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Celebrate Derby Day: The Ultimate 2019 Kentucky Derby Packages

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Gallop off on the ultimate Derby experience with one of our exclusive Kentucky Derby Packages from TicketsatWork. Take in the action from first-floor seats in the Grandstand, and enjoy premium accommodations in the Louisville Marriot Downtown, entry to the Kentucky Derby Welcome Reception featuring horse racing talent and transportation to and from the events.

After Justify wowed the crowd last year by taking the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby is ready to honor a new champion in 2019. Mark your calendar for May 4, when the top race horses will line up at the starting gate on the fabled track of Churchill Downs. Since 1875, this historic racetrack has been the scene of unforgettable photo finishes and dramatic come-from-behind wins.

The horse racing world turns its attention to Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday of May every year to see who will race to the finish line first. Be there for the legendary Run for the Roses, to experience one of the most exciting two minutes in sports.

Your TicketsatWork Kentucky Derby Corporate Package, starting from $5,115, includes:

  • Three nights in a deluxe hotel in Downtown Louisville
  • Tickets to the Kentucky Derby – Grandstand
  • Tickets to the Kentucky Oaks – Grandstand
  • Invitation to the Kentucky Derby Welcome Reception
  • Transportation to and from the Derby and Oaks
  • Premium gift bag with Kentucky Derby-themed items

TicketsatWork also offers regular Kentucky Derby tickets from $87, so you can be part of the action no matter what your budget.

By Craig Nelson

The 10 Best Broadway Shows for Families to See This Spring

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Spring is finally here, and with it comes the perfect weather for a family excursion. If you’re headed to New York City with the family this spring, catching a Broadway show is a must. Check out our list of the best shows to keep the whole family engaged and smiling until the final curtain drops.

My Fair Lady
This Lerner & Loewe classic is back in a big way, with a lavish new production at Lincoln Center. The show’s lush score and regal costuming make it and excellent show to introduce young newcomers to the concept of a Broadway musical. The gigantic, revolving set, which encompasses a full-size townhouse, as well as the outdoor settings, is sure to wow even the most difficult-to-impress members of your clan. Plus, upbeat numbers like “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain” and “I’m Getting Married in the Morning” will have everyone tapping their toes.

Hadestown
If members of your family have an interest in history and myths, Anaïs Mitchell’s folk opera Hadestown is the show to see. Having transferred from the West End in London to Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre, Hadestown is a modern take on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, lovers destined to an eternity of damnation. Mitchell’s version sets Orpheus and Eurydice in a sort of dystopian, depression-era New Orleans, and is sure to captivate every member of your family.

King Kong
The famed movie monster comes to the Broadway Theatre in this musical spectacular that all families will love. In addition to its rocking score, much of King Kong’s appeal is that the titular character – a gigantic gorilla – is played by a 20-foot-tall, 2000-pound puppet, and is operated by ten puppeteers. Although King Kong’s origin remains an incredible mystery, the puppet gets quite a bit of solo stage time, and continuously awes audience members of all ages.

Kiss Me, Kate!
If you’re looking to enjoy some classic musical comedy with your family, Kiss Me, Kate! is the show to take them to this spring. Currently performing a limited engagement at Studio 54, Kiss Me, Kate! is composer Cole Porter’s take on William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, and features standards such as “Another Op’nin’, Another Show,” and “Too Darn Hot.” And your kids will probably recognize Corbin Bleu (of High School Musical fame), who plays the dual roles of Bill Calhoun and Lucentio.

Oklahoma!
Direct from an Off-Broadway run at Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Warehouse, this season’s revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! turns this groundbreaking musical into an incredibly modern experience. Those of you who like the classic musical can revisit one of your favorites, while members of your family who like rock, pop and country music will love that the score has been retooled. And those of you who like to eat will more than appreciate the cornbread and chili that are served at intermission. Playing at the Circle in the Square Theatre, this production of Oklahoma! most definitely has something for everyone.

The Prom
This brand-new musical has been winning over the hearts of audience members night after night. The Prom, which is currently enjoying a run at the Longacre Theatre, is the story of Emma, an out lesbian whose high school prom is canceled when the school board refuses to let her take her girlfriend as her date. Four washed-up Broadway stars swoop into her small Indiana town, and hilarity ensues. With an upbeat and catchy score by the composer of Elf, The Prom is ultimately a feel-good musical that demonstrates the importance of unconditional acceptance of others, no matter their differences.

Tootsie
Based on the 1982 film of the same name, Tootsie follows Michael Dorsey, a talented actor who has garnered such an awful reputation that he has to disguise himself as a woman, Dorothy Michaels, to salvage his career. This comedy, currently in previews at the Marquis Theatre, is sure to make the whole family laugh. And what’s even better is that you might recognize Santino Fontana, the actor playing Michael, from his voice work as Hans in Disney’s Frozen movie, as well as his appearances on TV’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Aladdin
This musical adaptation of the 1992 Disney film just celebrated its fifth year at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway this week. Based on the beloved animated Disney film, Aladdin is the story of a poor street rat who meets and falls in love with Princess Jasmine. He then enlists a Genie to help him get the girl. The production is full of songs from the film, and will make the entire family nostalgic. Treat yourself to seeing the show before the new live-action film, starring Will Smith as the Genie, is released next month.

Frozen
While one Hans reigns on Broadway in Tootsie, you can find another one in the musical version of the incredibly popular Disney film. The film Frozen (loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen”) premiered back in November 2013, and it already feels like a classic, so relive the experience of the hit film by bringing your family to see it on Broadway. The musical is currently running at the St. James Theatre, and features such hits as “For the First Time in Forever,” “Love Is an Open Door,” “Summer” and “Let It Go.”

Mean Girls
How fetch! The musical version of Tina Fey’s 2004 film Mean Girls is about to celebrate a year on Broadway. Starring younger Broadway stars like Taylor Louderman, Barrett Wilbert Weed and Grey Henson, Mean Girls follows quirky Cady Heron as she moves from Africa to Illinois and is forced to adjust to life as an American high schooler. However, it’s not long before she gets involved with Regina George, Gretch Weiners and Karen Smith, the girls known as the popular “Plastics.” Impeccable comedic performances and Fey’s ingenious book will have the whole family in stitches.

By Mikey Miller

Top 10 Theme Park Destinations for Spring Break

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Spring Break is here, and if you haven’t decided on a fun vacation just yet, today we’re spotlighting 10 theme parks that would be great destinations for your next family getaway.

Last chance to book your spring break – save up to 50%!

Cedar Point
The popular amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, will open its doors for the new season on May 11. The park features 18 world-class roller coasters – with a roller coaster for every type of thrill. A new attraction for 2019 is Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island, set to premiere May 25. The experience will be an interactive game visitors can jump into at any time of the day. Save over 40%

Universal Orlando Resort
With three theme parks, it’s endless fun for the whole family! Every night from now through April 7, you can experience the sounds and sizzle of a New Orleans celebration at Universal’s Mardi Gras. There’s also a new adventure coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The thrill ride, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, will open June 13 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Experience the fun

Dollywood & Dollywood’s Splash Country Waterpark
Play and splash around with the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains as your backdrop. Adjacent to Dollywood theme park, the waterpark features water slides and wave pools, raging rapids, lazy rivers and water coasters. Dollywood offers 40+ rides, live entertainment and great dining. Dollywood’s Festival of Nations runs until April 14, featuring music, dance, food and art from around the world. Focused on families with kids, the new Wildwood Grove opens May 10 with rides, indoor/outdoor play area, and even a 55-foot-tall, interactive Wildwood Tree. Save now!

LEGOLAND California
Located just 30 minutes north of San Diego, the park features more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. It’s an interactive, hands-on theme park experience for families with children ages 2-12. Save over 40%

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord, CA
Hurricane Harbor is home to more than 35 water attractions. Cool off by floating down the longest lazy river around! Or better yet, play and splash in the gigantic wave pool at Breaker Beach. Save over 20%

Busch Gardens Williamsburg
The family-friendly theme park in lovely Williamsburg, VA, features roller coasters, rides and slides, shows, and animal interactions amidst a backdrop of charming European villages. Everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends are hosting a party just for kids on weekends this spring from April 5-28. Save over 45%

SeaWorld San Diego
A superb blend of marine-life shows, thrill rides and animal habitats. The Seven Seas Craft Beer and Food Festival runs until April 28. Experience unique flavors from all around the world – sip and sample international street food traditions, craft beers and wines, and enjoy live musical performances. Save over 30%

Knotts Berry Farm
More than 165 rides, shows, attractions, restaurants and shops in five themed areas shape the exciting Knott’s experience. Enjoy unique food and live entertainment at the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, ending April 28. The festival features over 75 one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes. Save over 40%

Disneys Blizzard Beach Water Park
Take a dip into 80 degree water as you play on waterslides, raft rides and a one-acre wave pool. Zip down the slushy slopes of Mount Gushmore on one of the world’s tallest and fastest waterslides. Tike’s Peak has scaled-down slides and tube rides for the little ones. Float down the tranquil river, or encounter tricky obstacles, waterslides and more at Ski Patrol Training Camp. Buy tickets now and save

Visit TicketsatWork.com today for special ticket prices to all the best theme parks. Get ready for Spring Break adventures!

By Jeff Hyatt

8 Music Festivals to Rock Out to this Season

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The weather is heating up, which means music festival season has arrived! The 2019 schedule features amazing festivals coast to coast designed for all your musical tastes including country, pop, rock n’ roll, hip-hop and electronica.

Now is the time to plan your musical getaway – save on Preferred Access Tickets  to the hottest music festivals in 2019! From Coachella in Palm Springs to the beaches of Miami for Ultra, we have a variety of music festivals to check out. Enjoy the warm, sunny weather and catch your favorite artists on stage.

Here’s a look at eight upcoming festivals to see this spring:

Ultra
When: March 29-31
Where: Miami, FL
Let’s hit the beach! The world’s premier electronic music festival features elite DJs and the who’s who of EDM. Ultra Music Festival’s sensational multi-day extravaganza will feature headliners such as Carl Cox, Dog Blood, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Zeds Dead and The Chainsmokers.

Coachella
When: April 12-14 and April 19-21
Where: Indio, CA
This year’s trip to the desert is going to be big! Featuring a jam-packed lineup of music superstars, Coachella has become one of the country’s most anticipated live concerts. Headlining acts for the 2019 festival include Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande.

Bonnaroo
When: June 13-18
Where: Manchester, TN
As one of the country’s most anticipated summer events, Bonnaroo delivers fun vibes and non-stop entertainment. The 2019 lineup for the Tennessee music festival includes Phish, The Avett Brothers, Post Malone, Cardi B, The Lumineers, Phish, Kacey Musgraves, Solange and Brandi Carlile.

Lollapalooza
When: August 1-4
Where: Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Grant Park in Chicago is the place to be once again to experience one of the most celebrated music events of the year. You can hear it all – heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, EDM and more – featuring more than 170 shows via 8 stages. Artists set to perform include Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, The Strokes, Tame Impala, Tenacious D and Death Cab for Cutie.

BottleRock
When: May 24-26
Where: Napa Valley, CA
Live music, food and wine come together for this thrilling annual event in the heart of California wine country. The line-up for the seventh edition is awesome: Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, Pharrell Williams, Santana, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Oakenfold and Nathaniel Ratliff & The Night Sweats – just to name a few!

Shaky Knees
When: May 3-5
Where: Central Park, Atlanta, GA
Head to Atlanta for an unforgettable weekend of music and Southern food. Shaky Knees showcases more than 60 bands on multiple stages. Tame Impala, Beck, Cage The Elephant and Incubus have been tapped to headline. Tears For Fears, Gary Clark Jr., Interpol, Father John Misty, Phosphorescent, Tyler Childers, Sharon Van Etten and Calpurnia are among the other acts on the bill.

Rolling Loud
When: May 10-12, 2019
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Back to Florida in May for a festival that takes Miami by storm every year with the top rappers on the scene heating up the stage. The five-year anniversary lineup for 2019 includes dozens of talented artists like Migos, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane.

The Governors Ball
When: May 31-June 2
Where: Randall’s Island, New York City, NY
Get set for three days of food, art and nonstop music spanning all genres. Experience the one-of-a-kind spirit that takes over NYC when this show is in town. The ninth annual event features Florence + The Machine, Tyler, The Creator, The Strokes, Lil Wayne, SZA, NAS, The 1975, Kacey Musgraves, Major Lazer, and more.

By Jeff Hyatt