Summer is officially here for college students and with the warm weather comes all types of summer activities like events, concerts, and live sport. Tickets for these events aren’t always affordable on a college student’s budget, but with a few ticks you can save big on live event tickets of all types.

Find Cheap Concert Tickets Regardless of When You Buy Them

Summer event tickets for concerts or even sporting events can get pricey really fast, but locating cheap tickets for both isn’t as hard you’d think. You essentially have two different methods: purchase them right when they go on sale from the box office and the slightly riskier but usually cheaper trick of waiting to buy them second-hand from a trusted secondary ticket website like Let’s start with how to get tickets cheap right when they go on sale.

If you don’t want to run the risk on waiting out cheap tickets for fear a concert might sell out you can still usually pick up tickets for a reasonable price if you know where to go.

In a lot of cases you can skip service fees imposed by the likes of Ticketmaster by heading directly to the venue to purchase them. Most large venues and stadiums have a ticketing office where you can purchase tickets directly. This isn’t always the case, but if it’s an option for you it’s a great way to avoid the ridiculous service charges that come when you order tickets online.

It also works when tickets are supposedly sold out. Oftentimes stadiums and venues will release extra tickets the day of the show or game and all you need to do is show up at the box office when they open.