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The History of Concerts
From orchestras and bands to pop singers, symphonies, and more, concerts have been providing folks with musical entertainment for many, many years. In fact, the first concerts began to pop up in the 17th century, with many of these musical performances happening in colleges and even small homes around the world. Early musicians included the likes of Mozart and Beethoven. Today, concerts range in all types of genres, from hip-hop and country to jazz, folk, and more. Not only that, but concerts have grown to include many different venues. Artists may perform at smaller, intimate clubs, huge outdoor arenas, stadiums, and more.
The Live Concert Experience
Live concerts have certainly evolved throughout the years. Back in the 17th century, musical performances were much more informal and cost little, if anything, to attend. Today, concerts are quite the events! Depending on the artist, you may be among swarms of other fans in the crowd, dancing and bopping to the beat. Some shows are more informal, with outdoor standing-room only, while symphonies and orchestras may be held in more traditional venues with assigned seating. The experience truly will depend on the musician(s) you’re there to see! You may let your hair down and dance the night away or get ready to dress up and enjoy a nice evening out.
Today, there are so many incredible live performers– from those who sing to those who play instruments and, of course, those who do it all! Notable performers include Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Tim McGraw, and many, many more. Of course, popular artists from days past include Prince, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston. With the growth of technology and the music industry overall, there are tons of up-and-coming musicians, including those who find fame via the internet. One of the most well-known YouTube success stories is that of Justin Bieber. No matter what genre you enjoy, there is someone who is ready to put on a show for you!
Noteworthy Concert Events
As concerts continued to grow in popularity over the years, more and more high-profile social events began to pop up. One of the most significant events in the music industry is the annual Grammy Awards which began in 1959 and takes place each January. Not only is it an award show, the Grammy’s include plenty of live performances from the industry’s most incredible stars as well. Other noteworthy concert events include the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival which takes place each year in California, as well as the New York Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert which is an annual free event.
Concert Schedule Information
Luckily for music fans worldwide, you can catch a concert any time of year! Of course, your favorite bands or musicians may have a specific tour schedule that you’ll want to keep track of– but for those who live in big cities, there are always cool concerts happening. Some artists even hold residencies where they perform every night at a specific venue, often somewhere in Las Vegas. Well-known residencies have included Cher, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Backstreet Boys, and more.
Purchasing Concert Tickets
While folks in the 17th century had to rely on word-of-mouth, today there are tons of ways to find out about shows and purchase tickets. SeatGeek is the best way to browse, find, and buy concert tickets. To see available listings, navigate to your favorite artist’s page using the search bar at the top of this page.