Concert season is back.
Artists like Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney are selling out football stadiums, others are packing arenas, ballrooms, clubs and honkytonks around the country.
Not to mention, the number of stellar country music festivals we have on the docket this year. All that to say, tickets might cost you a pretty penny.
According to a press release from TickPick, one of the more popular secondary ticket exchanges, Garth Brooks is averaging a whopping $216 per ticket on their exchange, good enough for tops on the list.
George Strait and Keith Urban round out the Top 3, but look at Turnpike Troubadours down there at #9.
Granted, the fans who are used to seeing them in dancehalls and honky tonks probably aren’t too happy, but after the hiatus, they’ve officially become of of the hottest acts in the business.
Of course, we all saw how hard it was to get tickets to any of their shows…
Not surprised to Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen on the list, but Sam Hunt sounds like a bit of a head scratcher to me.
And while this is only one metric, what people are willing to pay on secondary markets is a pretty good indicator of who is the most sought after artist in country music.
Nevertheless, here’s the full list of average ticket prices:
1. Garth Brooks – $216
2. George Strait – $191
3. Keith Urban – $180
4. Alan Jackson – $179
5. Morgan Wallen – $176
6. Luke Combs – $170
7. Sam Hunt – $162
8. The Avett Brothers – $150
9. Turnpike Troubadours – $131
10. Brooks and Dunn – $130
And speaking of expensive tickets, if you want to stream Turnpike at Red Rocks, you can get a little preview right here: