Tips for getting the best deals on Summer Concert tickets

With summer in full swing there are still many opportunities for you to enjoy a summer concert without necessarily breaking the bank. If you are like me or most college students, then you are always looking to save money but still go out and have fun. Sometimes it seems almost impossible as a college student to be able to do cool things like go to a concert or an amusement park because tickets are ridiculously expensive. As a student I’ve looked at many sites that gives students like you and me tips to do the things you want while also being savvy with the money that you have.

So here are a few quick tips I’ve been given along the way that may help you.

Buy direct from the box office to avoid service fees. Have you ever found a great deal on something and then when you are ready to checkout you have an extra couple dollars added on thanks to “service fees”.  Yeah it no longer feels like a good deal when you have to pay extra just to purchase from that site. However, you can avoid these fees by buying your tickets direct from the box office and save those couple of extra bucks for a cool souvenir.

Buy tickets from real people. I know sometimes it may be hard to trust purchasing a ticket from someone rather than just buying direct from the box office but there are many sites that offer resale tickets that you can feel secure buying. In particular I would recommend Ticketmaster, StubHub, or Vivid Seats. These three offer the lowest resale tickets available and some even come with deals such as parking passes.

Sign up for websites that will notify you when ticket prices drop. In the past I’ve heard of using this tool for airline tickets but before now I had no idea that there were sites that offer you the same for concert or sports event tickets. This a great tool if you are flexible and willing to wait around to buy your tickets.

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Buy tickets the day before or day of the event. Now this may be your last option however if you are willing to risk the concert potentially being sold out then this could work for you. Often time’s re-sellers or maybe tickets holders that had a change of plans are desperate to get rid of their tickets at this point and you may be able to get a really good deal because of it. Like I said it is a risk and there is no guarantee that tickets will still be available but it doesn’t hurt to try if it is a last minute kind of plan.


Hopefully with these tips you will be able to grab some tickets before the summer ends. These are a few I’m looking forward to and maybe if they are in your city you can grab some tickets to see them too.

  • Beyoncé (The Formation Tour)  4/27- 10/2
  • Vans Warped Tour 6/24-8/13
  • Drake (Summer Sixteen Tour) 7/20-10/8
  • Justin Beiber (Purpose Tour) 3/9-7/19
  • Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato (Honda Civic Tour: Future Now) 6/24-9/17
  • Meghan Trainor (The Untouchable Tour) 7/14-9/24
  • Blink- 182 7/22- 10/21
  • Gwen Stefani (This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour) 7/12- 10/15
  • G-Eazy & Logic (The Endless Summer Tour) 6/28- 8/5
  • Maroon 5 7/15- 12/31