50 Pop Culture Events That Will Get You More Than Excited for 2019

See all the movies, TV shows, tours and moments you'll be talking about in the New Year

By Mike Vulpo 31 Dec, 2018 11:00 AMTags
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Goodbye 2018 and hello 2019!

We're so close to kicking off a brand-new year and for pop culture fans, there's a whole lot to look forward to in the upcoming months.

For many, the excitement comes from the start of award season where Hollywood's biggest stars go all out on the red carpet to celebrate the best movies of the past year.

Maybe it's all your favorite musicians who are getting ready to hit the road and perform their biggest hits in your neighborhood.

Or perhaps its a certain TV show that's finally coming back that you have to watch live. No spoilers, please!

Whatever the case may be, we pulled together 50 pop culture events that people will be talking about in the weeks and months to come.

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50 Pop Culture Events Coming in 2019

Pull out your calendar/reminder binder and take a look at our gallery below of just a few must-see events.

We have a feeling you'll want to clear your schedules for more than a few Hollywood events.

Project Runway All Stars Returns

January 2: 14 talented designers—who are all winners from the Project Runway franchise from across the globe—will compete to be named world champion of the catwalk. Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman return as judges.

Colton Underwood Becomes The Bachelor

January 7: Is it going to be the most dramatic season ever? Only time will tell. What we do know is all eyes are on Colton and his 30 contestants who may just find love. 

America's Got Talent: The Champions Premieres

January 7: Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell will help judge the world's most talented, memorable and all-around fan-favorite acts from past seasons of AGT and around the globe from the other Got Talent. Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho and Bianca Ryan are just some of the acts confirmed to participate. 

Stephanie Pratt & Wells Adams Launch New Podcast

January 7: If the teaser is any indication of what's to come, expect plenty of tea, laughs and scoop on The Hills reboot courtesy of iHeartRadio's new podcast appropriately titled Pratt Cast.

Gwyneth Paltrow Releases New Cookbook

January 8: The Goop businesswoman will release The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal with recipes that focus on delicious flavors and clean ingredients.

Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club Premieres

January 8: The actress is heading back to reality TV as she expands her business empire with the launch of Lohan Beach House in Mykonos, Greece. Cameras will roll as Lindsay manages eight American ambassadors hired to staff the club and its restaurant. 

Temptation Island Returns

January 15: After 15 years off the air, Temptation Island is making a comeback! USA Network will be home to 10 new episodes features returning host Mark L. Walberg. After traveling to Maui, four couples will join 24 eligible men and women. On the island, they'll put their relationships to the test by living the "single life." In the end, the couples must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another forever—or go their separate ways. Clearing our schedule for 10 p.m. sharp! 

Luke Bryan Hosts "Crash My Playa"

January 23: Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, Dustin Lynch and more country music superstars will travel to the beaches of Riviera Maya, Mexico for a four-night all-inclusive concert vacation hosted by Luke himself.

Kelly Clarkson Kicks Off Meaning of Life Tour

January 24: With special guests Kelsea Ballerini and Brynn Cartelli, The Voice coach will hit the road in support of her latest album. Expect all the hits and plenty of fun surprises. 

Rent Premieres

January 27: Jordan Fisher, Vanessa Hudgens, Mario, Brennin Hunt and Tinashe are just some of the stars participating in the live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical. Watch it on Fox at 8 p.m. 

Goldfish Epic Crunch Hits Stores

January: Pepperidge Farm has their most epic Goldfish invention yet. Available in Nacho, Ranch and Honey BBQ, the creations are described as a crunchy, full-flavored chip, mashed up into a wholesome Goldfish cracker. Get them at grocery stores at the beginning of the month. 

Potbelly Sandwich Shop's Surprises

January: A new year comes an underground menu very few customers know about—until now. From the "Wrecking Ball" to the "Monkey Business," you may just have a new order when 2019 kicks off. 

Maroon 5 Performs at the Super Bowl

February 3: Football not your thing? No worries! Enjoy the biggest sporting event of the year with plenty of unique commercials and a halftime performance by Maroon 5 and special guest Travis Scott. 

Lady Antebellum Kicks Off "Our Kind of Vegas" Residency

February 8: Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood will take over Palms Casino Resort's Pearl Concert Theater for a special 15-date residency that spans through August 31. 

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Returns

February 12: The wait is finally over! Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Teddi Mellencamp and your favorite ladies from 90210 are back for a juicy season. According to the trailer, Lisa Vanderpump is in the dog house long before Brandi Glanville and Kim Richards make special appearances. 

Ultimate Disco Cruise

February 14: KC and The Sunshine Band, Kool & The Gang, Gloria Gaynor and the Village People are just some of the disco artists who will be performing as dance fever hits the sea! Hop on board a cruise from Fort Lauderdale with stops in Key West and Cozumel, Mexico.

Don't Be Tardy Returns

February 17: Kim Zolciak-Biermann and her family are back for another wild season of Bravo's hit show. And while the reality star has been teasing viewers about what to expect on her PodcastOne "House of Kim" podcast, we're so excited to finally be able to watch. 

Elvis All-Star Tribute

February 17: Blake Shelton helps celebrate one of the greatest musical events in television history with a look back at the network's iconic 1968 special. 

2019 Oscars

February 24: With just a couple of months to go until the biggest award show of the year, pop culture fans are wondering who will replace Kevin Hart as host for the live telecast. We can't wait for the reveal and who will win big.

Shawn Mendes Kicks Off World Tour

March 7: The "In My Blood" singer is preparing for his biggest tour to date as he heads to the states in June to perform his greatest hits for thousands upon thousands of fans. 

Captain Marvel Hits Theaters

March 8: Bring on the girl power. Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Ariana Grande Kicks Off Sweetener World Tour

March 18: It's time to hear "Thank U, Next" live! The pop music superstar will support her fourth studio album with a massive tour that already has many sold-out shows. Normani and Social House will serve as opening acts. 

Thomas Rhett Kicks Off "Very Hot Summer" Tour

March 23: The "Life Changes" country singer will join Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins on a tour that is sure to be "Unforgettable."

Dumbo Hits Theaters

March 29:  Danny Devito and Colin Farrell star in Tim Burton's reimagining of Dumbo. Loosely inspired by the 1941 animated film of the same name, the project is expected to be a huge hit for critics and moviegoers alike. 

Parks and Recreation Cast Reunites

March: The Paley Center's annual PaleyFest L.A. will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of NBC's hit comedy with a cast reunion. 

Game of Thrones Returns

April: Say it ain't so! HBO will air the final episodes of the fascinating yet frightening series. Will we finally get answers to our burning questions? Will Sansa get some sweet revenge on Cersei?! Stay tuned! 

Kathie Lee Gifford Leaves Today

April: For the record, we aren't looking forward to the morning show vet's last day on Today. But we have a feeling the celebration will be filled with happy tears, wine and unforgettable tributes. Cheers to an incredible dynamic duo.

Coachella Music Festival Returns

April 12: Kanye West, Childish Gambino and Justin Timberlake are rumored to be headlining the three-day festival in Indio, Calif. While an official announcement isn't expected until early January, expect plenty of star-sightings, flower crowns, parties and more.

Stassi Schroeder Releases Her Book

April 16: Discover how to embrace your best basic self in this guidebook from the Vanderpump Rules fan-favorite. "People always say to write what you know," she joked on Instagram. "So obvs I wrote about what I know best—being basic."

Stagecoach Music Festival Returns

April 26: Bust out the cowboy boots and head to the California dessert as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Sam Hunt headline one of the country's biggest country music festivals

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So what do you say pop culture lovers? Let's raise a glass and cheers to what could be a very special year in entertainment.