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8 Summer 2018 Concerts You Can’t Miss

Summer Concert Tickets at TicketsatWork

Summertime is great for fun in the sun with family and friends.  It’s also a perfect time of year to enjoy live music.

At TicketsatWork, you can select from a line-up of more than 100 artists and bands for concert tickets. From hard rock, indie alternative and blues, to Latin, classical, jazz and family-friendly, we have all the best music artists on tour across the U.S.

Crank it up this summer with 8 of the best concerts to see now!

Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars displays an eclectic mix of pop, R&B and soul – set to get you up on your feet! The global superstar begins to perform and you are immediately up out of your seat. Currently blazing around the globe on his 24K Magic World Tour, this is a show that has summertime fun written all over it. The singer-dancer, who swept the top prizes at the 2018 Grammy Awards, has performed everywhere from the Super Bowl to the Grammys. Get tickets here to see Bruno Mars

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill: Soul2Soul The World Tour
Following 80 sold-out shows across the country, Grammy Award-winning superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are no slowing down. The incomparable duo extend their hit tour Soul2Soul with 25+ new dates in 2018. Get tickets here to see Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Billy Joel
Billy Joel is awesome. That’s a fact. His music fits perfectly with any summer soundtrack. A Billy Joel concert is non-stop energy and lots of fun. And the songs! He has hit tunes for miles. The Piano Man is one of the best-selling musicians of all time and has the accolades to prove it, including six Grammy Awards and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

From “Big Shot,” “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” and “Allentown,” to “New York State of Mind, “My Life” and “She’s Always A Woman,” Joel delivers all the big hits on this tour. Get tickets here to see Billy Joel

Chris Stapleton
Chris Stapleton is a country music superstar who is well-deserving of all the accolades bestowed on him these past few years. The singer-songwriter mixes classic country and bluegrass with a little bit of rock and roll, creating an enchanting new style of southern music. His soulful voice draws comparisons to everyone from Otis Redding to Merle Haggard. Don’t miss the chance to see this Grammy Award-winning artist on his latest tour. Get tickets here to see Chris Stapleton

Luke Bryan
Country music mega-star Luke Bryan is back on the road, taking his What Makes You Country XL stadium tour across America. Bryan, known for such hits as “Country Girl, Shake It For Me,” “Drink a Beer,” “Crash My Party” and “Play it Again,” named this latest tour after his current album, which debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts. Bryan’s live shows are as hot as his songs – don’t miss Luke Bryan on tour this summer. Get tickets here to see Luke Bryan

Ed Sheeran
Insanely popular singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is in the midst of his Divide Tour, which follows the release of his record-breaking, third studio album Divide. Sheeran continues his rise as one of the world’s most successful and talented musical talents, selling-out stadiums across the globe, and cranking out hit song after hit song. Get tickets here to see Ed Sheeran

Drake
Drake is a definite must-see on his own as one of the most popular rappers to date, but this summer he’s on tour with Atlanta trio Migos. Together they hit the road for an epic tour, made for hip-hop lovers nationwide. Bring your best dance moves to a stadium near you. Get tickets here to see Drake with Migos

Elton John
Still rockin’ after all these years, Elton John is the definition of a living legend. The global superstar has been showered in awards – Grammy, Golden Globe, Tony and many more – and is as famous for his beloved ballads as for his dazzling shows and splashy costumes. Don’t miss the chance to sing along to the one and only Elton, who performs all his classic hits, from “Tiny Dancer” to “Rocket Man.” He’s not going to tour forever, so if an Elton John concert is on your bucket list, now is the time to see this music icon in person. Get tickets here to see Elton John

There’s more – lots more! TicketsatWork has 100+ artists and bands for concert tickets at incredible rates. Get out there this summer and enjoy live music with family and friends.

By Jeff Hyatt

Top 10 Takeaways from the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference

Top 10 Takeaways from SHRM 2018 in Chicago - TicketsatWork.com

Another year, another success! The 2018 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition wrapped up last month, and I’m now looking back and processing all the amazing learnings and networking. Here are my Top 10 Takeaways from this year’s conference in Chicago:

  1. Sheryl Sandberg: Sheryl impressed the general session crowd with a call to action for all HR professionals to identify the biases that negatively impact women, particularly women of color. She shared personal stories and described her current experience as the COO of Facebook, while highlighting the importance of paid maternity and bereavement leave.
  2. SHRM Book Store: If you didn’t collect your fill from vendors in the exposition hall, the SHRM Book Store had plenty of HR books and merchandise for you to bring home or into your office. I was pleasantly surprised with the collection of learning resources available that went beyond the typical “HR how-to” books.
  3. Chicago Deep Dish Pizza: I grew up in Upstate New York and my small town even has a “Little Italy” neighborhood. I share that because my friends may disown me if they ever heard me say this, but Chicago-style deep dish pizza is the real deal! I won’t go as far as to say that it’s better than New York pizza but it was a delicious treat throughout the conference.
  4. Jeb Bush: The 43rd Governor of the State of Florida started the conference off on Father’s Day with a loving tribute to his own father, former President George H. W. Bush. He also advocated for the reform of immigration, incarceration and education as possible solutions to the growing skills and talent gap.
  5. Adam Grant: If you haven’t already read some of Adam’s impressive work, check it out. He is a professor at The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania (ever heard of it?) and his general session was filled with humor and an important message that focused on the dangers of allowing your organization to become a “cultural museum.” He encouraged all 17,000-plus HR practitioner attendees to “hire, reward and promote cultural contributors: the misfits, original thinkers and disagreeable givers who stretch and enrich the culture.”
  6. The Givitas Platform: During Adam Grant’s session, all attendees were made aware of a free resource offered by him and his team. Be sure to sign up for Givitas – https://www.givitas.com/shrm18 – a platform for attendees to stay connected, ask questions and share their perspective to help others within the platform.
  7. Pentatonix: Overhead on the shuttle bus on my way to the Pentatonix concert on Tuesday night, “Pentatonix is like Pitch Perfect, but in real life.” I must say, they weren’t that far off. The show was wildly entertaining and had most of the audience singing along with these acapella all-stars.
  8. Dave and Jerry: In partnership with Universal Orlando Resort™, the TicketsatWork booth invited conference-goers to meet and greet with Dave and Jerry, the lovable minions from Despicable Me. Attendees were also given the opportunity to learn more about the corporate benefits program, which offers employees exclusive discounts and special offers to travel and entertainment, including theme parks, Broadway shows, tours and attractions, special events, hotels, movie tickets and more.
  9. Connections: In between all of the learning sessions, one of the major highlights of the SHRM Annual Conference has always been the promise of deep and meaningful connections with other HR professionals. This year, I was able to meet a variety of HR Department of One attendees who shared their scrappy approach to Human Resources – something I think would be beneficial for all HR professionals to strive toward.
  10. Las Vegas: Next year’s conference is going to be held in Las Vegas – we hope to see you there!

10 Fun Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July

Save up to 50 percent on 4th of July deals from TicketsatWork.com (Photo: iStock)

When it comes to celebrating summer, look no further than TicketsatWork.com for sensational savings. We’re your springboard to fun with family and friends.

If you’re still thinking about where to go and what to do for the 4th of July, TicketsatWork.com is featuring outstanding savings up to 50% on all the best theme parks, attractions, tours and special events coast to coast. The backyard barbecue is always a solid choice, but this year, let’s experience something new and exciting for the holiday.

Here’s a roundup of 10 of our favorite options for a memorable July 4th holiday:
Washington DC Unveiled
On Washington DC Unveiled, you will jump aboard a lean, green eCruiser to see DC in a sustainable way: Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington DC from a local perspective; learn local history through a narrative of stories from your expert guide; take a peek at the legendary, world-famous White House; and venture through Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian museum areas and other hotspots. Save over 20%.

Las Vegas Explorer Pass®
Grab your very own Las Vegas Explorer Pass® and explore Sin City with maximum savings and flexibility. Choose from a list of over 10 top attractions and shows, including Big Bus Day Tour, Madame Tussauds, Vegas Rockstar Club Tour, High Roller at The LINQ, The Stratosphere and more. Save up to 55%.

Movie theater
No need to travel any further than your local movie theater for some 4th of July fun. Now is a great time to catch up on the latest Hollywood hits. Purchase your discount movie tickets now from 15 different theater companies featuring hundreds located around the country, from AMC and Regal, to the Angelika and Cinemark.

Broadway
In the Big Apple, nothing screams New York City good times like enjoying a show on Broadway. TicketsatWork.com features tickets to more than 50 shows across Broadway and Off-Broadway, each featuring super discounts on seats. From the hot new shows to the long-running performances you definitely need to see, one of these shows will make it a special July 4th getaway.

Knott’s Berry Farm
With more than 165 rides, shows, attractions, restaurants and shops in five themed areas, Knott’s Berry Farm is a phenomenal option for the holiday weekend! For fans of roller coaster thrills, Knott’s Berry Farm debuted the first dive coaster on the West Coast. HangTime towers 150 feet over the Boardwalk area showcasing a vertical drop that is the steepest in California. Save up to 45%.

City Sightseeing New Orleans
City Sightseeing New Orleans is the most entertaining and informative tour that offers transportation approximately every 30 minutes on an exhilarating open-top, double-decker bus. Experience a complete city tour: three centuries of history, architecture and culture narrated live by your very own tour host. See the Garden District, French Quarter and more. Hop off at any stop along the way and explore New Orleans’ most popular neighborhoods, attractions and shopping districts. Save over 20%.

Kennedy Space Center
The 4th of July is a perfect time for a trip to the Kennedy Space Center, an engaging and educational full-day experience of the space program. Visit NASA’s launch complex, the astronaut hall of fame or maybe even see a rocket launch. It’s a thrilling space adventure – right here on earth! Save over 20%.

Biltmore Estate
Head over to Asheville, North Carolina, to explore the lovely Biltmore Estate. The luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt is a marvel of elegance and charm, as magnificent today as it was more than a century ago. Your self-guided house visit spans three floors and the basement. You’ll see displays of vintage clothing, accessories, art, furniture and more that illustrate the lives of the Vanderbilt family and their guests. You can also take a stroll through the grounds of the estate that include the grand garden, trails through the forests and a walk along the French Broad River or over the meadows of Deer Park. Save up to 30% on daytime admissions.

SEA LIFE Kansas City
A fun and interactive aquarium located in Kansas City, Missouri, SEA LIFE Kansas City offers a wave of underwater adventures with sea animals from around the globe, including fish, sharks, rays, sea turtles and more, within an immersive environment featuring interactive display habitats and a 360-degree ocean tunnel. SEA LIFE provides an interactive journey into the diversity of marine life while promoting conservation efforts. Save up to 35%.

Codzilla! – Boston Harbor Cruise
Hop aboard Codzilla! – Boston Harbor Cruise and you’ll speed out to Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine creatures. You’ll have a good chance to view several different species of large whales, including humpbacks, pilot whales and the critically endangered right whales. You’ll also learn about these animals from New England Aquarium naturalists who are always on board to share knowledge, answer your questions and explain the behaviors of these truly magnificent mammals. Save up to 20%.

There are so many amazing tours and attractions, events and shows featured on TicketsatWork.com – plus all the great savings to make your holiday adventure even better!

Plan your July 4th weekend with savings up to 50% off at TicketsatWork.

– Jeff Hyatt

5 Highlights of TicketsatWork at SHRM 2018

TicketsatWork at SHRM 2018 in Chicago

And just like that, SHRM 2018 has come to a close. The SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition was hosted in Chicago this year with more than 15,000 HR professionals from around the world in attendance, 200+ thought-provoking sessions, and four days of non-stop learning and networking. At TicketsatWork’s Booth #1806, we made fun our top priority. Conference-goers had the opportunity to learn more about our corporate rewards program and exclusive ticket offers, meet and greet Minions from Despicable Me, and win incredible raffle prizes! We loved every minute in the Windy City – but we’ve highlighted our top 5 favorite moments below.

1. The interactive booth
TicketsatWork’s interactive booth drew in the crowds at SHRM. Featuring a fun tunnel experience and a dazzling showcase of our top-selling products – including discount tickets to the best theme parks, hottest Broadway shows and iconic attractions – our team was there to provide demos of the products and help attendees learn about the unique benefit of joining TicketsatWork. It was great chatting with all those who stopped by and we look forward to seeing you next year!

2. The Minions: Dave and Jerry
Once again, Universal Orlando Resort™ characters were the main attraction at TicketsatWork’s booth. Attendees had the opportunity to say hello to Despicable Me Minions Dave and Jerry and even snap a photo with them! It’s always a pleasure to join forces with the world-class theme park at SHRM.

3. The amazing giveaways
Four lucky winners won big at this year’s SHRM. The prizes included a 4-day, 3-night getaway for two to Universal Orlando Resort™, airfare, lodging and 3-Day Park-to-Park admission passes to experience Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay.

4. The hottest party at SHRM: dinner, dancing – and the Sandwich King!
After a full day of SHRM, there’s nothing better than letting loose for an evening of food and fun to celebrate and thank our wonderful clients – and meet new ones. Held at the famous Willis Tower, our exclusive party featured celebrity chef and Food Network star Jeff Mauro, who entertained the crowds during his cooking presentation. His delicious pig candy BLT sandwich and inventive take on the Vietnamese sandwich were an absolute hit as appetizers. He mixed, mingled and took photos with guests throughout the evening. After dinner was served, it was off to the dance floor! Everyone was on their feet as a DJ spun move-worthy tunes. To cap off the evening, guests received private access to take a photo at the Skydeck, the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower, as well as fun gift bags, which included gift cards to TicketsatWork/Plum Benefits.

5. The stunning Chicago views
Our exclusive SHRM party offered breathtaking 360-degree views of Chicago from above. With exciting history, shopping, dining and entertainment, Chicago was the perfect backdrop for this year’s conference. We hope to see everyone for the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas!

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