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Learn how to save money on tickets to your favorite concert. Find tips, articles, and other advice on scoring cheap concert tickets or better seats for less dough.

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  • Some bands and artists are able to give away free or discounted tickets through their websites. They often have drawings for backstage passes, front row seats and other goodies. Join your favorite...
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  • Buying a concert ticket directly through the venue, or at local music stores, will save on both postage and administrative fees charged by Ticketmaster and other big retail outlets. This works...
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  • Their loss is your gain. If someone can no longer go to the concert and is stuck with tickets, you might be able to pick them up at a nice discount. You can often quickly find a great deal, with a...
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  • Sometimes, concert promoters will drop the price 30 minutes after a concert starts, if numbers are low. They’ll take a cut in their profit margin in order to fill seats. Don’t count on it, but...
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  • Their loss is your gain. If someone can no longer go to the concert and is stuck with tickets, you might be able to pick them up at a nice discount. You can often quickly find a great deal, with a convenient local transaction, through Craigslist.org or your local newspaper classifieds. Check those ticket sections first. Sites like Stubhub.com [...]
  • Some bands and artists are able to give away free or discounted tickets through their websites. They often have drawings for backstage passes, front row seats and other goodies. Join your favorite artist’s website or fan club and be the first to hear about upcoming concerts and gain first access to ticket sales.
  • Lovetoknow.com tips for finding cheap concert tickets
  • Be the first to see new, up-and-coming bands on university and college campuses. Look in campus newspapers and websites to find information on future concerts and shows. You might be able to catch a band for $5 now, and in five years their shows will be selling for $100. Universities and colleges are also a great source for plays, symphonies and [...]
  • Often, concert promoters will team up with corporate sponsors, such as car companies or food manufacturers, for cross-promotions, in order to get fans of a certain artist or band interested in their products. One example would be a car company that offers free concert tickets for customers who take a test drive and listen to a sales pitch. Look [...]