If You’re Going to San Francisco… It’s Probably to a Ticketfly Show


Oct. 19, 2012

Ticketfly is now the number one ticketing provider in San Francisco, powering ticketing and marketing for more live music venues than any of our competitorsAnd we’re just getting started; the San Francisco Business Times recently named Ticketfly the fastest-growing technology company in the Bay Area. If you want to find tickets to SF shows or learn more about Ticketfly, click here.

Some prominent new clients in SF include Public Works, Mezzanine, and The Chapel, a new venue in San Francisco’s Mission District which opened with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass after shows featuring Elvis Costello and Steve Earle. Other new venues and promoters include Parish Entertainment Group (San Francisco’s Brick & Mortar Music Hall and The New Parish and Rock Steady in Oakland), Voice Media Group (including SF Weekly), The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, Abstract Entertainment and SBL Entertainment in Sacramento, and Trannyshack San Francisco.

It’s not just a hometown advantage (our HQ is just a few blocks from the home of the San Francisco Giants); Ticketfly has the social media DNA that Bay Area event promoters and customers expect. We found that fans in the Bay Area buy five times more tickets via Facebook than average. For example, in its first month on sale with Ticketfly, Public Works sold two-thirds of all advance tickets via Facebook using our automated social marketing tools (Public Works hosts a lot of EDM shows; check out our recent infographic for more stats on EDM and social media).

Our SF venues also benefit from the way that Ticketfly distributes event listings to our affiliate network of over 200 entertainment sites, helping spread the word and sell more tickets. Affiliates drive 15 percent of advance ticket sales for The Independent, and 10 percent for Brick & Mortar Music Hall and The New Parish.

P.S. Don’t understand the post title? It’s time to brush up on songs about the City by the Bay; check out Scott McKenzie’s Flower Power classic here, or try the techno remix.

(Photo Credit: Jackie Berry)

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