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mendel
12-17-2010, 03:00 PM
http://www.songkick.com/concerts/7325176-jake-shimabukuro-at-kravis-center

I was looking to see if the Maestro ever got down to the South Florida area and I found this site that I have never heard of before. I have seen concerts with legendary artists like Sting, Tom Petty, Billy Joel, et cetera, and I have never paid this much. Ive always gotten really good seats too!!! I am curious if this is the norm for the cost of tickets for a Jake Shimabukuro show. I'd love to see him, but tickets for my wife and I could cost the same as a Brahms new "K" brand Uke!!!! Is this normal???

Mendel

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
12-17-2010, 03:09 PM
$45 for good seats here. He's good but he's not $306 good. Something's fishy.

Faricelli
12-17-2010, 03:10 PM
No thats crazy. The tickets for his show in Chicago were $28.00.

Uncle Leroy
12-17-2010, 03:12 PM
IF Jake knew of this he would probably blow a gasket. Outrageous.

mendel
12-17-2010, 03:17 PM
Aube there's a 6 degrees of separation thing here. I'd figure someone here has a way to contact him. That is absurd.

JT_Ukes
12-17-2010, 03:33 PM
prolly a sold out show.. that is not a normal ticket sellers sight.

haolejohn
12-17-2010, 03:55 PM
he came to Atlanta last year or the year before and we paid $20 for our seats. We were sitting in the very front row, with our feet propped on the stage. I would never pay $300 for a concert. regardless who it is.

Lori
12-17-2010, 03:57 PM
I saw Jake in Glendora California last year for about $26 per ticket. The concert was at Citrus College, and it was a nice concert hall. It is a little far away from the big cultural center of Los Angeles though. The concert for next March in Orange County has tickets ranging in price from around $15 - $100, depending on the seat location.

–Lori

Nuprin
12-17-2010, 04:26 PM
Paid $18 when he came to VT this past June.

fitncrafty
12-17-2010, 04:36 PM
Here in Albany NY the tickets are listed at $28 each... coming in April...

mds725
12-17-2010, 04:43 PM
March 26, 2011, San Francisco -- $30/$50/$75
http://www.sfjazz.org/concerts/2011/spring/artists/shimabukuro.php

Prices seem to be rising as Jake becomes more popular. I saw him at Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco in April 2010. The venue was small and all tickets were $30.

KamakOzzie
12-17-2010, 04:45 PM
Mendel, I followed the link from SongKick to the venue website. They have tickets listed at $32.

http://www.kravis.org/index.cfm?&fuseaction=performances.detail&performance_id=1227

Someone is trying to scalp them !

Bill

Shin
12-17-2010, 05:17 PM
When Jake came to Japan, it is about $ 70. Eagles is about $100, Jack Johnson is $80. When pay $306 in Japan, gorgeous dinner is included. LOL

SimplyLuo
12-17-2010, 05:17 PM
I paid $45 to see him in Princeton

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
12-17-2010, 05:31 PM
Maybe the tickets come with a bag of popcorn.

OldePhart
12-17-2010, 05:59 PM
Maybe the tickets come with a bag of popcorn.

For that price - it better be a popcorn stand complete with vendor's license! LOL

Seriously, I've seen scalpers actually get those kind of prices (and higher) but only for really big mainstream names in major venues that are sold out well in advance. As much as we love Jake, your average man on the street has probably never heard of him.

Me, I love a good show, but $75 is about my max, and that better be for really good seats. The last couple of concerts I went to were the Chieftans at Bass Hall in Ft. Worth a few years ago and I only paid about $30 but that was because I couldn't do better than a nosebleed seat without going to a scalper - which I simply refuse to do. More recently I saw Jonny Lang in Grand Prairie - I think I paid $45 for those and we were about four or five rows back from the stage.

John

Shin
12-17-2010, 06:14 PM
Maybe the tickets come with a bag of popcorn.

Maybe a bag of popcorn is $264, shipping is $10, and a ticket is $32.

By the way, I think various ticket is too expensive in Japan...

Dane
12-17-2010, 07:47 PM
Santa Barbara in March I believe it was, about $35 if I remember correctly

rasputinsghost
12-17-2010, 08:03 PM
~$35 in NY