Miami's Ticketmaster Voucher Concerts Are Like a Christmas Present From Your Grandma
Miami has five free concerts to choose from.
Photo by George Martinez
Though the lawsuit has been ongoing for over a decade, Ticketmaster only recently finalized a case over its sneaky service fees, and the justice system agreed that they are, indeed, sneaky. And, apparently, illegal too. So, as part of its $400 million settlement, Ticketmaster announced it would be dishing out free ticket vouchers to anyone who purchased tickets through the site between October 1999 and February 2013, when service fees were at their sneakiest.
Today, Ticketmaster released its list of eligible shows. The list, which will apparently be “periodically updated,” has been met with mixed reviews from the internet at large.
Miami has five options to choose from so far. All of the eligible shows are taking place at Live Nation-owned venues, though Miami's only option to date is Bayfront Park Amphitheater — which is a shame, because the also Live Nation-owned Fillmore Miami Beach has some stellar shows ahead, including Leon Bridges and the recently announced Chance the Rapper.
But Miami's options thus far include a not-so eclectic list consisting of white men who are slightly past their heyday. And Christian rock music.
But free tickets are free tickets, right? It's hard to get mad at free stuff, which is why you feign excitement each year you unwrap another weird but well-intentioned gift from grandma.
The most coveted show on the list thus far appears to be Brand New and Modest Mouse's Bayfront Park Amphitheater concert. The least coveted, unfortunately, goes to the Goo Goo Dolls, though "Iris" is, and will always be, a beautiful song that makes me want to hug myself.
Broward and Palm Beach actually have considerably more options with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, Counting Crows and Rob Thomas, Gwen Stefani, Blink 182, Brantley Gilbert, and Joan Jett and Cheap Trick.
Check out Miami's choice of shows below and visit Ticketmaster's full list of eligible shows to see if there's something you like.
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