Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Two Concerts for Lady Gaga at Xcel Energy Center

Lady Gaga
Clear your calendars at the end of the summer, not just for the Minnesota State Fair. On August 30th and 31st, Lady Gaga will be putting on two shows at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The pop star has been known as one of the best performers in the music industry, always keeping fans on the edge of their seats. Forbes Magazine just listed the artist as #4 on the 100 Most Powerful and Influential celebrities in the world. Also, Time Magazine named Lady Gaga on the Time 100 Most Influential People in the world earlier in 2010. She has sold over 15 million albums worldwide. Her 2 worldwide hits of 2010 are "Telephone featuring Beyonce" and "Alejandro". She has won 2 Grammy's, while being nominated for 6.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

2010-2011 Wild Season Approaching

Antii Miettinen skates in on a shootout
Okay, maybe the 2010-2011 NHL season isn't right around the corner but for Wild fans it feels pretty close. Even though the Chicago Blackhawks claimed Lord Stanley just two weeks ago, the Minnesota Wild have been finished since early April. The Wild will begin the NHL regular season on October 7th against the Carolina Hurricanes in Finland, which is only 105 days away for those of you counting at home. The team will be starting their preseason on September 15 in St. Louis against the Blues. However, there is an important event for the Wild this weekend which will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Staples Center will be hosting the NHL Draft and will offer another opportunity for the Wild to add another piece to the puzzle. Analysts predict the Wild will select a forward, a position the Wild could use to help the offense out. Perhaps the Wild will draft another Marian Gaborik, which would be just what Wild fans would like to see. Either way, October 7th will be approaching before we know it and the Wild will be underway for their quest of the cup.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Xcel Energy Center Events Calendar has back to back summer concerts scheduled, causing logistical problems for Xcel Energy Center Events Staff

When it comes to summer concert venues in the Twin Cities, the Xcel Energy Center tops the list this year for great concerts in almost every genre. However, in order to be at the top of the Twin Cities Concert Venues list, it takes some work… work that the Xcel Energy Center Staff is getting prepared for already. Setting up, sound checking and making sure a concert goes well takes lots of behind the scenes work and on June 21st and June 22nd the Xcel Energy Center is going to be doing double duty. The Xcel Energy Center Events Calendar features Sting on June 21st followed up the next night by Tom Petty, meaning that the Xcel Energy Center will have to re-set, re-sound check and basically re-everything in a span of 24 hours. Patrons of the X are confident however that it shouldn’t be a problem for the venue, “The X is awesome, I’ve never had a bad experience there” was the praise one frequent concert attendee had to say. Tickets are still available for the Sting Concert and the Tom Petty Concert, make it worth the Xcel Energy Center Staff’s time and buy concert tickets to sell out both shows!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Heading to a Summer Concert at the Xcel Energy Center, plan ahead to Park near the Xcel Energy Center

Parking ramps like this one can be found near the Xcel Energy Center
Heading to a Summer Concert at the Xcel Energy Center? You will have to plan ahead if you want to park near the Xcel Energy Center. Parking near the Xcel Energy Center is less about getting to the Xcel Energy Center and more about leaving the Xcel Energy Center. Parking near the Xcel Energy Center means parking in city ramps and surface lots, it also means walking. So my advice is, instead of thinking how close to the Xcel Energy Center can I park... think about where you will want to leave downtown St. Paul at. If you are going to drive into St. Paul on W 7th think about parking a little farther away to avoid the traffic after an Xcel Energy Center event. If you are leaving on 94W you may want to park in a parking ramp off of Kellogg. No matter where you are going, parking near the Xcel Energy Center is better if you plan ahead!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Looking for Xcel Energy Center Tickets? Ticket King St. Paul just a few doors down is an excellent alternative

With a jam-packed Xcel Energy Center Events Calendar this summer, getting Concert Tickets to all of the shows at the Xcel may seem like a daunting task but don't worry. One of the best kept semi-secrets in the Twin Cities is Ticket King.

Ticket King is a local ticket broker that specialized in the best seats for all concert, sporing and theatre events in the area. No matter what the box office says, it ain't sold out till Ticket King is sold out. Conveniently, for Xcel Energy Center Fans... the Ticket King St. Paul office is located just across Kellogg on W 7th Street. In between Eagle Street Grille and other small shops, Ticket King St. Paul is perfectly located for picking up Xcel Energy Center Concert Tickets.

If you had your eye on a show from the Xcel Energy Center Concert Schedule but the box office is sold out, don't fret stop in to the Ticket King St. Paul store and talk to the Ticket Queens!