September 2017 Event Preview

  • By David Kennedy | Friday, September 1st, 2017
September 2017 Event Preview

Summer is on its way out, but that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of concerts, festivals, or fandom events to fill your days. Check out some of the amazing events coming up this month and reserve your tickets today!

Northeast

Steel City Big Pour Construction Junction, Pittsburgh, PA – September 9, 2017

It’s that time of year again, Pittsburgh! One of the city’s most highly anticipated beer sampling events returns to Construction Junction this month, bringing with it 50 brewers, 24 food and drink vendors, and much more. Choose from one of two sessions, secure your designated driver, and get your tickets while they’re still available!

RuPaul’s DragCon NYC Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY – September 9-10, 2017

Meet your favorite drag icons and sport your fiercest look this September as RuPaul’s DragCon takes New York’s Javits Center by storm. The lineup of celebrity guests for DragCon’s NYC debut includes Sasha Velour, Peppermint, Isaac Mizrahi, and of course the one and only RuPaul. Explore dragtastic vendors, attend panel discussions, and dance the night away at the official DragCon after-parties. Get your tickets now and prepare to slay!

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest New York/New Jersey Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, NJ – September 16-17, 2017

Bigger and better than your average fandom event, Heroes & Villains gives you the chance to become a hero yourself as you participate in interactive events that polish your superhero abilities! Meet the stars of your favorite shows, including Arrow’s Stephen Amell, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ming-Na Wen, and Gotham’s Robin Lord Taylor. This incredible Fan Fest event is one you won’t want to miss!

South

Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford Municipal Property, Bedford, TX – September 1-3, 2017

Wrap up your summer with great music and great food at the Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival! As a special treat, the event opens up on Friday night with a free-for-all including free general admission and parking for everyone. With performers including Ronnie Earl, Delbert McClinton, and Buddy Guy, along with enough barbecue to satisfy even the most formidable appetite, what more could you ask for? Dig in!

Guo Pei Exhibition SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, Atlanta, GA – September 7, 2017 – March 4, 2018

Beginning September 7, visit SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film’s exhibition of acclaimed Chinese fashion designer, Guo Pei. Featuring more than 30 of her grandest gowns from the past decade, as well as a selection of dresses and jackets, this will definitely be an unmissable exhibition for any fashion enthusiast. This dazzling display is included in the price of museum admission, so be sure to reserve your tickets and witness this beautiful clothing for yourself!

Brew at the Zoo Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC – September 23, 2017

One of the most popular events held annually at South Carolina’s Brookgreen Gardens, Brew at the Zoo returns in just a few short weeks! Brew at the Zoo is a craft beer tasting fundraising event which offers a rare opportunity to witness Brookgreen’s Native Wildlife Zoo at night. Attendees receive a signature tasting glass, and are encouraged to participate in a silent auction in support of Brookgreen Gardens. We’ll raise a glass to that!

Midwest

EXPO CHICAGO Festival Hall, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL – September 14-17, 2017

Reserve your tickets now for Chicago’s premiere annual arts event! Taking place at the historic Navy Pier, EXPO CHICAGO opens the international fall art season each September, and this year’s iteration is sure to please. EXPO CHICAGO will present 135 leading galleries representing 25 countries and 58 cities, in addition to curated selections of emerging and established artists, forums, special exhibitions, and much more.

Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic Yeatman’s Cove, Cincinnati, OH – September 22-23, 2017

Get your taste buds ready, Ohio; the Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic is here to help you dive into autumn in the most flavorful way possible! This two-day celebration of flavor includes more than 150 local, regional, and national chefs, pastry chefs, bread artisans, pit masters, mixologists, vintners, and many more masters of all things tasty. With interactive experiences including culinary demos and competitions, beverage seminars, panel discussions, and cookbook signings, you won’t want to miss this delicious demonstration of culinary expertise!

Grand Slam Craft Beer and Wine Festival Celebration Park Baseball Field #4, Gardner, KS – September 29, 2017

Grab your friends, blankets, and lawn chairs, and prepare for Gardner’s Grand Slam Craft Beer and Wine Festival! Sample libations from local breweries and wineries in the outfields at Gardner’s Celebration Park at this adults-only sampling event. With complimentary appetizer tents and live music to enjoy, be sure to reserve your tickets now for this fun and tasty start to your fall season!

West

PAX West Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA – September 1-4, 2017

The most anticipated gaming event of the year returns to Seattle with an amazing schedule that’s sure to impress even the most die-hard gamers. PAX West features live nerdcore concerts, gaming tournaments and demos, exclusive previews of upcoming games and hardware, informative gaming tech panels, and so much more. If you were lucky enough to score tickets, practice up and we’ll see you there!

Matinee San Diego Festival The Lafayette Hotel, San Diego, CA – September 1-4, 2017

Get ready to dance for days this Labor Day weekend, San Diego! Matinee brings you another full schedule consisting of eight amazing parties this September. Featuring music and productions from across the globe, Matinee San Diego lives up to the organization’s goal of providing an atmosphere of awe and extravagance, combining superior fantasy elements and theatrics. Make your way to San Diego and experience true openness and pride at this highly anticipated LGBT festival!

Rose City Comic Con Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR – September 8-10, 2017

Prepare for a weekend of fandom festivities, Portland! Rose City Comic Con brings the best of comics, gaming, and entertainment to the Oregon Convention Center this month, and you won’t want to miss out on the action. Featuring celebrity guests like “Weird Al” Yankovic, Peter Capaldi, and Tom Kenny, along with a dedicated Kids Zone that includes a daily scavenger hunt and character meet and greets, Rose City Comic Con truly has something to offer everyone. Get your tickets today!

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