Music lovers know the best part of summer is live music at outdoor venues. Nothing beats hearing your favorite band or artist with the warm summer sun setting late into the evening and a blanket of stars emerging as you sway and move to your favorite beats and grooves. Unless, of course, you’ve scored concert tickets through Hilton Honors’ Tickets With Points.
With a host of outdoor amphitheaters, Hilton Honors and Live Nation make it even easier to enjoy summertime tunes. Members of the fastest-growing hotel loyalty program can redeem Points to purchase concert tickets – and other live entertainment – directly through Live Nation and Ticketmaster sites. Simply connect your Hilton Honors and Ticketmaster accounts, and you’ll be ready to pay with Points when you go to purchase tickets to your favorite event. And what better time to score tickets to a show and plan for an adventure with Live Nation, Hilton Honors and a host of Hilton hotels than Live Nation’s Concert Week, May 10 through 16. During this week, fans can purchase all-in tickets to more than 3,800 shows across North America for 12,500 Hilton Honors Points. Any taxes will be added to checkout as applicable to each city, state and venue.
Whether rocking out, dancing the night away or easy listening from lawn seats, it matters where you stay and where you play. These are some of Live Nation’s biggest outdoor venues, and nearby Hilton hotels are ready to put a cap on an entertaining getaway.
Dos Equis Pavilion
The longest-running outdoor facility in the Dallas area, Dos Equis Pavilion at Fair Park accommodates 20,000 music fans during its Live Nation events. Located three miles from downtown, the pavilion features soaring views from its lawn and outdoor amphitheater and is just one portion of the year-round attractions found at the 277-acre South Dallas park, featuring some of the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the U.S. Fifteen minutes away, guests of Canopy by Hilton Dallas Uptown can immerse themselves in the neighborhood culture of the Arts District and the vibrant local nightlife. While staying at Canopy, borrow a complimentary bike and take a jaunt along the scenic Katy Trail, lounge in the European-styled Free Ride café and take in city views from the indoor/outdoor rooftop Upside bar.
Music City USA is home to a number of concert halls, including Downtown Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater, located along the Cumberland River. Within walking distance from the 6,800-seat amphitheater and visible from the lawn is the new 30-story Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown– the largest Embassy Suites in the country. Enjoy dinner and drinks with another stunning view from the hotel’s 30th-floor Overlook restaurant and bar or the city’s newest hotspot, Hand Cut Chophouse, before exploring other musical hotspots like the historic Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame, both within a mile of the hotel.
FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park
Miami’s 32-acre Bayfront Park is another thriving community space welcoming visitors to events and attractions year-round. Concertgoers can enjoy musical settings with the Downtown Miami skyline serving as a backdrop at the 8,500-seat FPL Solar Amphitheater located within Bayfront Park. Music fans can walk to the show from The Gabriel Miami Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton, just 18 minutes by foot or a 4-minute Lyft. Hilton Honors members can earn Points for every dollar spent on Lyft rides simply by linking their Hilton Honors and Lyft accounts. When not hanging bayfront, enjoy the eclectic boutique hotel’s courtyard and rooftop pools, where private cabanas and Bella’s Bar create a lively space to mix and mingle with fellow guests.
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
St. Louis, Missouri
One of the largest outdoor venues in the Midwest, the legendary Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre accommodates up to 19,000 music-loving guests in its open-air amphitheatre, lawn and VIP Club. Nestled within Maryland Heights near the Missouri River, the entertainment center is within minutes from St. Charles historic district and Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park for additional outdoor fun. And, two minutes from the amphitheatre, Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Louis Riverport – Airport West is a perfect home away from home during your getaway. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, complimentary parking and Evening Receptions on Thursdays during your stay that includes fully equipped kitchens in its all-suite room offerings.
Celebrate warm weather in New England at the Leader Bank Pavilion, overlooking the Boston Harbor, where sailboats and some of the nation’s most historic sites set the scene. The 5,000-seat outdoor pavilion is part of the thriving redeveloped Seaport District of Boston, which features the scenic Harborwalk and a variety of restaurants, bars and attractions. Stay in the heart of it all at the dual Hampton Inn Boston Seaport District and Homewood Suites Boston Seaport District, just a 5-minute walk from the pavilion. Both properties provide free hot breakfast and Wi-Fi, an indoor swimming pool and pet-friendly, connecting rooms with harbor and city views.
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Enjoy a weekend at the beach with your favorite artists at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, a 20,000-seat outdoor concert venue located in Virginia Beach. From April through October, the venue hosts up to 40 events with concertgoers able to select from canopy-covered seating or lawn seats. Stay on the beach at DoubleTree by Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront South and you’ll be a 20-minute Lyft ride away from the music and mere footsteps away from the soft sand of one of the nation’s most popular beaches. With the Virginia Beach boardwalk and oceanfront bike path running past the door of the waterfront hotel, guests can savor summer and, of course, signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies.
Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
The North Atlanta suburbs are anything but sleepy, with a plethora of outdoor venues for entertainment found across the area. In Alpharetta, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre has been providing live entertainment since 2008, offering 12,000 seats to events that cover all genres, from rock to country, pop to classical and hip-hop to jazz. The Hamilton Alpharetta, Curio Collection by Hilton is five minutes from the amphitheatre in the center of historic downtown Alpharetta, surrounded by eclectic boutique shops and diverse local indoor and outdoor dining. The hotel adds its own flair to the neighborhood with its compelling food & beverage program, offering a variety of events from themed culinary pop-ups to beautifully curated wine dinners. Featuring an open-air bar and restaurant, Carrie’s, and an expansive green terrace, the hotel is the perfect destination for social activities and elevated experiences.
Bringing live music outdoors in Orange County, California, Downtown Irvine’s FivePoint Amphitheatre accommodates 11,730 concertgoers in a venue featuring an open-air amphitheatre and lawn seats along with craft beer, cocktails and a variety of food for fans to pair during musical outings. Just 15 minutes from the amphitheatre, stay at the newly renovated Hilton Garden Inn Irvine East/Lake Forest and bask in the Southern California sun at its outdoor heated pool, then grab a bite before your gig at the Garden Grille & Bar, which serves breakfast, dinner and handcrafted cocktails daily.
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