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www.livenation.com

Wednesdays are now not only your best day for website updates with Web Watcher, but also the best day to buy summer concert tickets with Live Nation. In a press release issued Monday, the concert promoter announced, "No Service Fee Wednesdays, June 10 at 12:01a.m., offering fans some fo the lowest prices of the summer on all tickets in our amphitheater both reserved and alwn tickets with no ticket service fees on any livenation.com-ticketed amphitheater show, and only at www.livenation.com This includes all 4 packs, 6 packs and other special offers." Note that this is only for today, Wednesday June 10, not every Wednesday\, and the promotion ends at midnight.

Stubhub.com

This is a pretty well-known site already for people who love going to sporting evenrts, but it's notable for it's seller-friendly aspect. While most ticketing outlets provide tickets directly from the vender, Stubhub is great if you have tickets you're looking to get rid of via a valid (instead of scalping them or using craigslist) you can use stubhub to sell your tickets. It's also great to get tickets for a sold-out event.

www.livekick.comLivekick.com is a way to get you the cheapest local tickets to your favorite concerts all while having the site search for you. It monitors your favorite bands on a daily basis and works in conjunction with other sites like StubHub (mentioned above), Ticketmaster and eBay. The service is free. All you do is sign in, make a list of your favorite bands, then pick locations of where you want to see them. Probably the coolest feature is that you can filter concerts by importing your iTunes library or other music players like Rhapsody. Anotehr great feature is that livekick automatically generates a live calendar of all your concerts, so you can see what you've got coming up this month.

Another helpful site...

Hottix.com

If you're not looking for a concert ticket but want to see a Chicago theater show, Dean Richards has shared a great site with us in the past called hottix.com -- Hot Tix is a program of the League of Chicago Theatres that sells half price theatre tickets. They sell online and at two outlet locations in Chicago.

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