August 2017 Event Preview

  • By David Kennedy | Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
August 2017 Event Preview

Summer is in full swing, so what better way to beat the heat than with the amazing live events we love? Check out our preview of the festivals, fandom events, and concerts coming up this month!


Jazz in the Vines: Vincent Ingala Jamesport Vineyards, Jamesport, NY – August 5, 2017

Enjoy a summer night of contemporary smooth jazz on the idyllic grounds of Long Island’s Jamesport Vineyards! Steps away from the grape vines, treat yourself to the jazz stylings of Vincent Ingala. Have a glass of wine as you soak up the sounds and scenery, and don’t forget the wood-fired pizza!

Steel City Con Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA – August 11-13, 2017

One of Pittsburgh’s most beloved fandom events returns this August for yet another amazing weekend! Steel City Con brings your favorite artists and celebrities – like Burt Reynolds, Michael Cudlitz, and Tara Reid – to the Monroeville Convention Center. With more vendors and cosplayers than you can imagine, why hesitate? Order your tickets today!

Walker Stalker Con Boston 2017 Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA – August 19-20, 2017

Attention, fans of all things undead: Walker Stalker Con makes its way to Boston this month, and you won’t want to miss it! Meet some of your favorite zombie genre stars, including Chandler Riggs, Lennie James, and Bruce Campbell. While awaiting the next season of The Walking Dead, we could all use some zombie-themed fun to tide us over!


The Original Okeechobee MudFest 2017 Presented by Redneck Mud Park, Okeechobee, FL – August 10-13, 2017

The Original Okeechobee MudFest is back, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever! With hundreds of acres for riding, round up your crew and prepare for an awesome weekend campout. Be sure to get your tickets now for a weekend full of riding, music, camping, vendors, food, and mud!

Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. – August 11-12, 2017

This year’s Otakon marks two firsts: it’s the first time the three-day celebration of East Asian pop culture will take place in Washington, D.C., and it’s the first time Anisong World Matsuri will perform on the East Coast! Featuring two days of concerts and events with some of Japan’s most popular acts, including Yousei Teikoku, JAM Project, FLOW, and T.M.Revolution, otakus won’t want to miss out! If you’re an Otakon pass holder, you can reserve your Anisong tickets now to hear songs from some of your favorite anime performed live on stage!

Dan + Shay Clarksburg Amphitheater, Clarksburg, WV – August 18, 2017

Country stars Dan + Shay hit West Virginia’s Clarksburg Amphitheater this August, and it’s causing quite a buzz! Known for their number one hits “From the Ground Up” and “Nothin’ Like You,” Dan + Shay are devoted performers who have a reputation for putting on an incredible show. Tickets are still available, but act quickly to reserve your spot at this amazing summer concert!


Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, SD – August 8, 2017

South Dakota flat track fans, gear up and prepare for the Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile, taking place during the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Last year’s race was a star-studded event with an appearance by UFC president Dana White. With even more incredible racing action, this year won’t disappoint. Get your tickets now for one of the hottest flat track events of the year!

Brown County Fair Brown County Fairgrounds, Aberdeen, SD – August 14-20, 2017

This year’s Brown County Fair has a lineup of events sure to impress! Witness an incredible rodeo, a wild demolition derby, and a family-friendly carnival. Plus, don’t forget the all-star concert series featuring performances from Trace Adkins, The Band Perry, Old Dominion, For King and Country, and many more!

Peoria Irish Fest Peoria Riverfront, Peoria, IL – August 25-27, 2017

Even if you’re not Irish, there’s something for everyone at this three-day, family-friendly celebration of Celtic culture! Irish dancers, Highland games, unique crafts and shopping, and delicious food and beverages make this one of the most beloved ethnic festivals in Illinois. Reserve your tickets now and get ready for a fun and entertaining weekend!


Springs Beer Fest America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs, CO – August 5, 2017

Raise your glass to a fun-filled day of bottomless craft beer samplings from over 55 notable craft brewers! Join thousands of fellow beer-lovers for an afternoon of live music, vendors, and tasty fare from local food trucks and area restaurants. We’ll drink to that (responsibly, of course)!

Crunchyroll Expo Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA – August 25-27, 2017

Crunchyroll, the world’s largest anime streaming company, is rolling out their inaugural convention this year! Crunchyroll Expo is a celebration of anime, manga, games, cosplay, and much more. Join anime fans from near and far for three days of exhibits, screenings, panels, and guest appearances by some of the biggest anime personalities in the US and Japan. Put the finishing touches on your cosplay and we’ll see you there!

PAX Dev Seattle Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA – August 29-30, 2017

Held the week before PAX West, PAX Dev dedicates two days entirely to the game developer community. The event is only open to developers and game creators, and all attendees must be 18 or over to attend. With no press access, developers can speak freely and focus entirely on their trade in a comfortable and professional environment. Reserve your tickets now and secure your place at the game developer event of the year!