Maybe you’re still paying off your Taylor Swift tickets or had to take out a second mortgage to get Beyonce tickets, and are hoping to spend a little less money on your next concert. Live Nation has come to the rescue with their annual Concert Week, offering thousands of $25 concerts nationwide.
Between May 10-16, 2023, concertgoers will get access to more than 3,600 concerts at a special $25 price — pretty much unheard of these days.
Live Nation has been doing this every year since 2018, and the dates for the event have varied each year. If you’re looking to fill up your schedule with cheap concerts, grab a friend and get to booking. Here’s what Live Nation’s Concert Week is looking like in 2023.
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Live Nation Concert Week is selling $25 tickets to more than 3,600 concerts between May 10-16, 2023.
During Live Nation Concert Week, music fans have a rare window where they can buy tickets to more than 3,800 shows across North America for just $25 apiece. (But you have to buy at least two tickets.)
That’s MASSIVE savings. FinanceBuzz recently analyzed concert industry data for 800 top touring acts from 2017-2021. Regardless of which genre you like the most — from the most-expensive classic rock (average ticket price $119.14) to the cheapest ticket, Christian music ($39.38 per ticket average) — a $25 price point is a good deal.
All you have to do is visit LiveNation.com/ConcertWeek between May 10-16 to see the full list of participating events, select the “Concert Week Promotion” ticket type, and proceed to checkout.
And these are “all-in” tickets, which means the $25 ticket price includes all fees and taxes — no surprise convenience fees or service charges.
Tip: If you’re not sure how to find shows, Live Nation lets you search by event, venue, or artist. You can also set the location to the closest city, and the site will only include shows nearby.
Verizon customers and Rakuten members got early access to the $25 concerts on May 9.
If you can’t wait until May 9, or otherwise want to make sure your preferred concert isn’t sold out, you can get to the front of the line if you’re a Verizon customer or Rakuten member.
If you’re enrolled in Verizon Up, you can get access to an exclusive presale for Live Nation Concert Week shows in the U.S. (among the many other Verizon Up perks). The presale starts at 10 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, May 9, and runs until 11:59 p.m. Eastern. All you need to do is link your Ticketmaster and Verizon accounts before or during the presale window to unlock access.
You can also get in on the presale through the shopping platform Rakuten. Once you’re signed up, you’ll receive a presale access code — available within the “My Account” page on Rakuten — that you can use to purchase tickets during the same May 9 timeframe (10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Eastern).
If you’re a Hilton Honors member, you can use your points to pay for all or part of your ticket purchase for select Concert Week shows.
If you’re a member of the free hotel loyalty program Hilton Honors, you can connect your Hilton Honors and Ticketmaster accounts (yeah, Ticketmaster is the same company as Live Nation) and use your points to pay for part or all of your ticket purchase.
Hilton Honors members earn points via a number of activities, from staying at hotels, to booking Lyft rides, to using the Hilton credit card. Now, the number of Hilton Honors Points needed to purchase a concert ticket varies based on the show and the availability of tickets — but according to Hilton Honors’ website, the redemption rate for tickets starts at 10,000 Hilton Honors Points.
If Hilton’s average cost per night is about $150 and Hilton Honors members earn 10 Base Points per $1 spent, you’d need to spend $1,000 at Hilton hotels to earn 10,000 points. So that means you would need to stay for about 7 nights to earn 10,000 points. (However, this can vary based on promotions, elite status, and other factors that can earn you Bonus Points.)
Some of the year’s top concerts are part of Live Nation Concert Week.
While massive names from all of the different genres are part of this Concert Week promotion, indie bands and small-venue shows are part of it, too. So, you can choose to see your favorite artists in an intimate setting or experience the whole arena-rock vibe, if that’s your thing.
Here is a list of some of the more well-known bands and tours included in Live Nation’s Concert Week:
- 3 Doors Down
- 5 Seconds of Summer
- Alejandro Fernández
- The All-American Rejects, New Found Glory, The Get Up Kids & More
- Avenged Sevenfold
- Beck & Phoenix
- Big Time Rush
- Boy George & Culture Club with Howard Jones and Berlin
- Bret Michaels Parti-Gras
- Bryan Adams
- Charlie Puth
- Counting Crows
- Darius Rucker
- Def Leppard & Mötley Crüe
- Dermot Kennedy
- Dierks Bentley
- The Doobie Brothers
- Fall Out Boy
- Fuerza Regida
- Garbage & Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
- Godsmack and Staind
- Gov’t Mule’s Dark Side of the Mule
- Hank Williams Jr.
- Janet Jackson
- Jason Aldean
- Jelly Roll
- Jimmy Eat World & Manchester Orchestra
- Keith Urban
- Kidz Bop Kids
- Larry June
- Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire
- Louis Tomlinson
- Luke Bryan
- Lynyrd Skynyrd & ZZ Top
- Marca MP
- Maroon 5
- Matchbox Twenty
- Miranda Lambert
- The Offspring
- Outlaw Music Festival feat. Willie Nelson & Family
- Parker McCollum
- Rob Zombie & Alice Cooper
- Rod Stewart
- RuPaul’s Drag Race
- Sad Summer Fest: Taking Back Sunday, The Maine, PVRIS
- Sam Hunt
- Shania Twain
- Slightly Stoopid
- The Smashing Pumpkins
- Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort & More
- Tears for Fears
- Thomas Rhett
- TLC & Shaggy with En Vogue and Sean Kingston
- Wu-Tang Clan & Nas
- Young the Giant with Milky Chance
- Zac Brown Band