June 2018 Event Preview

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Friday, June 1st, 2018
June 2018 Event Preview

Summer has finally arrived, which means it’s time for long days, warm nights, and plenty of events to keep us busy. Read on for some of the awesome fandom events, festivals, and concerts coming up this month!


Pittsburgh Pride Pittsburgh, PA – June 1-10, 2018

Produced by The Delta Foundation, Western PA’s leading non-profit LGBT advocacy organization, Pittsburgh Pride celebrates the diversity of the region, specifically for the LGBT community and its allies. As the fourth largest special event in Pittsburgh and the largest LGBT Pride event in Pennsylvania, this event is inspiring acceptance and understanding one step at a time. This year, attendees will enjoy international recording artist Troye Sivan, the Rally & EQT Equality March, and so much more!

BookCon Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY – June 2-3, 2018

Where storytelling and pop culture collide, BookCon brings together authors and book-lovers for two days of panels, autograph opportunities, writing workshops, and more. Attendees will be able to meet some of today’s most influential authors, like Cassandra Clare, James Patterson, and Veronica Roth. This year will even host President Bill Clinton for his co-authored book The President is Missing. Don’t wait, get your tickets today!

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY – June 16-17, 2018

Inspired by Pete Seeger’s desire to clean up the Hudson River over 50 years ago, the Great Hudson River Revival, also known as the Clearwater Festival, is the country’s oldest music and environmental festival. With live performances, free boat tours, children’s activities, and more, this festival offers two days of nonstop family fun. Plus, all proceeds go directly to Clearwater’s environmental research, education, and advocacy efforts, so get your tickets today to start doing your part!


Josh Ward Big Texas Dance Hall & Saloon, Spring, TX – June 22, 2018

Texas country music rising star Josh Ward returns to Big Texas Spring to follow up last January’s sold out show. This 18 and over concert is sure to feature hits from his new album, More Than I Deserve, and his new single All About Lovin’, as well as plenty of fan favorites. With nine consecutive #1 hit singles in Texas, four album releases, over two million views on YouTube, and more than three million streams globally on Spotify, Josh Ward is country music blood to bone, and country fans won’t want to miss seeing him live!

Corpus Christi Comic Con RMB Fairgrounds, Robstown, TX – June 23-24, 2018

Celebrating comics, TV, film, toys, games, cosplay, and more, Corpus Christi Comic Con connects fans with their favorite celebs from each genre. With plenty of panels, exhibits, and photo opportunities, this con is the perfect way for attendees to embrace their inner nerd and celebrate all things comics and entertainment!

Totally ‘90s Fort Worth Landmark Bar + Kitchen, Fort Worth, TX – June 30, 2018

As another addition to Bar Crawl Nation’s highly popular events, the Totally ‘90s tour makes its way to Fort Worth, TX at the end of the month for the ultimate throwback party! With ‘90s music, ‘90s clothes, and a totally ‘90s atmosphere, this bar crawl offers attendees the chance to earn prizes along the way, like discounts on drinks across bars. Complete the crawl, get the T-shirt. Sounds like a pretty rad time to us!


Kansas City PrideFest Berkley Riverfront Park, Kansas City, MO – June 1-3, 2018

Show them your pride! Kansas City PrideFest celebrates all LGBTQIA+ communities and their allies with three days of live performances, carnival rides, and tons of activities. There’s a lot more work to do for equality, but PrideFest offers a safe space for attendees to celebrate diversity and express themselves any way they want.

Rootwire Wisteria Campground, Pomeroy, OH – June 7-10, 2018

A transformational experience designed to celebrate and inspire love, beauty, music, community building, and shared consciousness, Rootwire returns this June with a musical lineup sure to please! Aside from the incredible music, the festival features visionary artists, performers, art installations, and a full schedule of various workshops. Don’t miss out; get your tickets today!

Bandit Big Rig Series – Indianapolis Lucas Oil Raceway, Indianapolis, IN – June 23, 2018

Get ready Indianapolis; the Bandit Big Rig Series is coming your way June 23! With Bandits racing around the oval track at speeds of up to 100 MPH, things are sure to get crazy. And you won’t want to miss out on the Bandit Meet and Greet, the local vendors, or the all-day truck show. There’s no other event like this, so hurry and get your tickets!


Upstream Music Fest + Summit Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA – June 1-3, 2018

Centered in Seattle’s historic arts and entertainment district of Pioneer Square, Upstream is a three-day music festival and industry summit where attendees can enjoy performances from acclaimed national artists and rising stars, and where artists can network and learn from industry veterans. With over 200 artists, 15 venues, and two mains stages, this festival offers the perfect personalized music experience!

PHAME Los Angeles Magic Box LA, Los Angeles, CA – June 2-3, 2018

Professional Hair And Makeup Expo (PHAME) offers attendees the ultimate chance to connect with some of the world’s most innovative brands and influencers in the beauty industry. Encompassing the categories of hair, makeup, skin care, nails, and accessories, PHAME gives you the opportunity to shop the latest products, spot the newest trends, meet your favorite social media celebrities, and watch the masters at work on the main stage. Don’t miss out – reserve your tickets today!

AlienCon Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA – June 15-17, 2018

From the Big Bang until now, the universe has been no stranger to unexplained phenomena. At AlienCon 2018, those seeking the truth about extraterrestrial existence will come together for a weekend of thought-provoking panel discussions, celebrity appearances, fan competitions, and more! Featuring stars from the hit TV series Ancient Aliens, this convention combines truth, fun, and discovery for an unforgettable experience.