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Live Nation scraps ticket fees — for now

For a music lover like myself, rising temperatures only mean one thing – it’s time to break out the folding chairs and head to my local outdoor amphitheater for a season of big-name summer concerts.

Unfortunately, many of us find that money is a lot tighter this summer and concert promoters are concerned that this season lawns won’t be quite as packed with fans.

In hopes of avoiding a ticket buying slump, Live Nation Inc., the world’s largest concert promoter, has announced a special summer promotion that allows fans to buy tickets without tacking on the usual fees and surcharges that can really break the bank.

Live Nation will kick-off the promotion on Wednesday by forgoing all ticket fees for amphitheater lawn seats in an online, 24-hour sale. The discount will save fans between $9 and $12 on tickets that generally cost about $25.

According to an AP report, Live Nation plans to continue the promotion, though on a lesser scale, every Wednesday for the rest of the summer. Hopefully, we can all save money this summer while still enjoying our favorite bands under the stars.