How to Save Money on Concert Tickets
Love live music but hate the toll it takes on your wallet? Check out these money-saving tips that will help get you into the show without emptying your piggy bank. Brought to you buy SeatGeek, the smart way to buy tickets.
1. Wait to buy
It may seem scary to wait until the last minute to buy tickets, but for many concerts and live events prices on the secondary market fall in the weeks and days leading up to the show. On SeatGeek the average concert ticket costs 19 percent less a week out from the show compared to a month out from the show. While this tip works well with smaller groups, there may be a tradeoff: if you want to sit in a specific row or have a large group, it might make sense to plan ahead a little more.
2. Look for weeknights
Many of the bigger tours this summer, including both Adele’s tour and Drake’s tour, have multiple stops in some of the major cities. Fans looking to attend those concerts should make sure to check ticket prices across all those events, as weeknights tend to have lower prices than Friday or Saturday shows. Fans can often save around 20 percent if they are willing to see the artist on a weeknight, although they might also have to explain to the boss why they fell asleep at their desk the next day.
3. Check other nearby cities
Seeing your city on a major artist’s tour announcement can fill you with joy, but the really smart shoppers will also look to see what other nearby cities have performances. Fans in New York know all too well how in-demand the concerts in their city are, and the savvy ones will look to see if the artist is performing in nearby places like New Jersey and Philadelphia.
4. Only buy from sites with guarantees
There is nothing worse than showing up to a concert, having your tickets not work, and having no way to get new tickets or your money back. When making an investment in tickets fans should always make sure to use a site like SeatGeek, where all the sellers have at least a money-back guarantee, and a customer service team is around to help find replacement tickets if possible. Buying from a seller on the street may seem like a smart idea, but if the tickets don’t work you are often unable to get into the show, and unable to get your money back.