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 $110 worth of tickets, we can assure you, that's a good deal.
-- "No Service Fees" does NOT mean "No Fees, Period." Parking fees, shipping fees and the occasional other fees may apply. But it depends on the show. We just tried to buy tickets to Dave Matthews Band, Rihanna and Lilith Fair, and no parking fees were tacked on. Your results may vary.
-- Last year, Live Nation's No Service Fee Wednesday deals stretched into September. So it's possible they may extend it beyond June.
After the jump, get a list of all the Ford Amphitheatre concerts that are eligible for this promotion.
June 11: Brooks & Dunn
July 3: Sting (above) with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
July 17: The Scorpions
July 28: Dave Matthews Band
July 30: Rihanna with Ke$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