Five Star Performances are only reserved for the best of the best at TicketNetwork. We leave it up to you, the fans, to see which acts live up to expectations. Here is our first edition of Fan Favorites: Five Star Performances!
Dear Evan Hansen
This is by far one of the most well-reviewed shows by our fans. After 24 reviews, Dear Evan Hansen still has a spotless five-star rating. From the production to the execution, Broadway fans have fallen in love.
Look no further than the nine Tony Award nominations that Dear Evan Hansen has received in 2017. Starring Ben Platt, an actor most notably known for his role in the Pitch Perfect films, Dear Evan Hansen blends drama and music together perfectly.
The story arc revolves around senior year in high school, a tumultuous time for many. The main character, Evan Hansen, has severe anxiety disorders, and after a classmate’s suicide, Hansen gets wrapped up in an intricate story to establish friendships he did not have. Additionally, the story takes many twists and turns, and it is impossible to guess what happens next.
As a result, fans are rushing to purchase Dear Evan Hansen tickets. As usual, a Broadway musical garnering this much popularity has an extensive schedule. The Music Box Theatre on Broadway has the critically acclaimed show taking the stage through April 2018.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
There is nothing more intense in sports these days than the UFC. The physical and mental fortitude it takes to compete at the highest level is incredible to watch. Fans are always appreciate of the show these fighters put on, and it is why it has been awarded five stars.
From Conor McGregor’s trash talk as well as Ronda Rousey’s epic arm bars, the UFC has a lengthy history of being one of the most entertaining professional sports. Whether it is a Fight Night or a main event, there are always skilled fighters looking to prove they belong in the promotion or deserve a shot at the title.
Upcoming exciting events include UFC Fight Night on May 28th. This will feature Light Heavyweight legend Alexander Gustafsson in his home country of Sweden against a formidable opponent in Glover Teixeira. Then on June 3rd, UFC 212 is headlined by Jose Aldo, who will defend his Featherweight title against Max Holloway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The next artist on our list with a spotless review record in none other than James Taylor. Since the late 60s, James Taylor has used his voice and acoustic guitar to become one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. His fan-first approach even in 2017 is why he is so well-reviewed. Generations of fans can related to him due to his timeless classics.
“Carolina In My Mind” and “Fire And Rain” are two of his classics that are still played on the radio today. Additionally, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” earned Taylor his first Grammy. Every summer soundtrack is not complete with a little bit of James Taylor.
In 2017, tickets for the James Taylor summer tour are must have. Alongside Bonnie Raitt, the duo will hit a variety of major venues in the US. Whether be a classic ballpark or professional sports arena, James Taylor will most likely sell out at every stop.
When it comes to the blues, guitarist Joe Bonamassa is it the top of the food chain. People respond well to Bonamassa’s performances because he was born to play the blues. For almost 30 years, Bonamassa has been in the music industry. At 12, the young guitarist toured with blues legend B.B. King. For nearly 20 shows, Bonamassa was rubbing shoulders with rubbing shoulders with greatness. That was the launching pad that drove him to be the headliner of his own tour years later.
Since 2000, Bonamassa has produced 11 #1 albums on the Billboard Blues charts. Additionally, he has been nominated for multiple Grammy’s, but has yet to break through.
Bonamassa has also shared the stage with the like of Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Foreigner. His reputation as one of the most profound blues guitarist to ever play did not come lightly.
His extensive 2017 tour has blues fans excited. Find your Joe Bonamassa tickets today to see why he continuously receives a 5-star rating.
Last but not least is the rising star, Chris Stapleton. With a Grammy under his belt already, Stapleton is one of the realest country music musicians in a while. As his second album is about to be released, Stapleton is ascending in to the upper echelon of country music. Rather than conform to popular “bro country” genre, Stapleton has stayed true to his roots. This is the main reason Stapleton resonates so well with the fans.
Traveller and From a Room: Volume 1 are the two albums that have allowed Stapleton’s career to get off to such a hot start. Traveller is cleaning up at all the award shows including a Grammy win for Best Country Album. It has also gone double platinum in the United States, no small feat. His only competition in the industry seems to be coming from Luke Bryan, although they attack the genre in two very different ways.
Whether it is “Parachute” or “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton’s genuine approach and ability to create complex music that is easy to listen to is becoming second to none. He is embarking on a solo tour in 2017 as well as opening for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. That alone should tell you that his stock is on the rise, and he’s ready to take over the country music industry.
After 35 reviews, Celine Dion comes in with a 4.9 rating. This angelic voice deserved to be on the list because of her lengthy career and her affinity for residencies in Las Vegas.
One of the most polarizing artists in the industry today is John Mayer. However, his talent speaks for itself. His voice and acoustic guitar has allowed him to carve out a wildly successful solo career. He is such a polished musician that he earned a spot to tour with Dead & Company, the rebirth of Grateful Dead. Mayer is also currently rated at 4.9.
I guess you can’t please everyone. Out of 77 ratings, Hamilton has been able to maintain an impressive 4.9 rating. This epic show lit up the Broadway stage and had a record setting night at the Tony Awards in 2016. Lin Manuel-Miranda’s masterpiece will live on for decades as one of the best shows to ever hit The Great White Way.