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Live Nation ditches Ford Amphitheatre ticket fees with 'No Service Fee June'

One of our favorite concert promotions of last summer, Live Nation's No Service Fee Wednesdays, is back -- but instead of one day a week, it's here for the whole month of June.

Yes, Live Nation just announced No Service Fee June, during which tickets to most concerts at many Live Nation venues -- including Tampa's Ford Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach's Cruzan Amphitheatre, Miami's Bayfront Park Amphitheatre and more -- on on sale without service fees. Speaking as someone who once paid $40 in service fees for $110 worth of tickets, we can assure you, that's a good deal.

Before we run down the full list of eligble concerts at the Ford Amphitheatre, including Rihanna, Dave Matthews Band and Sting (above), a couple of caveats:

-- "No Service Fees" does NOT mean "No Fees, Period." Parking fees, shipping fees and the occasional other fees may apply. But it depends on the show. We just tried to buy tickets to Dave Matthews Band, Rihanna and Lilith Fair, and no parking fees were tacked on. Your results may vary.

-- Last year, Live Nation's No Service Fee Wednesday deals stretched into September. So it's possible they may extend it beyond June.

After the jump, get a list of all the Ford Amphitheatre concerts that are eligible for this promotion.

June 11: Brooks & Dunn

July 3: Sting (above) with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

July 17: The Scorpions

July 28: Dave Matthews Band

July 30: Rihanna with Ke$ha

July 31: Santana

Aug. 10: Mayhem Festival with Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God and more

Aug. 11: Lilith Fair with Sarah McLachlan, Norah Jones, Erykah Badu and more

Aug. 13: Brad Paisley

Aug. 25: Jack Johnson

Sept. 1: Creed

Sept. 10: John Mayer with Owl City

Sept. 18: Kings of Leon with the Black Keys

Oct. 1: Rush

Oct. 8: Jonas Brothers with Demi Lovato

One note: Tickets are not yet on sale for Rascal Flatts (July 16); Toby Keith (Sept. 3); the Uproar Festival featuring Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold (Sept. 4); and Sugarland (Oct. 15), even though those shows have been announced. If those shows go onsale in June, they'll be eligible for the No Service Fee deal, too.

And while tickets for Aerosmith (Aug. 7) and Goo Goo Dolls (Aug. 15) are scheduled to go onsale sometime soon, those shows haven't been officially announced, so details are still being hammered out. Stay tuned.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: AP

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:19pm]


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