33 Ticketfly partners named among ‘100 Greatest American Music Venues’

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Is “squad goals” still a thing? If so, here’s some inspiration for your crew: Our Ticketfly posse just swept Consequence of Sound’s 100 Greatest American Music Venues list with 33 ‘fly partners receiving nods.

The influential music blog meticulously scoured the country for venues with a “transportive quality”—venues both large and small, new and old that are known for creating exceptional experiences. The list takes everything from booking and sound to stage and lighting into consideration.

We couldn’t be more excited to see so many of our clients on the list. They represent all corners of the map, from The Space in Hamden, CT to the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA, with rich histories responsible for countless memories. While a ‘fly venue didn’t snag the top honor, we came damn close. Our newest partner, New York City’s famed Bowery Ballroom, came in hot at second, with CoS noting that the venue is “as much a brand as it is a vital organ of New York City’s music scene.”

Congrats to the Bowery Ballroom team and all of our partners who made the list. See where they rank below and make sure to drop in the next time you’re in their respective areas.

100. The Space (Hamden, CT)
99. Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa, OK)
96. The Social (Orlando, FL)
93. The Casbah (San Diego, CA)
88. Bluebird Nightclub (Bloomington, IN)
86. The Bomb Factory (Dallas, TX)
84. Rialto Theatre (Tucson, AZ)
80. The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY)
78, Georgia Theatre (Athens, GA)
74. High Dive (Gainesville, FL)
69. Fitzgerald’s (Houston, TX)
67. The Ready Room (St. Louis, MO)
66. Zanzabar (Louisville, KY)
62. Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles, CA)
61. Trees (Dallas, TX)
58. Crescent Ballroom (Phoenix, AZ)
50. Saturn (Birmingham, AL)
49. Grog Shop (Cleveland, OH)
43. Mississippi Studios (Portland, OR)
42. The Moody Theater (Austin, TX)
39. The Crocodile (Seattle, WA)
35. Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn, NY)
34. Union Transfer (Philadelphia, PA)
30. Black Cat (Washington, D.C.)
29. Merriweather Post Pavilion (Columbia, MD)
20. The Hideout (Chicago, IL)
19. Troubadour (West Hollywood, CA)
18. 40 Watt Club (Athens, GA)
17. Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, OR)
13. Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace (Pioneertown, CA)
12. Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, North Carolina)
5. 9:30 Club (Washington, D.C.)
2. Bowery Ballroom (New York City, NY)

Memphis in May is a true Tennessee celebration

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There’s a popular episode from Aziz Ansari’s hit Netflix comedy Master of None where Ansari’s character takes a date on a trip to Nashville. The trip ultimately goes well, and they have a great time dancing and thrift shopping and doing cutesy hipster stuff. But, with all due respect to Nashville, we can only imagine how much more fun the episode would have been if they took a slight detour to Memphis instead. Particularly in the month of May.

While all nonprofit organizations do work to better their communities, few do it quite like Memphis In May International Festival. The community-based group goes big and bold like a Tennessee rack of ribs, hosting a series of righteous festivals and events during the month of its namesake.

Festivities begin with the star-studded Beale Street Music Festival from April 29-May 1. This year’s lineup features some of the biggest names in music, from Neil Young and Paul Simon to Meghan Trainor and Jason Derulo. The festival was named among Travel + Leisure’s “2016 Music Festivals Worth Traveling For” and listed among Fuse TV’s “Top 22 Music Festivals for 2016.” Continue reading

Ticketfly Talent: Zola Goodrich—Resident Riot Grrrl

Make some noise for the next entry in our “Ticketfly Talent” series, which showcases the many talents of our Flyers. We’ve got loads of musicians, DJs, singers, and artists of all types who are fly by day and rock stars by night (though we tend to think they’re rock stars 24/7). They’re awesome, and we want the world to know.

Today, we catch up with Zola Goodrich, a customer support rep and veteran of the Riot Grrrl scene. She’s helmed keys, bass, guitar, and vocals for various Bay Area bands. Currently, Zola is one-half of awesome duo Bam! Bam! Here, she talks about her DIY beginnings, tire blowouts, and finding gems in the dollar bin.

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I work at Ticketfly in the customer support department. I’ve been playing in bands for a while now. My current band is called Bam! Bam! It’s a duo, me and this other girl Chloe. We have a 7-inch that’s out on a record label from Athens, GA called HHBTM, or Happy Happy Birthday To Me, Records. We’ll be releasing our full-length soon. Continue reading

#FlyFam: Welcoming Ticketfly’s new partners

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Can you believe it’s April already? We’ve been moving in the fast lane here at Ticketfly, launching new products to better serve our users. We recently introduced Facebook Official Events and released a new iOS app. But we’re not here to celebrate ourselves. In the past four months, we’ve had the opportunity to work with incredible new partners all over the country. Please join us in welcoming the newest additions to our #FlyFam.

We’re stoked to add to our growing roster of music festivals. First up is the Beale Street Music Festival, which lands in Memphis, TN from April 29-May 1. The eclectic festival features some of the greatest musical acts around. That statement isn’t hyperbole. They’ve got everyone from icons such as Neil Young and Paul Simon to contemporary stars Beck, Modest Mouse, Meghan Trainor, and Yo Gotti. Does it go down in the “Rockin’ In the Free World” singer’s DMs? Get your ticket, book your flight, and find out. Continue reading

20 artists to see this spring

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We compiled a massive list of hot new artists destined to make an impact this spring. As you might imagine with a team of music geeks, that list got a little lengthy (more than 200 names!), so we hacked away until we found the best of the new best. We narrowed it down to 20 bands representing every genre possible—from lo-fi Spanish garage rock to surprisingly well-done country-rap fusion—who just so happen to be coming to a ‘fly stage near you. Check out our list, then mark your calendars accordingly.

 

Alex G: Dubbed an “indie-pop prodigy” by Rolling Stone, Alex G made quite a mark with his dreamy Domino Records debut, Beach Music.

4.11: The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON ($15+)
4.14: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA ($15+)

 

Andra Day: “Beautiful” is a word commonly used to describe the San Diego native’s powerful single “Rise Up.” The song and her debut album Cheers to the Fall earned her two Grammy nods, along with some major big-ups—including an Apple holiday commercial with music icon Stevie Wonder. Catch her now, before she starts packing arenas.

5.23: Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK ($27+)
5.28: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR ($42+)

 

Aurora: Norwegian folk-pop songstress Aurora isn’t even old enough to get into the venues she’ll be packing in April. She’s only 19, yet she’s already getting featured by everyone from BBC to Rolling Stone. These shows aren’t sold out yet, but they might be once she drops her debut LP, All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend, in March.  

4.6: The Independent – San Francisco, CA ($15+)
4.8: Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR ($15+)
4.9: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA ($15+)
4.20: Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA ($6+)
4.21: U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC ($15+)

 

Diet Cig: Funny name aside, Diet Cig delivers garage-punk done right. The NY duo burst on the scene quickly last year, getting nods from Noisey and Stereogum for infectious tunes like “Scene Sick.” It looks like they’re keeping that momentum going with a packed tour schedule.

4.12: Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO ($20+)
4.18: Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA ($17.50+)
4.20: The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA ($17.50+)
4.23: Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV ($16.50+)
4.24: The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ ($18+)
4.27: The Ballroom at Warehouse Live – Houston, TX ($17+)
5.1: Exit/In – Nashville, TN ($20+)
5.4: Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA ($17+)
5.11: Maverick’s Live – Jacksonville, FL ($17.50+)
6.10: Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY ($12+)

 

Four Tet: Four Tet has never really disappointed, ever. The English electronic musician just recently played unreleased tracks from collaborations with Future Islands, Madlib, and others while subbing in for his pal Benji B on his BBC Radio 1 show. Catch him this spring on stage with his signature laptop, and prepare to groove, a lot.

5.4: Wonderland Ballroom – Portland, OR ($20+)
5.7: Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA ($25+)
5.8: Music Box – San Diego, CA ($25+)

 

Hippo Campus: The Minneapolis indie-rockers are Conan O’Brien-approved. The band performed “Suicide Saturday” on his show last March, before sweeping up fans at SXSW with their infectious sound.

4.28: Top Hat Lounge – Missoula, MT ($12+)
4.30: Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR ($12+)
5.1: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA ($13+)
5.6: The Echo – Los Angeles, CA ($14+)
5.7: Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ ($12+)
5.13: The House Cafe – DeKalb, IL ($12+)
5.17: First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA ($15+)
5.25: Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA ($13+)

 

Jamie Lawson: The British singer-songwriter was the first artist signed to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records. Find out why as Lawson crosses the pond to support Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy on his national tour.

5.3: The Chapel – San Francisco, CA ($15+)
5.4: The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA ($12+)
5.8: World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA ($12+)

 

Kaleo: Already stars in their native Iceland, the quartet signed with Atlantic in the U.S. in 2015 and relocated to Austin. Now we’re getting hip to their blend of folk, country, blues and rock, too.

4.30: Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN ($15+)
5.25: Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ ($15+)
5.30: Revolution Hall – Portland, OR ($15+)
7.30: WTTS Rock on the River – Indianapolis, IN ($33.50+)

 

Lapsley: The British singer-songwriter’s upcoming debut album, Long Way Home, is one of the most anticipated releases from across the bond. It drops March 4 on powerhouse XL Recordings, home of Adele, The xx, FKA Twigs, and other incredible acts, so you know it’ll be good.

4.20: The Independent – San Francisco, CA ($15+)
4.25: Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR ($15+)
5.8: World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA ($15+)

 

Miike Snow: The Swedish indie-pop group that needs no introduction is back on the road after releasing their third studio album, iii.

4.11: Roseland Theater – Portland, OR ($25+)
4.13: The Independent – San Francisco, CA
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4.21: Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA ($30+)
5.20: Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN ($25+)
5.21: Balcony Experience – Millvale, PA ($20+)

 

Mothers: Originally a solo project of Kristine Leschper’s while attending art school in Athens, GA, the band grew with her fanbase—which includes Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes, who asked Mothers to join them on tour to share their delicate indie-pop with the masses. Now they’re doing it again, this time on their own headlining tour.

4.9: Three Links – Dallas, TX ($10+)
4.15: Hal & Mal’s – Jackson, MS ($7+)
4.16: The Syndicate Lounge – Birmingham, AL ($10+)
4.26: DC9 – Washington, DC ($12+)
4.27: Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA ($12+)
4.28: Baby’s Alright – Brooklyn, NY ($12+)
5.5: El Club – Detroit, MI ($10+)

 

MOTHXR: Catchy synth-pop led by Gossip Girl actor Penn Badgley. New jam “She Can’t Tell” is already making waves, with their Centerfold LP set to drop Feb. 26.

4.14: High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI ($25+)
4.20: Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON ($21.50+)
4.25: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA ($17+)
4.26: 9:30 Club – Washington, DC ($20+)
4.28: Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC ($16+)
4.29: Terminal West – Atlanta, GA ($16+)
5.1: The Mothlight – Asheville, NC ($15+)

 

PWR BTTM: Raw, earnest and unapologetic, the queer garage-punk duo is known for making tunes that are catchy and challenge the concepts of gender—and dieting (do yourself a favor and listen to the hilarious and too-real “Carbs”). Their 2015 debut, Ugly Cherries, was a hit with music critics. Now they’re on the road with Ra Ra Riot. Hopefully, some new music is coming soon, too.

4.6: The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO ($16+)
4.7: Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN ($18+)
4.14: Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON ($18.50+)
6.26: The Irenic – San Diego, CA ($14+)

 

Rudimental: The English drum and bass group has swepped up awards all throughout Europe, and now they’re bringing their hard hitting sound straight to the US for a few shows that are sure to impress. Don’t miss the group that’s already worked with the likes of Ed Sheeran, John Newman, Foxes, Alex Clare, and so many others.

5.18: Central Park Summerstage – New York, NY ($39.50+)
5.22: Quartyard (DJ set) – San Diego, CA ($35+)

 

Skrizzly Adams: Skrizzly has a sound unto his own that combines country, hip-hop and rock with his balladeer vocals. His self-released 2014 EP Stains put him on the map but after signing to Atlantic Records, it’s safe to say 2016 will be his year.

4.7: Trees – Dallas, TX ($16+)
4.11: Terminal West – Atlanta, GA ($17+)
4.14: 9:30 Club – Washington, DC ($25+)
4.15: Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA ($20+)
4.23: Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN ($22+)

 

Sunflower Bean: There’s a lot of anticipation for the NY trio’s full-length debut, Human Ceremony, out Feb. 5 on Fat Possum Records. Rightfully so. The sparkly dream-pop of single “Easier Said” has had us in a trance since it dropped last month.

4.6: The Frequency – Madison, WI ($8+)
4.9: Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA ($10+)
4.14: Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD ($10+)
5.17: Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA ($10+)
6.11: Zanzabar – Louisville, KY ($10+)

 

The Shelters: Fuzzy, bluesy and drenched in So Cal sunshine, the L.A. band’s brand of feel good rock ‘n’ roll is sure to translate into a good time onstage.

4.6: Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA ($17+)
4.7: The Independent – San Francisco, CA ($17+)
4.9: The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT ($19+)
4.17: The HI-FI – Indianapolis, IN ($17+)
4.21: Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON ($24+)
4.23: Showcase Lounge – South Burlington, VT ($15+)
5.1: U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC ($18+)
5.3: Terminal West – Atlanta, GA ($18+)

The Struts

The Struts: If this UK rock ‘n’ roll four-piece is good enough to open for the Rolling Stones, then dammit, they’re worth a couple hours of your time and whatever cash you’ve got in your wallet.

4.18: House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX ($15+)
4.27: The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN ($16+)
4.29: Beale Street Music Festival – Memphis, TN ($105+)
5.2: Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA ($15+)
5.18: The Social – Orlando, FL ($15+)

The Suffers

The Suffers: Groovy and sweet, this Houston-based 10-piece serve up what they call “Gulf Coast Soul.” Give it one listen and you’ll be begging for more. Catch them as they join Lake Street Drive on a national tour.

6.9: Barleycorn’s – Wichita, KS ($10+)

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Tor Miller: Tor Miller’s indie-pop jams will get stuck in your head. It’s just a fact. Take recent single “Carter and Cash,” for example. Nylon called the cut “euphoric” with a “stadium-sized hook that can launch a career and dominate a summer.” Press play, then repeat.

4.6: The Independent – San Francisco, CA ($15+)
4.8: Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR ($15+)
4.9: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA ($15+)
4.20: Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA ($6+)
4.21: U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC ($15+)

Hip-Hop goes green at Broccoli City Festival

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Future, Jhené Aiko, and The Internet to headline multicultural Earth Day celebration
 

Hip-hop culture isn’t exactly known for promoting healthy lifestyle choices. Most mainstream songs encourage the opposite—liquor, drugs, and reckless spending of cash. Songs like Dead Prez’s “Be Healthy” never even stood a chance at cracking the Top 40. That’s because, as the NY duo famously stated: “It’s bigger than hip-hop.”

Brandon McEachern, founder of Broccoli City Festival in Washington, D.C., witnessed the greater societal problem firsthand. He was working for MTV in Santa Monica, California but frequented South Central Los Angeles to visit friends.  

“When you go to Santa Monica everybody is happy and running around, but when you go to the hood it seemed like people were sad. There was a lot of despair,” McEachern says. “What I noticed was when you go to Santa Monica, there are salad bars and juice bars on every corner. When you go to South Central, what do you see on every corner? Liquor stores; McDonald’s on every block. That type of stuff affects your way of thinking.”

That’s when the seeds for what would become Broccoli City—a multicultural Earth Day festival promoting healthy living and environmental sustainability—was planted.

“I felt like nobody in our community was doing anything on Earth Day, and when they did do stuff it was never geared toward blacks, Hispanics, or other minorities. I thought it would be so cool if I could bring awareness to my community without being preachy,” the 32-year-old North Carolina native says. “The best way to touch folks is through music.”

Enter the Global Coolin’ Earth Day Block Party. Held in L.A. for the first time in 2010, it featured healthy food vendors and some of the most buzzed about L.A. rap artists of the time, including Dom Kennedy, Pac Div and, buried deep on the flyer, a fledgling Kendrick Lamar.

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Despite the event’s success, there was too much competition in L.A. With his partner Marcus Allen and several relatives residing in D.C., McEachern saw the need for a similar event in the nation’s capital.

“They call D.C. the ‘Chocolate City,’” McEachern says. “There’s just something about the culture. It’s growing. It’s a good melting pot [and] there’s a lot of people of color there.”

They kicked off the first official Broccoli City festival in 2013. It was headlined by southern rapper Big K.R.I.T. and featured acts such as alt-R&B singer JMSN and DJ Tittsworth, among others. The festival also featured healthy food, yoga and fitness demos, art, and more. With time, the acts have gotten bigger: R&B icon Erykah Badu and uber-talented celebrity offspring Jaden and Willow Smith, among others.

McEachern admits that he uses the music to lure people in so he can expose them to the healthy aspects of the festival. “It’s like putting the medicine in the dog food,” McEachern explains.

A big part of that exposure is being able to secure vendors such as Whole Foods who are willing to give away free products.

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“Healthy food is expensive, but when you go to Broccoli City, healthy food is free,” McEachern says. “You might be walking through the festival and someone might just run up on you like, ‘Yo, you want this strawberry juice?’ You’ll be like, ‘Alright, I’m a try it.’ The next week when you’re at the grocery store like, ‘I’m about to buy beer, but I also had that good juice at Broccoli City. Let me get this juice, too.’ And that’s where it starts.”

This year’s festival is on April 30 at the St. Elizabeth East Gateway Pavillion. It features acts such as R&B singer Jhene Aiko, Grammy-nominated band The Internet, buzzing singer and rapper Anderson .Paak, and soulful crooner BJ the Chicago Kid, along with a second stage for local up-and-comers.

The big bait, however, is headliner and unstoppable Atlanta rap force Future. The “Fuck Up Some Commas” rapper might not be the first to pop up when you envision an Earth Day festival, but that’s exactly the point.

“You can’t preach to the choir. I want to touch everybody, especially in our demographic. Artists like Jhene Aiko—she’s cool, she’s conscious and that’s beautiful—but at the end of the day I wanna touch my people in the gutta. Those are the ones that really need the help,” McEachern says. “If I can get them to come just because they want to hear Future, once they get there, they have no choice but to see this stuff. Even though they’re gonna rock out to ‘Commas,’ on the way to see that, they end up getting blessed with some type of knowledge and some awareness of living healthy and sustainability.”

McEachern’s end-goal is to bring the festival to multiple cities and to make it free. He’s already put a piece of that in motion.

While the festival has already sold all of its 11,000 tickets—not surprising considering general admission was $59—people can still gain access through Broccoli City’s Earn a Ticket program. McEachern and his partners host events leading up to the festival where anyone who volunteers an hour or two of their time can walk away with a physical ticket in hand. The events usually sell out within minutes (they charge a $10 fee for supplies), according to McEachern. In recent weeks, dozens of volunteers have fed the homeless through efforts at DC Central Kitchen and social media inspired movement #HashtagLunchbag, and have helped plant a garden at an elementary school.

“Nobody wants to be unhealthy,” McEachern says. “It’s about somebody presenting it to them in a way they can understand it. It’s about meeting people in the middle and really being able share this message, and us coming together as people of color and really standing up for our health and standing up for our families and standing up for our communities.”

We’re Facebook official… Introducing Facebook Official Events

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One single event shared among venues, artists, and promoters.

In 2010, we launched Amplifier, an easy way for partners to amplify an event on social media channels like Facebook to reach more fans. Since then, social media has grown immensely while remaining a go-to source of information—like when a band is coming to town. We’ve always recognized the power of combining social media and ticketing and today, we’re taking that one step further by integrating Facebook Official Events with our self-service platform. Official Events make it even easier to amplify and share your event on Facebook to all your audiences.

Facebook Official Events are single events shared among venues, artists, and promoters in order to maximize event visibility. Official events reduce duplicates while consolidating audiences to a single event with multiple hosts. Best of all? Your workflow stays pretty much the same. This is another part of our master plan to save you time, help you sell more tickets, and keep everyone closely connected to the live events they love.

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The new Ticketfly iOS app is here

Our latest effort to reach more fans and improve the event experience

The Ticketfly iOS app has arrived! Before you read any further, download this bad boy and take it for a spin.

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Our goal is to connect more people to live events and today we took a big step forward with the launch of our new app. The app lets fans easily search for more than 90,000 events powered by Ticketfly each year. Want recommendations for what to see? Our expert curators are hand-picking tastemaker events in our top markets, so everyone can discover something great to experience.

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We specifically designed the app to have the shortest possible path-to-purchase. Fans can buy tickets in as few as two taps with secure, stored payment and shipping preferences. For upcoming events, onsale reminders will ensure no one misses out. Less time and hassle to buy means more ticket sales for you and more live event experiences for fans.

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Beyond selling tickets lightening fast, the app is also super slick. The user experience was built with our new brand in mind, designed to bring everyone closer to live event experiences. Event detail pages are rich with videos, song clips, and artists biographies, so that fans can learn more and get hyped up before an event. Our click and hold purchase confirmation elegantly ensures fans are intentionally buying tickets.

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Digital tickets are stored directly within the app, which means no futzing around in bags and pockets for paper tickets, and fewer folks standing in line at will call. All part of our master plan to give you faster lines and happier fans.

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The Ticketfly iOS app is one more way for you to reach fans on the go, wherever they are. It’s also foundational to the work we’re doing with Pandora. The underlying technology powering our app will help us build the world’s most powerful music platform. Read more about our app journey over on Medium. We’re one step further down the road to reimagining the live event experience for everyone. Now, let’s party.

Paint the town green with Ticketfly

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We’ve been hit with the luck of the Irish. This St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got an abundance of awesome concerts and parties across the country, holiday-related and otherwise. So put on your favorite green T, house a plate of corned beef and cabbage, and get ready. You’ve got some pinching—and dancing—to do.

Washington D.C. / Baltimore

Sure, this may be an Irish celebration, but America’s capital knows how to show our Leprechaun-loving brethren a good time. Come for the celtic rock of Young Dubliners. Stay for the soothing R&B of Dwele, Galactic’s funk, and the spectacle of McDonald’s-themed Black Sabbath cover band Mac Sabbath

3.17: Young Dubliners – The Hamilton; Washington, D.C. ($30+)

3.17: St. Patrick’s Day Party with Black Masala, The Funk Ark, Definition of One – Jammin Java; Vienna, VA ($10+)

3.18: Dwele – Baltimore Soundstage; Baltimore ($25+)

3.18: Galactic – 9:30 Club; Washington, D.C. ($30+)

3.18: XXYYXX – U Street Music Hall; Washington, D.C. ($5+)

3.19: Slamrocked 2016: The St. Paddy’s Day Rave – Bambou; Baltimore ($20+)

3.19: Tortoise – Black Cat; Washington, D.C. ($15+)

3.20: Earthless – DC9 Nightclub; Washington, D.C. ($15+)

3.21: Hippie Sabotage – U Street Music Hall; Washington, D.C. ($17+)

3.21: Mac Sabbath – Baltimore Soundstage; Baltimore ($13+)

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Leap Day = more events for all

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As if 365 days wasn’t enough, the universe decided to give us an extra day this year. Sure, February 29 falls on a Monday—damn you, universe!—but don’t let an extra work day get you down. Instead, get jumpin’ with these Leap Day shows, parties and stand-up.

 

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From “lo-fi surf-wop” to “electronic art-pop,” you can always count on L.A. to deliver 24/7/366—and on the cheap, too!

Sad Girl, Walter, Clean Spill – Resident; Los Angeles ($5+)

Bright Missiles, Jubilo Drive, Bedbugs, Ghosts In Pocket – Silverlake Lounge; Los Angeles (Free)

David Bowie Tribute Show – The Echo; Los Angeles ($5+)

Wild Wild Horses – Echoplex; Los Angeles (Free)

The Controversy and Pom Poms – The Satellite; Los Angeles (Free)

The Gromble, Partybaby, Work Friend – The Wayfarer; Costa Mesa (Free)

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