Tickets for the upcoming CMA Awards as well as tickets for the upcoming 2008 Major League Baseball Playoffs are on sale throughout the week...

Tickets for the upcoming CMA Awards as well as tickets for the upcoming 2008 Major League Baseball Playoffs are on sale throughout the week ending September 20 as compiled by TicketNews.

On Friday morning, country fans have a chance to buy tickets to one of country music’s biggest award shows. The CMA Awards, which will include performances by several of country music’s most popular acts, will take place in Nashville on November 12. Also available for country fans on Friday are tickets to the joint concert tour of Alan Jackson and Trace Adkins’s stop in Ontario, Canada. Fans of rap superstar Jay-Z can get tickets to his upcoming concert in Houston beginning Saturday morning, while tickets to catch rockers AC/DC in Ohio are also available that morning.

This week also presents several chances to get tickets to see several of today’s hottest comedians live. Blue Collar Comedy Tour staples Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White each have stand-up performances in the onsales for Friday, as does comic legend Jerry Seinfeld. Chelsea Handler, bestselling author and host of E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” has two stand-up shows, in California in the onsales for Saturday. Rounding out the week’s comedy offerings is political comedian Lewis Black, who has a show in Virginia in the onsales for Saturday as well.

Finally, this week there are several chances to snag tickets to upcoming sporting events. Friday morning has tickets available to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim first round home playoff games, while Saturday has tickets for the Los Angeles Dodgers early home playoff appearances. Saturday’s onsales also boast multiple chances to get tickets to the upcoming 2008 NHL season. Single game tickets are available for the Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Los Angeles Kings.

“Onsales” is a ticketing industry term describing when tickets initially go on sale to the general public. Each week, tickets are released by promoters, venues and others to dozens of events, but the number of tickets available can vary significantly between locations.

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THIS WEEK’S ONSALES

Date Event Venue City State
Monday 2008 Nashville Star Clay County Regional Events Center Spencer IA
Monday Alan Jackson ARCO Arena Sacramento CA
Monday Americom Pro Rodeo Classic Lakeland Center Jenkins Arena Lakeland FL
Monday Andre Rieu Prudential Center Newark NJ
Monday Art Garfunkel Lakeland Center Youkey Theatre Lakeland FL
Monday Backyardigans Live! ASU Gammage Tempe AZ
Monday Cheech & Chong Light Up America Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach NH
Monday Cirque Du Soleil : Saltimbanco Lakeland Center Jenkins Arena Lakeland FL
Monday Cirque Du Soleil : Saltimbanco Ford Center Oklahoma City OK
Monday Comics Come Home 14 Agganis Arena Boston MA
Monday Demetri Martin Pipeline Cafe Honolulu HI
Monday Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Lakeland Center Youkey Theatre Lakeland FL
Monday Elton John GIANT Center Hershey PA
Monday Elton John Wachovia Arena Wilkes-Barre PA
Monday Freestyle Motocross Verizon Wireless Arena – Manchester Manchester NH
Monday Freestyle Motocross Laredo Entertainment Center Laredo TX
Monday Freestyle Motocross Hampton Coliseum Hampton VA
Monday Hairspray Lowell Memorial Auditorium Lowell MA
Monday JAM’N 94.5 Presents Monster Jam ’08 w/Jay-Z TD Garden Boston MA
Monday Jay Leno Ryan Center Kingston RI
Monday Legally Blonde Rochester Aud Theatre Rochester NY
Monday Monster Truck Thunder Slam Lakeland Center Jenkins Arena Lakeland FL
Monday Monster Truck Thunder Slam US Cellular Coliseum Bloomington IL
Monday Nashville Star Clay County Regional Events Center Spencer IA
Monday Neil Young Madison Square Garden New York NY
Monday One Night of Queen Lakeland Center Youkey Theatre Lakeland FL
Monday PBR Bull & Broncs JAMES BROWN ARENA Augusta GA
Monday Phoenix Coyotes JOBING.COM ARENA Glendale AZ
Monday PLAYHOUSE DISNEY LIVE! ON TOUR Philips Arena Atlanta GA
Monday Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Touring) 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore MD
Monday Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Touring) U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati OH
Monday Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Touring) Nationwide Arena Columbus OH
Monday Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Touring) Ej Nutter Center Dayton OH
Monday Rain : the Beatles Experience Milwaukee Theatre Wisconsin Center District Milwaukee WI
Monday Randy Newman Folly Theater Kansas City MO
Monday Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Boom a Ring Houma Terrebonne Civic Center Houma LA
Monday The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Lakeland Center Youkey Theatre Lakeland FL
Monday The Backyardigans Live San Diego Civic Theatre San Diego CA
Monday The Producers, the New Mel Brooks Musical Sovereign Performing Arts Center Reading PA
Monday The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati OH
Monday Tina Turner Verizon Center Washington DC
Monday Tina Turner Philips Arena Atlanta GA
Monday Tina Turner Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills MI
Monday Tina Turner Madison Square Garden New York NY
Monday Tina Turner Air Canada Centre Toronto ON
Monday Tina Turner American Airlines Center Dallas TX
Monday Trans-Siberian Orchestra JOBING.COM ARENA Glendale AZ
Monday Trans-Siberian Orchestra Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul MN
Monday Trans-Siberian Orchestra Sommet Center Nashville TN
Monday Trans-Siberian Orchestra The E-Center of West Valley City West Valley City UT
Monday Washington Wizards Verizon Center Washington DC
Monday World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions BJCC Arena Birmingham AL
Monday World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions Von Braun Center Arena Huntsville AL
Monday World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions Lakeland Center Jenkins Arena Lakeland FL
Tuesday FMX World Tour Toyota Center Kennewick Kennewick WA
Tuesday Katt Williams Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City NJ
Tuesday The Beach Boys Paramount Arts Center Ashland KY
Wednesday An Afternoon with Dwight Starring Rainn Wilson Lisner Auditorium Washington DC
Thursday Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy GIANT Center Hershey PA
Thursday Division Series Home Game 1 Angel Stadium of Anaheim Anaheim CA
Friday 42nd Annual CMA Awards Sommet Center Nashville TN
Friday AC/DC Schottenstein Center Columbus OH
Friday Alan Jackson / Trace Adkins Citizens Business Bank Arena Ontario CA
Friday Andrew Dice Clay Landmark Theatre Syracuse NY
Friday Anita Baker Horseshoe Casino Tunica MS
Friday Australian Pink Floyd Show Jack Singer Concert Hall (Ecpa) Calgary AB
Friday Australian Pink Floyd Show Nokia Theatre At Grand Prairie Grand Prairie TX
Friday Brad Garrett Fox Cities PAC Appleton WI
Friday Christmas with Amy Grant & Vince Gill Lyric Opera House Baltimore MD
Friday Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena Columbus OH
Friday Disney On Ice : Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey Germain Arena Estero FL
Friday Experience Hendrix Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland OR
Friday Frost/Nixon State Theatre Minneapolis MN
Friday Grease Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis MN
Friday HOT 97 & KISS FM Present: Check The Rhyme 2008 IZOD CENTER (formerly Continental Arena) East Rutherford NJ
Friday Idina Menzel The Danforth Music Hall Theatre Toronto ON
Friday Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Marquis Theatre New York NY
Friday Jay-Z House of Blues Houston Houston TX
Friday Jeff Dunham Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville FL
Friday Jeff Dunham Silver Spurs Arena At Osceola Heritage Park Kissimmee FL
Friday Jeff Dunham Verizon Wireless Arena – Manchester Manchester NH
Friday Jeff Dunham GIANT Center Hershey PA
Friday Jerry Seinfeld Progress Energy Center Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Raleigh NC
Friday Jim Brickman Lisner Auditorium Washington DC
Friday Jim Brickman Clowes Memorial Hall Indianapolis IN
Friday Jim Brickman Ovens Auditorium Charlotte NC
Friday Larry the Cable Guy Germain Arena Estero FL
Friday Larry the Cable Guy Greensboro Coliseum Complex Greensboro NC
Friday Lily Tomlin Potawatomi Casino/Northern Lights Theater Milwaukee WI
Friday Maxwell Orpheum Theatre Memphis Memphis TN
Friday Meat Loaf Chevrolet Centre Youngstown OH
Friday Monster Truck Nationals Eastern Kentucky Expo Center Pikeville KY
Friday Montgomery Gentry Wild Bills Duluth GA
Friday Reba & Kelly Clarkson: 2 Worlds 2 Voice Tour 2008. ALLTEL Arena North Little Rock AR
Friday Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland OH
Friday Rock Band Live with Panic at the Disco O’Connell Center Gainesville FL
Friday Ron White San Jose Center for the Performing Arts San Jose CA
Friday The Australian Pink Floyd Show Ovens Auditorium Charlotte NC
Friday The Black Crowes Val Air Ballroom West Des Moines IA
Friday The Black Crowes Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee WI
Friday The Wiggles Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center Tallahassee FL
Friday The Wiggles The Arena At Gwinnett Center Atlanta GA
Friday The Wizard of Oz Warner Theatre Washington DC
Friday Trans-Siberian Orchestra BJCC Arena Birmingham AL
Friday Trans-Siberian Orchestra Don Haskins Center El Paso TX
Friday Trans-Siberian Orchestra Richmond Coliseum Richmond VA
Friday TV On the Radio / the Dirtbombs Ogden Theatre Denver CO
Friday Willie Nelson American Bank Center Arena Corpus Christi TX
Friday Winter Wonder Slam Fabulous Fox Theatre Atlanta Atlanta GA
Friday Winter Wonder Slam Municipal Auditorium Kansas City MO
Saturday AC/DC US Airways Center Phoenix AZ
Saturday AC/DC Verizon Center Washington DC
Saturday AC/DC Conseco Fieldhouse Indianapolis IN
Saturday AC/DC Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul MN
Saturday Anaheim Ducks Honda Center Anaheim CA
Saturday Ani Difranco Hamilton Place Theatre Hamilton ON
Saturday Ani Difranco Queen Elizabeth Theatre Toronto ON
Saturday Atlanta Thrashers Philips Arena Atlanta GA
Saturday  Maxwell Live 08 Tour Majestic Theatre Dallas Dallas TX
Saturday Bob Saget Jack Singer Concert Hall (Ecpa) Calgary AB
Saturday Bob Weir Mizner Park Amphitheater Boca Raton FL
Saturday Chelsea Handler Terrace Theater – Long Beach Convention Center Long Beach CA
Saturday Chelsea Handler Fred Kavli Theatre-Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Thousand Oaks CA
Saturday Cirque Dreams Mystic Lake Casino Hotel Prior Lake MN
Saturday Gov’t Mule House of Blues Anaheim Anaheim CA
Saturday Lewis Black Patriot Center Fairfax VA
Saturday Little Feat House of Blues Sunset Strip Hollywood CA
Saturday Los Angeles Dodgers Division Series Dodger Stadium Los Angeles CA
Saturday Los Angeles Dodgers League Championship Series Dodger Stadium Los Angeles CA
Saturday Los Angeles Kings STAPLES Center Los Angeles CA
Saturday Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul MN
Saturday Montgomery Gentry Hard Rock Live Biloxi MS
Saturday Nashville Predators Sommet Center Nashville TN
Saturday New Jersey Devils Prudential Center Newark NJ
Saturday Nine Inch Nails Mid-America Center Council Bluffs IA
Saturday Nine Inch Nails Sommet Center Nashville TN
Saturday OneRepublic Assembly Hall Champaign IL
Saturday Ottawa Senators Scotiabank Place (formerly the Corel Centre) Kanata ON
Saturday Philadelphia Flyers Wachovia Center Philadelphia PA
Saturday Pittsburgh Penguins Mellon Arena Pittsburgh PA
Saturday Push Play Station 4 Saint Paul MN
Saturday Rufus Wainwright King Center for the Performing Arts Melbourne FL
Saturday San Jose Sharks HP Pavilion At San Jose San Jose CA
Saturday Sesame Street Live : When Elmo Grows Up Freeman Coliseum San Antonio TX
Saturday Sugarland Lafayette Cajundome Lafayette LA
Saturday Tony Orlando Hard Rock Live Biloxi MS
Saturday Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals Air Canada Centre Toronto ON
Saturday Trans-Siberian Orchestra MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas NV
Saturday Trans-Siberian Orchestra MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas NV
Saturday Trans-Siberian Orchestra American Airlines Center Dallas TX
Saturday Travis Tritt Hard Rock Live Biloxi MS
Saturday Vancouver Canucks General Motors Place Vancouver BC
Saturday Vince Gill & Amy Grant DCU Center Worcester MA
Saturday Vince Gill & Amy Grant Verizon Wireless Arena – Manchester Manchester NH
Saturday Widespread Panic The Tabernacle Atlanta GA
Sunday AC/DC ORACLE Arena Oakland CA
Sunday Backyardigans Live! Flint Center Cupertino CA
Sunday Carolina Hurricanes RBC Center Raleigh NC
Sunday Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy IZOD CENTER (formerly Continental Arena) East Rutherford NJ
Sunday Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy Prudential Center Newark NJ
Sunday Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy Nassau Coliseum Uniondale NY
Sunday Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Boom a Ring MassMutual Center Springfield MA
Sunday Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Boom a Ring Stabler Arena Bethlehem PA
Sunday The Backyardigans Live! Flint Center Cupertino CA

By Jean Henegan