fellowship. The GFL Memorial Gardens will be the venue for the five concerts.

This weeklong event has been 3 years in the making. Mocha, F7, the City of Sault Ste. Marie and the Sault Shrine Club are excited to finally make this event happen.

Many delegates from Shrine Centres across Canada and North America are expected to be in attendance. Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth, with two hundred chapters in several countries and thousands of clubs around the world.

All concerts are on sale beginning Wednesday June 22, 10:00am. Purchase online at or in person at the GFL memorial Gardens Box Office (Mon – Fri 10:00am to 4:00pm or by phone 705-759-5251).
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Songs for Nature Showcase Concert Featuring Megan Nash – June 25th – GlobalNews Events

Songs for Nature Showcase Concert Featuring Megan Nash – June 25th - GlobalNews Events

The Songs for Nature (S4N) team is hosting a showcase concert, to celebrate the fun times they’ve had at Last Mountain Lake and the LML National Wildlife Area (NWA). The show features Juno-nominated Megan Nash. The concert will feature special guests and ten S4N alumni, all playing songs inspired by nature and camp experiences. The performers include: – Megan Nash – Ellen Sagh – Alyssa Woolhether – Corey Bryson – Tom Kennedy – Wanda Gronhovd – William John Stewart – Rhonda Gallant-Morari – Rebecca Lascue – Roberta Miranda – Shelley Neumier Bring your own chair!