An Offer You Can’t Refuse: Seeing A Concert In St. Louis at 1980s Prices
Back in 1987, I rode my bike to the sporting goods store near my house at six in the morning to get tickets to see Huey Lewis and the News.
Tickets were around $25. That started a love affair with concerts that lasted until most shows cost more than my budget would allow. Well this summer, you can get a concert ticket for $20, with a few caveats from Live Nation.
The concert promoter is offering a deal where purchasers can get $20 concert tickets for select shows. Some of the shows that will be offering the ticket deal include Alanis Morissette, Alice Cooper, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Hall and Oates, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, comedian Jim Gaffigan, KISS, Lady A, Maroon 5, The Doobie Brothers, Yacht Rock Review, Zac Brown Band and more.
In order to take advantage of the deal, tickets must be purchased between 11:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, July 28, and 11:59 PM CDT on Sunday, August 1. Tickets do not include ticket delivery or print at home fees. And the promoter says the offer is valid while supplies last.
Looking at the schedule for Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, it seems there are many shows that will be offered for the discounted $20 price.
What this tells me is concert tickets aren't exactly as in-demand as Live Nation thought they might be. I can't exactly tell you why. Certainly here in West Central Missouri there seems to be an appetite for shows. Maybe the attitude is different in the cities? Maybe people haven't recovered financially to justify spending the cash on today's concert ticket prices? Maybe people are leery the shows will come off?
Regardless of the reason, if the one thing keeping you from heading to the city to see a show is the cost, you're in luck. Even with the stupid fees, it's still a pretty good deal provided one of the shows you want to see is part of the ticket offer.