Ticketing comes to an end for the Kentucky Derby and NBA first round playoffs during the week ending May 4, as compiled by TicketNews.

This weekend marks the 135th annual running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. Fans can start the festivities early with tickets to the Kentucky Derby Eve party at Barnstable Brown, also in Louisville, or settle into the stands on May 1 for the 135th Kentucky Oaks.

The first round of this season’s NBA Playoffs is coming to a close this weekend with most teams, besides the Lakers and Cavaliers, still vying for a position in the semifinals. The Boston Celtics are still in the mix as they take on the Chicago Bulls at home tonight (April 28) at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, MA, before the two teams face off again on April 30 at the United Center in Chicago, IL. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks take on the Miami Heat on April 29 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, before flying south on May 1 for a game at the American Airline Arena in Miami, FL.

The Clearwater Benefit Concert, celebrating Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday, hits Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 3. The one-off event includes headline performances by Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews Band, as well as Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and more. Proceeds for the event benefit the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, founded in the 1960s by Seeger.

This weekend also brings the Bamboozle Festival to the Meadowlands Complex in East Rutherford, NJ. Fall Out Boy headlines on May 2, and No Doubt takes top billing on May 3. A little further north, Britney Spears closes out her U.S. tour with a May 2-3 stand at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. She takes the stage for her final North American show on May 5 in Montreal, QC.

“Last Chance” information is compiled at the beginning of the week, based on touring acts whose current itineraries are closing over the course of that week. The availability of tickets for Last Chance events depends on primary and secondary seller inventory, and may vary as tickets are sold in the days leading up to each event.


Last Event Date Event
April 28 Chicago Bulls: Round 1 – Home Game 3
April 28 Philadelphia 76ers
April 28 NHL Western Conference Quarterfinals: Vancouver Canucks
April 28 New York Rangers: Round 2 – Home Game 1
April 28 Utah Jazz
April 28 Calgary Flames
April 28 Dallas Mavericks
April 28 Quail Hollow Championship Golf – Tuesday Practice
April 28 Carolina Hurricanes Playoff: Round 2 – Home Game 1
April 28 The AP Tour: 3 Oh! 3
April 28 Die Walkure
April 28 NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Washington Capitals
April 28 J Geils Band
April 28 Philadelphia Flyers
April 28 NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: New Jersey Devils
April 28 Michael W. Smith & Steven Curtis Chapman
April 28 Mariza
April 28 Cold War Kids
April 28 Perpetual Groove
April 28 Joe Buck Yourself
April 28 Mates of State & Black Kids
April 29 NHL Western Conference Quarterfinals: Chicago Blackhawks
April 29 NHL Western Conference Quarterfinals: San Jose Sharks
April 29 NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Boston Bruins
April 29 NHL Western Conference Quarterfinals: Detroit Red Wings
April 29 Quail Hollow Championship Golf – Wednesday Practice
April 29 Sunfest: 311
April 29 Cirque Eloize – Nebbia
April 29 Simply Ballroom
April 29 Denis Leary
April 30 NBA Western Conference First Round Playoffs: Houston Rockets
April 30 Quail Hollow Championship Golf – Thursday Round 1
April 30 Kentucky Derby Breakfast
April 30 New Orleans Jazz Fest
April 30 Sunfest: James Taylor
April 30 Neil Young
April 30 Matt Costa
April 30 Amel Larrieux
April 30 Bloodhound Gang
April 30 Mary Mary
April 30 Tinted Windows
April 30 Fantasy
May 1 NBA Western Conference First Round Playoffs: New Orleans Hornets
May 1 Umphreys McGee
May 1 Quail Hollow Championship Golf – Friday Round 2
May 1 Kentucky Oaks
May 1 King Tut Exhibit – Tutankhamun And The Golden Age Of Pharaohs
May 1 The Hoodwink Festival
May 1 The Bamboozle Festival
May 1 Tommy James & Peter Noone
May 1 Trace Bundy
May 1 The Godz
May 1 Sing It Loud & The Morning Light
May 1 Dangerous New Addiction
May 1 Kentucky Derby Eve Party -Barnstable/Brown
May 1 NASCAR Nationwide Series: Lipton Tea 250
May 1 The Devil Wears Prada
May 1 Gucci Mane & Jim Jones
May 1 Cornell Dupree
May 1 LBC – Sublime Tribute
May 1 Parkway Drive
May 1 Rey Fresco
May 1 Infusoria
May 1 All Star Classic Rock Concert Camel Kids Wrestling Benefit
May 1 Marie-Mai
May 1 Little Ed And The Blues Imperials
May 1 Cheryl Wheeler
May 1 Raphael
May 1 Placido Domingo: From My Latin Soul
May 1 David Cook & Ryan Star
May 1 Killswitch Engage
May 1 Road Recovery Benefit
May 1 Hatebreed
May 1 Starsailor
May 1 Pitbull
May 1 Willy Porter
May 1 Noah And The Whale
May 1 Alvin Ailey American Dance
May 1 R & B Explosion
May 1 Ohio Players
May 1 Ram In Concert
May 1 The Rockabilly Legends
May 1 Nervous But Excited
May 1 Cage The Elephant
May 1 Sinister Urge
May 1 Soul Full Party
May 1 Anything Goes
May 1 Shaman’s Harvest
May 1 Brian Stewart
May 1 Nichole Halleen & The Projects
May 1 Avris & Onyxred
May 1 The Best of Momix
May 1 Daniel Bernard Roumain
May 1 Michael Kaeshammer
May 1 Natalie MacMaster
May 1 Manhattan Comedy Night
May 1 New Pleasures
May 1 The Duprees
May 1 Oj Da Juiceman
May 1 Absent
May 1 Little John
May 1 Pomeroy
May 1 Ambrose
May 1 Cory Morrow & Roger Creager
May 1 High Gloss Black
May 1 The Get Up Kids
May 1 Mr. Greengenes
May 1 Mike Hale
May 1 Who’s Bad
May 2 Detroit Red Wings NHL Playoff: Round 2 – Home Game 2
May 2 NBA Western Conference First Round Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers
May 2 NBA Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs: Boston Celtics
May 2 NBA Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs: Chicago Bulls
May 2 NBA Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs: Orlando Magic
May 2 NBA Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs: Miami Heat
May 2 NBA Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs: Philadelphia 76ers
May 2 NBA Western Conference First Round Playoffs: Dallas Mavericks
May 2 NBA Western Conference First Round Playoffs: Portland Trail Blazers
May 2 NBA Western Conference First Round Playoffs: Utah Jazz
May 2 NBA Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs: Detroit Pistons
May 2 New Orleans Hornets
May 2 Detroit Red Wings: Round 2 – Home Game 2
May 2 San Jose Sharks Playoffs: Round 2 – Home Game 2
May 2 San Antonio Spurs
May 2 Cleveland Cavaliers
May 2 Buffalo Bandits
May 2 Quail Hollow Championship Golf – Saturday Round 3
May 2 Cinco De Mayo
May 2 Bamboozle Festival: Fall Out Boy
May 2 WSJT Smooth Jazz Fest
May 2 Sunfest: David Cook
May 2 Detroit Red Wings Playoff Round 2 Home Game 2 (date May Change)
May 2 The Great Alphabet Adventure
May 2 Acoustic Afternoon Show
May 2 Phantom Gourmet Wine And Food Phest
May 2 Miller Lite Crawfish Boil
May 2 Manny Pacquiao
May 2 Dare 2 Dream Benefit: Talib Kweli
May 2 Third Day
May 2 Office & Loyal Divide
May 2 Kentucky Derby
May 2 Darren Styles
May 2 Santa Cruz Roman Catholic Repair Fund
May 2 The Betrayal
May 2 Tesla
May 2 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Crown Royal Presents The Your Name Here 400
May 2 AMA Supercross
May 2 Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
May 2 The Black Lips
May 2 Fear Of Drowning
May 2 Amanda Overmyer
May 2 Hollywood Undead
May 2 Ou812- Dazed & Confused & Dust ‘n Bones
May 2 Mae, Barcelona, Personl, Tokyo
May 2 Coronation of Poppea
May 2 Mike Super Magic & Illusion
May 2 The Greencards
May 2 Amon Amarth
May 2 Powder
May 2 Split Lip/Chamberlain
May 2 Orchestra New England
May 2 Jesus Christ Superstar
May 2 Bill Engvall & Frank Caliendo
May 2 Peter Bjorn & John
May 2 Adam Ferrara
May 2 Kenny Loggins
May 2 Los Temerarios
May 2 Jagjit Singh
May 2 Sho’ Nuff Gospel Music
May 2 Uc Irvine Symphony Orchestra
May 2 Brazilian Voices Night & Dinner
May 2 De Repertory Dance Company Annual Dance Event
May 2 Cash’d Out
May 2 Ruined
May 2 Ballet Preljocaj
May 2 Crack The Sky
May 2 Seldom Scene
May 2 Monique & Adele Givins
May 2 Josh White Jr.
May 2 Yann Tiersen
May 2 The 3rd Jam Part II
May 2 Calexico
May 2 Maia Sharp
May 2 The Gourds
May 2 Kyle Jennings
May 2 The Cult
May 2 Unknown Hinson
May 2 The Indobox, M J Project, The Water And Soihadto
May 2 Nektar
May 2 Peelander Z
May 2 The Tempations
May 2 Richard Buckner
May 2 Dave Koz, Joe Sample And Randy Crawford
May 2 Va International Tattoo
May 2 Joe Stickley’s Blueprint & The Hipnecks
May 2 Antonello Venditti
May 2 Aaron Neville
May 2 Young Jeezy
May 2 Buraka Som Sistema
May 2 The Nadas
May 2 Katchafire
May 2 Willy Porter & His Band
May 2 Keegan Smith & The Fam
May 2 Broken Bottles- Reno Divorce
May 2 Company Of Thieves
May 2 Band of Brotherz
May 2 Dallas Purple Party
May 2 Jazz Meets Hip Hop
May 2 Shpongle
May 2 Left Alone
May 2 Black Taxi
May 2 Chuchito Valdes
May 2 Race The Ghost
May 2 El Ten Eleven
May 3 NBA Western Conference First Round Playoffs: Denver Nuggets
May 3 NBA Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs: Atlanta Hawks
May 3 Boston Bruins Round 2 Home Game 2
May 3 NBA Western Conference First Round Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs
May 3 NBA Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers
May 3 Chicago Blackhawks
May 3 San Jose Sharks
May 3 Houston Rockets
May 3 Detroit Red Wings
May 3 New Jersey Devils
May 3 Quail Hollow Championship Golf – Sunday Round 4
May 3 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 3 Chicago Bulls @ Boston Celtics
May 3 Bamboozle Festival: No Doubt
May 3 Sunfest: The Steve Miller Band
May 3 Anaheim Ducks Playoff Round 2 Home Game 1
May 3 Chicago Blackhawks Playoff Round 2 Home Game 2
May 3 Le Grande Cirque
May 3 Proof
May 3 Disney On Ice: A Disneyland Adventure
May 3 Charles Aznavour
May 3 New York City Ballet: Coppelia
May 3 Tyler Perrys The Marriage Counselor
May 3 Peter Richard Conte
May 3 Festival Chorus
May 3 Jazz-o-matic
May 3 Doo Wop Hall Of Fame
May 3 The Clearwater Benefit Concert: Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday – Bruce Springsteen & Dave Matthews
May 3 Josh Kelley
May 3 Mantis Music Showcase
May 3 Michael Knight
May 3 Gun Click
May 3 Ximena Sarinana
May 3 Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor
May 3 Extraordinary Ladies & Gentlemen Cotillion
May 3 Saint Diablo
May 3 Sonny Rollins
May 3 Vetiver
May 3 Zapp & Whodini
May 3 Eric Bibb
May 3 Irvine Chinese Chorus – The Journey
May 3 Jerry Blavat
May 3 Bob Marley Comedian
May 3 Robin Williams: Weapons of Self-Destruction
May 3 Chris Cornell
May 3 Dark Was The Night
May 3 Fire And Rain: The Music of James Taylor – Dave Binder
May 3 The Kennedy Center Spring Gala
May 3 Natiruts
May 3 Branford Marsalis
May 3 Maria Taylor
May 3 Eddie And The Hot Rods
May 3 DJ Little Louie Vega & DJ Ron Trent
May 4 Paganfest Amerika Part II
May 4 Mickey Avalon & Shwayze
May 4 Gliss & The Takeover Uk
May 4 kd Lang
May 4 Ricardo Iznaola
May 4 Chuck Loeb- Brian Bromberg- & Dave Weckl
May 4 Isabella Rossellini
May 4 7th Annual Gala Concert
May 4 Rita Dove
May 4 Bloc Party
May 4 Sevendust
May 4 Pat McGee
May 4 Bob Log 111
May 4 Nightmare Of You