Searching for that perfect holiday gift for the music lover in your life? While unwrapping presents is fun, the memory of live music lasts a lifetime. Here are some of the best tickets currently on the market–from one concert-goer to another.

Phish at Madison Square Garden

While you’ll have to buy this present fairly soon in order to properly plan your trip, seeing Phish at NYC’s Madison Square Garden during their four-night New Year’s Eve run is almost a rite of passage for some music fans. The jam band will perform a different setlist for over two hours each night, complete with a mind-blowing light show and epic dance party. Click here to shop tickets.

Elton John in Las Vegas

After 207 performances in six years, Elton John is finally bringing his Caesars Palace residency to a close. Seeing this living legend live is a bucket list item for most music lovers, so be sure to catch him at the Colosseum for the final 14 dates of “The Million Dollar Piano,” running from April 28 until May 19. Click here to shop tickets.


Whether you’re a die-hard fan or have passively enjoyed the band’s music over the last few decades, a U2 concert is entertaining enough for anybody to enjoy. Catch them next summer on their recently-announced eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour, which will make stops at major cities around North America. Click here to shop tickets.

Springsteen on Broadway

Does the music lover in your life have a penchant for The Boss? Then you must get them tickets to this once in a lifetime show. Springsteen on Broadway is a mixture of storytelling and songs, chronicling Bruce’s career and personal life. The shows are being held at the 960-seat Walter Kerr Theatre from now until June 30. Click here to shop tickets.

Anything at Red Rocks Amphitheater

We’ve already gushed at how beautiful this Colorado venue is, but you really have to see it to believe it. This geological phenomenon is the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world and is located just 10 miles west of Denver. Check out their heavy concert schedule and find the perfect show for your music-loving friend. Click here to shop tickets.

My Morning Jacket ‘One Big Holiday’ Festival

Have somebody in your life who digs on alt and indie tunes? What about tropical getaways? What if you could do both? Well, at My Morning Jacket’s “One Big Holiday” festival (hosted from March 2-6) you can. Bask in the Dominican Republic sun while enjoying the musical stylings of Spoon, Portugal. The Man, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and more, and of course three full shows from MMJ themselves. Click here for more info.

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