July 2017 Event Preview

  • By David Kennedy | Friday, June 30th, 2017
June 2017 Event Preview

Beaches and swimming pools aren’t the only fun parts of summer. Check out our preview of the amazing fandom events, festivals, and concerts that have us so excited for July to begin!


Real Pirates Portland Science Center, Portland, ME – Now through October 29, 2017

Avast, ye scurvy scoundrels! Portland Science Center brings the famous Whydah shipwreck back to life with this immersive exhibition of National Geographic’s Real Pirates. Explore over 100 authentic artifacts and awaken your inner swashbuckler. Be sure to reserve your tickets before this fascinating exhibit sails beyond the horizon!

Radio 104 Fest Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT – July 22, 2017

Radio 104 Fest returns this July with a lineup sure to please! Featuring 311 with special guest New Politics, Radio 104 Fest is poised to rock the Connecticut Convention Center with an unmissable performance. General admission and VIP tickets are still available, so be sure to act quickly to reserve your spot at this awesome summer festival!

ReplayFX David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA – July 27-30, 2017

The Greatest Arcade in the Universe returns to Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center for another weekend of fun, games, and nostalgia. ReplayFX is presented by the Replay Foundation, which dedicates its efforts toward the preservation, restoration, and enjoyment of pinball and video game technology. With arcade and pinball games, retro consoles, tabletop games, and much, much more, ReplayFX appeals to the gamer in us all!


Heroes & Villains Nashville Music City Center, Nashville, TN – July 8-9, 2017

Prepare for an action-packed weekend, Nashville. Fan Fest’s Heroes & Villains returns with a vengeance to Music City this July! Meet your favorite heroes and villains with a guest lineup including Arrow’s Stephen Amell, Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist, Guardians of the Galaxy’s Michael Rooker, and many more. Be sure to act quickly before these tickets go up, up, and away!

Folkmoot Various Locations, Western NC – July 20-30, 2017

Folkmoot is an international folk festival that welcomes people from around the world to the mountains of Western North Carolina every July. More importantly, though, Folkmoot is a cultural exchange designed to build global relationships, foster cultural understanding, and develop community prosperity. With a full schedule of events consisting of exhibitions, concerts, dancing, and much more, why hesitate? Reserve your tickets today!

Corpus Christi Comic Con RMB Fairgrounds, Robstown, TX – July 22-23, 2017

Corpus Christi Comic Con brings some of your favorite entertainers and artists to Texas this July. This year’s guest lineup includes John Wesley Shipp, Kevin Nash, Austin St. John, and many more! With guest panels, concerts, and photo ops, Corpus Christi Comic Con is sure to be one of the highlights of your summer!


Rootwire Transformational ARTS Festival 2K17 Wisteria Campground, Pomeroy, OH – July 20-23, 2017

Rootwire is a transformational experience designed to celebrate and inspire love, beauty, music, community building, and shared consciousness. This 4-day, 3-night festival includes an extensive musical lineup, visionary artists, performers, installation artists, and a full schedule of various workshops. Why delay? Get your tickets today!

Foot Flight by Night The Lab Theater, Minneapolis, MN – July 20-23, 2017

Twin Cities-based contemporary jazz dance company, Eclectic Edge Ensemble, presents Foot Flight by Night this July at The Lab Theater. This lively production, originally spawn from an evening-length adaption of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is filled with everything a theater-goer desires: live music, magic, mystery, betrayal, and… a frog! Explore the romantic world that Shakespeare has created through mesmerizing dances and an original score created by local composers.

Guthrie’s River Ruckus Guthrie County Fairgrounds, Guthrie Center, IA – July 28-29, 2017

Guthrie’s River Ruckus is back for yet another year, bringing Iowans a weekend of good fun and great music! This year’s performers include Toby Keith, Dustin Lynch, Granger Smith, and plenty more amazing talent. If you haven’t already, be sure to get your camping pass and your admission tickets and prepare to raise a ruckus!


Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA June 30 – July 1, 2017

Created in association with several leading Japanese entertainment companies, Anisong World Matsuri will return to Los Angeles’s Anime Expo this summer! Performers including ALI PROJECT, Angela, and GARNiDELiA will take the Microsoft Theater stage by storm. You won’t want to miss this incredible celebration of Japanese live entertainment!

Glass Animals Rockwell @ The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT – July 25, 2017

The meteoric rise of English indie group Glass Animals has been anything but undeserved. The band’s sophomore album, ‘How To Be A Human Being,’ was released last summer to great acclaim, and their following continues to grow by the day. Hopefully you were able to score tickets! You won’t want to miss this chance to witness an incredible musical act as its star continues to rise!

Calistoga Half-Mile Calistoga Speedway, Calistoga, CA – July 29, 2017

Start your engines, Calistoga! The picturesque Calistoga Speedway provides the perfect venue for the return of this highly anticipated American Flat Track race, featuring some of the sport’s top professional riders. Get your tickets today for the American Flat Track event you truly won’t want to miss!