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As adults, life can get busy and hectic. Adding kids to the equation can make stress build up and it feels like you barely have time for yourself, let alone your love life. It is important for couples to take to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company. Date nights create opportunities to spend time with your partner and have fun, without worry or stress. Call up the babysitter (or any friends and family that owe you a favor) and explore our picks for a fun parents’ night out.

Throwback Concerts

Music is a great way to let loose and have fun with your partner. Take an evening to enjoy the sounds of the days before the kids with concert tickets from TicketSmarter. No matter what genre of music you favor, rock, country, hip-hop and R&B, we’ve got you covered. 

Aerosmith & The Black Crowes

Get ready to rock out when you get Aerosmith tickets. After more than 50 years, this award-winning outfit is setting out on its final concert tour. The opening act will be The Black Crowes, who were crowned by Rolling Stone as the “Best New American Band” in 1990. Join these international rock stars on the road and see the ‘Toxic Twins’ Steven Tyler and Joe Perry live. Sing along to hits like “Love in an Elevator,” “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” and “Dream On.”


This group is no stranger to rock fans having made a major impact since their debut in the ‘70s. Foreigner tickets are a great way to relive some of the glory days of hard rock. With hits like “Jukebox Hero,” “Feels Like the First Time” and “Hot Blooded,” it is easy to see why this rock group remains a favorite.

Lauryn Hill & the Fugees

Make sure to get Lauryn Hill tickets as she embarks on an expansive tour to honor the 25th anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The rapper announced last month that she would be going on tour for the anniversary of her solo album. The Fugees will open for the U.S. shows marking the first time in over 15 years that Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will perform together.

 As the Fugees’ frontwoman, Lauryn Hill became the first woman to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album in 1997. The group disbanded shortly after the 1996 release of The Score and each member made strides in their solo music career. Enjoy a soulful concert and groove to hits like “Doo Wop (That Thing),” “Killing Me Softly” and “Everything is Everything” with Fugees tickets.

Luke Bryan

This country star never fails to entertain with songs like “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,” “One Margarita” and “Play It Again.” With Luke Bryan tickets you and your partner can see this popular star live. Bryan has played sold-out shows for millions of fans and has had a prominent impact on the country music industry. He was Billboard’s Top Country Artist of the 2010s and has won CMT and AMA awards for Entertainer of the Year and Country Artist of the Year.

50 Cent

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this rapper’s debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ with 50 Cent tickets. During the tour, you can get hyped and enjoy hits like “Candy Shop” and “In Da Club.” Get tickets today and see one of the best rappers of all time live.


Get your Pitbull tickets and see this iconic rapper live in concert along with two other global Latin stars, Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias. For couples that enjoy dancing and want to let loose, getting tickets to The Trilogy Tour is essential. Witness a show-stopping mix of rap, reggaeton and dance with hits like “Hotel Room Service,” “Bailando” and “Livin’ La Vida Loca.” 

Adult Comedy Shows

Destress and enjoy an evening without the kids with a night of laughter. Swing by the Second City in Chicago, which has seen the likes of comics like Martin Short, Dan Akyroyd and Keegan-Michael Key pass through its doors. Or get a pair of comedy tickets to see acts like Trevor Noah, Kevin Hart, Iliza Schlesinger and Chris Tucker on national tours. Check out other great comics coming to a city near you.

Dave Chappelle

From creating Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central to several hit Netflix specials, Dave Chappelle has been a household name in comedy since his career took off in the 1990s. Chappelle is also an accomplished actor who has appeared in films like Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), Undercover Brother (2002) and Chi-Raq (2015). His brand of humor over the years has earned him Grammy awards for his comedy albums and Emmy Awards for hosting Saturday Night Live. In 2017, he made Rolling Stone’s list of the “50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time.”

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

Quickly rising to fame as a writer and performer on SNL, Tina Fey is one of the greatest comics around. She has starred in comedy films like Means Girls (2004) and Date Night (2010) and created award-winning sitcoms like 30 Rock on NBC and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. 

Amy Poehler is another award-winning comic who was an SNL cast member with Fey. The duo co-hosted the popular Weekend Update segment and received praise for their impersonations of politicians Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin. After SNL, Poehler starred as Leslie Knope in the mockumentary sitcom, Parks and Recreation.

Poehler and Fey are long-time collaborators and have acted together in films like Baby Mama (2008), Sisters (2015) and Wine Country (2019). You’ll be in for quite the show when you get tickets to see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on their Restless Leg tour.

Matt Rife

Head to the comedy club and see this young comic work his magic with Matt Rife tickets. The Ohio native’s improv talents have been showcased notably as a regular at The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, Calif. Matt Rife has also been a guest on the MTV comedy show, Wild N’ Out, created by Nick Cannon. Rife has produced three comedy specials including Only Fans in 2021 and Walking Red Flag in 2023. 

Brad Williams 

Williams is one of the most popular comics today and has appeared on talk shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show. His debut special, Fun Size, was one of the highest-rated on Showtime when it aired in 2015. In 2022, Williams was hired as the lead comic of Mad Apple, a Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. He was the first comic in the Cirque’s history to headline and sell out at the theater. With plenty of anecdotes on daily life, sex, pop culture and more, Brad Williams tickets ensure that you and your partner will be set for a night full of fun and humor.

Night at the Theatre

Seeing live theatre productions is another great way to spend quality time with your partner. Whether you enjoy romance, drama, comedy, etc., there are plenty of Broadway and off-Broadway shows to choose from. If you’re more musically inclined check out these popular jukebox musicals, recounting the legacy of stars like Tina Turner, ABBA and The Temptations.


Get your Hamilton tickets and experience one of the most popular Broadway shows in history. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, this thrilling rap musical puts a spin on the life and death of Alexander Hamilton. The musical features a diverse cast and songs like “My Shot,” “The Schuyler Sisters” and “The Room Where It Happens,” with influences from R&B, pop and soul. Prominent figures from American history who appear in the story include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton’s rival, Aaron Burr. Fans of musicals and history alike will have a great time seeing Hamilton live.

Moulin Rouge

Get your seats to a musical extravaganza packed with passion with Moulin Rouge tickets. At the turn of the 20th century, a young composer named Christian falls for Satine, a cabaret actress who is the star of the Moulin Rouge in the Montmartre Quarter in Paris, France. With show-stopping musical numbers, like “Elephant Love Medley” and “Your Song,” colorful and bright set designs and talented performers, Moulin Rouge is a great option for a fun night at the theatre.


Experience a tale of love that spans life and death itself with Hadestown tickets. Based on an ancient Greek myth, this musical follows Orpheus, a poor singer who ventures to rescue his lover, Eurydice, from Hadestown and the dismal factories run by Hades. Follow the journey of these lovers as they strive to reunite with one another and see how their story inspires others. The musical has received accolades like the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Original Score in 2019.

Clue The Musical

Join Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Colonel Mustard and other beloved characters in this murder-mystery musical with Clue tickets. As this classic board game is brought to life, audiences are hooked by the humor and twists and turns. In this interactive show, audience members are invited to select cards to determine which room the murder took place and what weapon was used. With more than 200 different possible endings, you will experience a one-of-a-kind show making for a memorable date night.

Las Vegas Getaway

Another excellent way to spend time with your partner is with a trip, so go big with a weekend in Las Vegas. This dazzling city creates a beautiful sight especially once the sun goes down with the Strip lighting up the town. From Cirque du Soleil to hypnotic improv to live music and more, there is a good reason that Vegas is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World. Check out our picks of the best live entertainment this city has to offer.  


See Grammy Award-winner Adele live at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace as she continues her Weekends with Adele. The venture marks the British singer’s first Las Vegas residency and has received endless praise from publications like Billboard and The New York Times for her spectacular performance. With hits like “Rolling in the Deep,” “Skyfall” and “Love is a Game,” Adele delivers breathtaking performances each night. Surprise your partner with the chance to see a rich and emotional concert from one of the world’s best singers with Adele tickets

U2 at the Las Vegas Sphere

Another anticipated engagement coming to Vegas is U2’s residency U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at the Sphere, a unique venue with state-of-the-art technology that focuses on creating a completely immersive experience for guests. The residency runs for a limited time, beginning Sept. 29 and continuing to mid-December. While the infamous rock group will be performing mainly from their 1991 album, Achtung Baby, other popular hits may be performed during the show. Enjoy a nostalgic rock concert with U2 tickets.

Live Cabaret & Burlesque Shows

One of the striking shows that you can see live in Vegas is Cabaret le Cirque. Hosted at the Eldorado Showroom, this show is a blend of vaudeville and burlesque, complete with show dancers and gravity-defying circus acrobatics.

Another Sin City live show that adults can enjoy is Absinthe at Caesars Palace. Hosted by The Gazillionaire, a rich and raunchy persona, guests are entertained by his crew of extraordinary and seductive talents like contortionists, jugglers, acrobats and more. Absinthe also has its own Green Fairy Garden which features special cocktails for guests to enjoy.

Other choices for a night where fantasies can come to life include the Flamingo’s X Burlesque, a steamy female revue in an intimate theatre setting and OPM, a space-themed variety show that takes guests to new heights complete with androids, celestial beauties and gravity-defying acts. Paired with delicious food and drinks, any couple will be set for a perfect night in Vegas.

Plan Your Next Date Night

No matter what kind of entertainment you decide to enjoy as a couple, TicketSmarter has you covered for an amazing night out with tickets to more than 125,000 live events. And if you decide to stretch out your date night to a romantic vacation, save on travel costs by browsing exclusive travel deals from HotelPlanner.