The Oregon Zoo Celebrates 35 Years of Live Music

Most people go to a zoo expecting live animals, but at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, you can also expect great live music. In 1979, the zoo became the first in America to host a summer concert series and they’ve been throwing great summer concerts ever since. In celebration of their 35th anniversary, the Oregon Zoo Summer Concert series is back from June to September with an exciting schedule of world-class artists.

Get your tickets now! Concert tickets grant admission to the zoo the day of the show.  Also, you can become a member of the zoo today for exclusive concert pre-sale access and many other benefits.

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ArtPadSF: Shaking Up Art and Music at the Iconic Phoenix Hotel

ArtPadSF, a boutique and avant-garde art fair, is returning to The Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco May 16th-19th. The city’s most provocative hotel will be filled with contemporary art installations from first-class local and international artists. Whether you’re an art enthusiast looking to add a piece to  your collection or just want to have a good time, mark your calendar for ArtPadSF. Get your 1-day ($15) or 3-day ($35) passes now.

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Ticketfly Gives The Crocodile A Fresh New Look

Now that’s how a venue’s website should look. Ticketfly Marketing Services just hooked up our partner, The Crocodile in Seattle, with a clean new site. We’re pleased to announce our recent partnership with the Croc and show off their new (online) digs. 

The Crocodile has been around since 1991, and they’ve acquired an established rep as the best live music venue in the Seattle area. Legendary bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and even Yoko Ono have graced the stage, and the talent keeps pouring in. In the past few years The Beastie Boys, Ben Harper, Alt-J, Destroyer, tUnE-yArDs, Hieroglyphics, and many more great artists have preformed at the Croc. 

Whether you prefer indie rock, gangster rap, reggae, or pop, the Croc has a show for you. Upcoming concerts at the Crocodile include Mobb DeepKate NashLogic, Sweet WaterTurquoise Jeep, and JoJo & Austin Brown. Check out all of their upcoming shows and buy tickets here.

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Summer Festival Spotlight: Toronto Urban Roots Festival

We love Toronto, and just had an awesome time there for Canadian Music Week. Never been? Now’s your chance. Our partner, Collective Concerts, presents the Toronto Urban Roots Fest this summer (July 4-7th, 2013) at the Fort York Garrison Common. This indie-rock destination festival with 4 nights and 2 days full of stellar music is the perfect reason to plan a trip. Headliners include She & Him, Arkells, Fitz & The Tantrums, Flogging Molly, Belle & Sebastian, and many more (see full line-up below).

Get a 4-Day pass for $150 or a VIP 4-Day pass for $350 (check out VIP perks here). Can’t make all four days? Buy single-day tickets:

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Ticketfly Venues Dominate Rolling Stone’s List of America’s 20 Best Rock Clubs

Congratulations to the seven Ticketfly venues that made the cut in Rolling Stone’s “Venues that Rock” list of the 20 best rock clubs in America.

Ticketfly’s partners blew the competition away from coast to coast (if they included Canada we’re sure the Horseshoe Tavern would have made it in), taking up over a third of the list.

Nice job, everybody! We already knew you were special, but a little recognition in the press doesn’t hurt.

Ticketfly has more than twice as many partners among the honorees as any other ticketing company. Here’s the list:

Photo credit: Mary Bonney,

Ticketfly Tours: Fitz & the Tantrums, The Joy Formidable, The Thermals

Go away, winter!  You’ve overstayed your welcome. Step into spring with Fitz & the Tantrums, The Joy Formidable, and The Thermals, coming to a Ticketfly venue near you!


Without a doubt, “MoneyGrabber” was the “can’t get you out of my head” anthem of 2011. This radio smash launched indie pop/neo-soul act Fitz & the Tantrums onto the world stage. After three years of tireless touring, Fitz and gang are back with an updated sound, new album, and a more energetic live show than ever! Check out “Out of My League” for a taste of this upcoming tour with Hunter Hunted.

Concerts currently on sale via Ticketfly:
4/12: 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA
4/13: Haw River Ballroom – Saxapahaw, NC
4/20: LIFE the Place to Be – Ardsley, NY
4/23: Double Door – Chicago, IL
4/24: The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
6/14: The Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
6/17: Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
6/23: Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
7/4 – 7/7: Toronto Urban Roots Festival (4 day pass) – Toronto, ON
7/5: Toronto Urban Roots Festival (single day pass) – Toronto, ON

Check here for newly announced events.


A Welsh frontwoman who can shred?  Sign us up!  In support of their latest record, Wolf’s Law, Alternative rock powerhouse, The Joy Formidable, will be spending much of 2013 on American soil, breaking hearts and melting faces one show at a time.

Concerts currently on sale via Ticketfly:
4/7: The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
4/12: Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
4/20: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
4/21: 9:30 Club – Washington DC
4/26: The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
4/29: Trees – Dallas, TX
5/6: The Social – Orlando, FL
6/7 – 6/8: Snowmass Mammoth Fest – Snowmass Village, CO 

Check here for newly announced events.


One of Fuse TV’s 30 must-see acts at SXSW, Portland indie darlings and seasoned road veterans, The Thermals, are gearing up for their sixth album release with an east coast run.  Desperate Ground is slated to drop April 16th, 2013 on Saddle Creek with more tour dates to follow.

Concerts currently on sale via Ticketfly:

5/21: Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
5/24: The Space – Hamden, CT
5/25: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
5/31: Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC

Check here for newly announced events.


Festival Spotlight: Moonrise Festival Brings World-Class Talent to Baltimore

Love electronic music? Steez Promo presents a brand-new destination for electronic music lovers, the Moonrise Festival. Moonrise will be held at Sun Park in downtown Baltimore on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th. This electronic festival has a killer line-up, with artists like Pretty Lights, Excision, STS9, Flux Pavilion, Porter Robinson, and many more. Get your tickets now (GA $149, VIP $225).

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Reliving the Memories: SXSW and Canadian Music Week

From 85˚F Austin to -6˚C Toronto, Ticketfly’s San Francisco staff experienced REAL seasons the past few weeks! We’ve never packed a suitcase more creatively. No, really. Have you ever jammed a bathing suit AND snow boots into your carry-on? Didn’t think so…

Let’s toast one last Lone Star and Canadian to our Yankee and Canuck party partners. We love you, Canadian Music WeekCollective Concerts, The Billions CorporationThe Echo / EchoplexMy Old Kentucky BlogBanjos to Beats.

Now to recap our favorite memories and bands of SXSW and CMW (see below) before we get back to work (and start planning for next year)! Check out our SXSW 2013 and Canadian Music Week 2013 Facebook albums and relive the moments with us.

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Ticketfly Summer Spotlight: Pozo Saloon – Celebrating Over 150 Years of Music

Summertime and the living’s easy. Almost. As we count down to summer and all its glorious music festivals, endless parties, and beautiful weather, the Pozo Saloon, in Pozo, California, comes to mind. Located in San Luis Obispo County, Pozo makes the perfect summer day trip.

Pozo Saloon is a pioneer and landmark of West Coast live music, and cranking out shows for 150 years definitely deserves an applause. Celebrate with Pozo at their upcoming shows, which include:

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