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(March 21, 2013)
Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 21, 2013
The band has toured every summer for the last 20 years, only taking one summer off during 2011. Fans have come to expect the annual summer concerts, and they will not be disappointed this year when the entertainers take to the road yet again. Each concert contains improvisational renditions of the band's music with special effects such as lighting and video. SuperbTicketsOnline.com will feature a varied selection of tickets in the online inventory when seats go on sale on March 22.
The upcoming road trip will take the rock group to more than 30 destinations, among them being Quincy, Washington; New Orleans, Louisiana; Austin, Texas; Saratoga Springs, New York; Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Mansfield, Massachusetts; Noblesville, Indiana; Camden, New Jersey; Elkhorn, Wisconsin; Hershey, Pennsylvania; West Palm Beach, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Commerce City, Colorado; and Stateline, Nevada. On May 28, the band will also travel to the Canadian city of Toronto for a performance at Molson Amphitheatre.
Fans are eager to obtain Dave Matthews Band tickets for this year's summer tour, and the big day when tickets will become available to the general public is March 22. Diehard rock music aficionados had better act quickly in making their purchases if they want to be assured of acquiring the seats they desire for a show in their area. The entertainers have developed a large following of dedicated fans who are enthusiastic to attend their summer concerts. In some cases, avid concertgoers may obtain tickets every year for the annual summer tour, knowing that they will always be treated to a fantastic show containing special effects and a number of successful and memorable hits from the group's eight released studio albums.
Since the popular artists have toured extensively and performed in many shows, they have compiled 18 albums of their live performances. They allow audiences to make their own recordings of live events as long as those recordings are streamed and traded among fans and not used for profit. Rock music enthusiasts enjoy the talent of DMB in a variety of different ways, and the upcoming summer tour provides yet another opportunity for great rock music to take place and be shared among the group's many followers.
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Each year, tens of thousands of tourists visit Blowing Rock. And whether they are here for the horse show, to drive along the Parkway, or take a hike in the woods, they all seem to spend some time downtown on Main Street.
"We love getting citizens involved in nominating and voting for their 'People's Choice,'" Pearce said.
This unique aspect of the village was honored last week when Blowing Rock's Main Street was named one of five "Great Main Streets" of North Carolina by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association.
The award was part of this year's Great Places in North Carolina Awards.
"This is the second year that we have celebrated great places throughout the state with these awards," said Kate Pearce, co-chairwoman of the Great Places Initiative.
"It's modeled after the American Planning Association's national program. This year we added a "Great Neighborhoods for Kids" award and we will probably add another new award next year. It's a way of celebrating great places in the state and exposing the role of city planning, whether it be an organic process or professional planning," she said.
In recognizing Blowing Rock's Main Street, the judges said, "Main Street is the hearty of this picturesque town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The street is an energetic place with a mix of unique shops, galleries, independent restaurants, and the lovingly-maintained Memorial Park. While Blowing Rock is a tourist destination, locals feel a sense of community, thanks to Main Street."
"I was surprised by the award," said Blowing Rock Town Planner Kevin Rothrock. "But then we got word in February that we were a finalist."
Rothrock said the original application for the award was filed by the Town and the Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority. Blowing Rock's Main Street was one of five winners selected from 20 finalists.
The other four downtown areas to receive recognition as a 2013 "Great Main Street" were Raleigh's Fayetteville Street, Davidson's Main Street, Fayetteville's Hay Street and Elkin's Main Street.
The Great Places in North Carolina also included People's Choice Awards in two categories. The People's Choice for "Great Main Street" was Concord's Union Street and the People's Choice for "Great Neighborhood for Kids" was Clayton's Riverwood neighborhood.
The People's Choice Awards were based on 2,216 online votes in the two categories.
"We love getting citizens involved in nominating and voting for their 'People's Choice,'" Pearce said.
"We know that people are an integral element in what makes a great main street or a great neighborhood for kids."
The expert panel that selected these places named as "Great Main Streets" included: George Chapman, former planning director, City of Raleigh; Ed Johnson, Safe Routes to School coordinator, NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation; Ben Hitchings, planning director for the town of Morrisville and APA-NC president; Elizabeth Hudson, editor, Our State magazine; Rodger Lentz, planning director for the City of Wilson and member of the board of directors of the American Planning Association; David W. Owens, Gladys Hall Coates professor of public law and government, UNC School of Government; Beth Poovey, registered landscape architect, LandDesign; and Mary Joan Pugh, chief of staff, North Carolina Zoo.
"All of these 'Great Main Streets' are vibrant town centers that help build community," said Ben Hitchings, president of APA-NC. "Through this program, we celebrate some of the great places in our state and the local partnerships that have made these streets a focal point for community life."
"As planners, we know the importance of public-private partnerships in ensuring great communities," said Emily Beddingfield, co-chairwoman of the initiative. "We want to recognize the great places in our beautiful state and the teams of people who worked together to create places that people love and cherish."
"Part of our goal is to get people in North Carolina thinking about what makes a great place," Pearce said. "It's not just the shops and where you buy your coffee. It's the volunteers who work on town beautification days and the city planners who try to make it work as a cohesive whole."
A ceremony will be held in each community this spring to recognize local planning efforts. All of the communities will be featured on http://www.greatplacesnc.org.
As April is the Smithsonian Institution’s Jazz Appreciation Month, we’ve noted several opportunities to get your musical mojo working. But sports enthusiasts can get a workout, too, with fun runs in Minnesota, marathons in London and Vienna and a bike tour of New Zealand.
Through June 9: “Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe,” Princeton, N.J.; 609-258-3788; artmuseum.princeton.edu. Portraits of mysterious travelers, 1480-1610, at Princeton University Art Museum.
April 3-Oct. 27: Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario; 800-511-SHAW; shawfest.com. Stage-stoppers, from Shaw’s “Major Barbara” to Stoppard’s “Arcadia.”
April 5-13: Cully Jazz Festival, Cully, Switzerland; 212-757-5944; cullyjazz.ch. Myriad themes, including “Viva Cuba,” “Turkish Vibes” and “Women in Jazz.”
April 11: Opening of Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen; 212-885-9700; visitcopenhagen.com/see-and-do/tivoli-gardens/382. The sky’s the limit with new rides at “world’s second-oldest amusement park.”
April 14: Vienna Marathon, 212-575-7723; http://www.vienna-marathon.com. 30th annual long-distance runners’ waltz.
April 17-21: Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Panama City Beach, Fla.; 800-595-4849; seabreezejazzfestival.com. Average White Band and Tower of Power anchor a fleet of performers at Pier Park.
April 17-May 5: Silver Dollar City World-Fest, Branson, Mo.; 800-475-9370; silverdollarcity.com. International sounds, with the likes of Dearbhail Finnegan and Ecuador Manta.
April 20-21: California Poppy Festival, Lancaster, Calif.; poppyfestival.com. Spring hop salutes the state flower.
April 20, 27: Gorilla Fun Run and Mankato Zombie Run, Mankato, Minn.; 800-657-4733; visitgreatermankato.com/wellnessevents.php. One silly Saturday jog after another.
April 20-27: Tour of New Zealand, nationwide; 310-395-7480; tourofnewzealand.co.nz. Bicyclists cover the two islands, starting up north or down south.
April 20-27: Historic Garden Week in Virginia, statewide, vagardenweek.org. 80th running of “America’s Largest Open House.”
April 21: London Marathon, virginlondonmarathon.com. 45,000 make the run from Greenwich Park to Buckingham Palace.
April 21-25: Ura Yakchoe, Ura Lhakhang, Bhutan, tourism.gov.bt/what-to-do. Residents dress up for Buddhist rite of spring.
April 25-27: Reno Jazz Festival; 800-233-8928; unr.edu/rjf. Renowned professionals and talented students exchange “wows.”
April 25-May 5: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto, hotdocs.ca. Fact trumps fiction during 180 screenings.
April 26-28: Panoply Arts Festival, Huntsville, Ala.; 256-519-2787; panoply.org. Rocket City takes off with dance, theater, music and art.
April 26-28: Gallery Weekend Berlin; 212-661-7200; http://www.gallery-weekend-berlin.de. 51 contemporary art galleries open their doors.
April 26-28: Fishermen’s Festival, Boothbay Harbor, Maine; 207-633-2353; boothbayharbor.com. Main Street reels in a lobster-crate race and codfish relay.
April 26-27: North Carolina Pickle Festival, Mount Olive; 919-658-3113; ncpicklefest.org. A condimental weekend with a pickle poetry contest and the Tour de Pickle bike race.
Dates may change; always confirm.