Tropical rock icon Jimmy Buffett climbed two positions to attain the title of Overall Top Event for the week ending March 16, in TicketNews’s exclusive ranking. Buffett will be one singer in paradise this week as he and the Coral Reefers gear up for their “Year of Still Here Tour,” which will kick off on April 21 in Woodlands, Texas. Falling a position to second place on the Top Events Chart this week was the ever-popular musical, Wicked, whose lengthy run in first place has finally come to an end.
Filling out the top, after climbing up two positions from last week, was the Broadway smash Jersey Boys. Frankie Valli and the Boys will surely be singing “Let’s Hang On!” as they have achieved their highest rank in over a month this week. Other Top Events include the New York Yankees, who fell from second to fourth place this week; Eric Clapton, who climbed from the ninth to the fifth position; and Kenny Chesney, who held fast in sixth place.
Baseball remains America’s favorite pastime in the Top Sports Events category. The New York Yankees hold fast in first place and the Boston Red Sox remain right behind them in second. Also maintaining their position from last week are the third-ranked Los Angeles Lakers, who, despite falling to the Houston Rockets 92-104 in Sunday’s game, managed to top them by three positions on the chart. Finishing up the top ranked sporting events this week was the NASCAR Samsung 500, which sprinted up the list from seventh place to fourth.
Still on the marquee in the theatre district this week are Wicked, Jersey Boys, Lion King, and Little Mermaid, which maintain the top four positions on the Top 10 Theatre Events List. Young Frankenstein also managed to muscle up two positions this week, as the monster of a musical finished in fifth place. On Broadway, Wicked and Jersey Boys remain in the first two spots, while Disney’s surf and turf musical combination (Lion King and Little Mermaid) swapped positions. Lion King climbed a spot to third place on the Top Broadway Events List this week, while Little Mermaid fell a place to fourth.
On the Top Concert Events List, Jimmy Buffett remains in first place and Eric Clapton climbs three positions to come in second. Kenny Chesney holds his ground on this chart as well, as he remains in the third place position from last week. Alicia Keys finally cracks into the top ten with her debut in fourth place this week, and James Taylor falls down three positions to fifth place.
Sin City also experienced some upset this week, as Cher surpassed Bette Midler for the first place position on the Top Las Vegas Shows list. Cirque du Soleil: “O” outsold Elton John: The Red Piano, and pushed the Rocket Man down to fourth place. Rounding out the Top Las Vegas Shows were Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE and Blue Man Group, which maintained their fifth and sixth place positions from last week.