July is a month filled with appearances from some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry to the thrill of all music lovers in and around Kansas City. Luckily, many upcoming concerts still have tickets available. Even more fortunately, there are some great ways to get cheap tickets to the concerts in Kansas City that are coming up soon.
Going to a ticket broker is rarely the best way to get great ticket prices for concerts, though when one waits until the last minute to buy tickets, this sometimes seems like the only choice. Instead of settling on a ticket broker that may charge two to three times what the concert ticket is worth, turn to local classifieds like those found on Craigslist to find current ticket holders who may be trying to unload concert tickets they can no longer use. They will often sell these tickets at face value or even below in order to get some of their money back.
Special Tip: Those using online classifieds should safeguard purchases by making sure the tickets are in hand before turning over cash. Tickets should be thoroughly inspected to verify authenticity. Printouts and promises of will call tickets should be avoided at all costs. Those purchasing tickets through classifieds must always meet the seller in a well-lit, public place. It is best to take a friend along as well.
Another option for cheap tickets to Kansas City concerts is StubHub. The resellers at StubHub sell their tickets at a variety of prices; often much lower than face value. Those selling on StubHub generally do so because it is the easiest way to get rid of tickets they know they cannot use. The upside to StubHub is that buyers know their tickets are legitimate. They do not put their money or themselves in harm’s way. The downside is that buyers pay a 10% fee to StubHub for using the service, which drives the price back up.
The riskiest method of getting cheap tickets to concerts in Kansas City is to wait until the last minute and hope. Walk to the venue about an hour before the concert to begin and look for individuals who are selling their extra tickets. The reason this is risky is that would be concert-goers may have to leave the site empty handed.
Some of the exciting concerts in Kansas City this July include Cypress Hill & G. Love and Special Sauce, Bret Michaels, Carly Rae Jepsen, Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, Deafheaven, Steve Earle, David Allan Coe, Matchbox Twenty and the Goo Goo Dolls, David Byrne and St. Vincent, One Direction, Zoogma, Train, Boz Scaggs, and the New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men, who will be performing together at the Sprint Center on July 21.
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