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Tyshaun G.
$ 594
9 hours
30 people
4 months ago
Yo, this place has the absolute best lighting!! Sharon and her team were super helpful and took such good care of us! Seriously, you need to check out the lighting in here. They've got a perfect venue to create such beautiful shots!
Jim B.
$ 285
3 hours
30 people
12 days ago
Erin was terrific making all the arrangements and very promptly! Crystal was an awesome bartender. Really comfortable sitting area in back of bar.
kevon m.
$ 425
5 hours
15 people
2 months ago
Great amount of space and was able to do everything we wanted to. I highly recommend and will definitely rent again.
Reginald T.
$ 750
5 hours
45 people
3 months ago
This space was perfect for our engagement party! It was spacious, classy, and the check in and check out process was very smooth. Loliya was extremely helpful throughout the entire process — quickly answering all of my questions. The bartender we added on was also a great addition — they were prompt and made great drinks. I would certainly recommend this space to others.

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The numbers behind the top 10 most in-demand concerts of the summer

Written by: Rahul Mukherjee

Summer is the unofficial concert season, when major artists hit the road, taking advantage of the good weather, long daylight hours, and breaks from school. Post-COVID-19 pandemic, music fans seem more eager than ever to stand next to thousands of strangers and scream their favorite songs in front of the artist who wrote them.

Summer 2023 is set to be one of the biggest for concerts yet, with demand causing Ticketmaster shutdowns and the emergence of premium seating leading to soaring ticket prices. Live Nation reported a 73% increase in ticket revenue in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the previous year, and The Wall Street Journal dubbed 2023 "the year of the $1,000 concert ticket."

Though many artists are performing this summer, a select few drive the lion's share of ticket sales. Of course, many have read about the unprecedented demand to see Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, but they're not the only ones fans are clamoring to see this summer. To identify the most in-demand artists of summer 2023, Giggster looked at data from StubHub, based on global ticket sales, and dug further into news reports on the numbers behind the most sought-after shows.

Read on to see who else is bringing in the big bucks at arenas and concert halls this summer and how ticket prices and revenue compare.

The Weeknd performs onstage during his "After Hours Til Dawn" tour.

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#10. The Weeknd

After three postponements due to the pandemic, the Weeknd began his "After Hours til Dawn" tour in July 2022. He renamed the tour to promote 2020's "After Hours" and 2022's "Dawn FM." The meshing of the artist's fourth and fifth albums proved a success: The first four shows alone grossed more than $30 million in revenue, with tickets costing $155 on average, according to Touring Data. This triumph pushed the tour into 2023 with a European and Latin American leg, totaling 64 shows.

Ed Sheeran performs on stage during the Teenage Cancer Trust Concert.

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#9. Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is busy this summer with his "Mathematics" and "Subtract" tours. The former will hit stadiums globally; the latter will be a more intimate experience for smaller venues.

The English pop star announced the "Mathematics" tour toward the end of 2022. After five years, he'll return to the U.S. and Canada to promote the 2021 album "=" and 2023's "-" with 35 shows. As of June 21, the tour has grossed more than $392 million, even with 15 more shows to go, according to Touring Data.

In April, Sheeran announced a set of small theater performances for his "Subtract" tour. The tour's North American leg kicked off in May and ends in September, along with his "Mathematics" jaunt. The first six shows alone grossed $8.5 million, as reported by Touring Data. Tickets for the more intimate tour have also been more expensive, with "Mathematics" costing fans $88 on average versus the "Subtract" tour's $107 average price.

Singer James Hetfield of the band Metallica sings on stage at Volksparkstadion.

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#8. Metallica

Metallica's been touring for 40 years since releasing "Kill 'Em All" in 1983, but fans are still coming out in droves. The "M72 World Tour"—named after the band's most recent album, "72 Seasons"—stops at 22 cities worldwide, with dates from April 2023 through September 2024.

Each city has two shows featuring different set lists that dive deep into the metal band's catalog. The set design is also unique, featuring a donut-shaped stage and a mosh pit (dubbed the "Snake Pit") at its center. Playing two nights at some of the biggest stadiums in the world means lots of seats to fill—and, according to Touring Data, as of June 25, they're about 85% sold out.

P!NK performs at BST Hyde Park Festival 2023.

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#7. Pink

Pink is known for putting on a show. Her unique pop and punk rock sound, incredible acrobatics, and gymnastics numbers have been universally lauded.

Her two tours this summer—the "Summer Carnival" stadium tour and the North American "Trustfall" tour—are among the most popular, according to StubHub data. As of June 25, the former is 96% sold out, and it just kicked off in early June, according to Touring Data. It's set to run for 70 shows around the globe until March 2024. Meanwhile, tickets for "Trustfall"—her 14-city North American arena tour running in October and November—were already 88% sold out in April.

With this growth, Pink is on the path to breaking her previous record: In 2019, her "Beautiful Trauma World Tour" became the #10 highest-grossing tour in Billboard Boxscore's history and the second biggest ever for a woman.

George Strait performs onstage for Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert.

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#6. George Strait

With less than a dozen shows announced in 2023, some might be surprised to see George Strait on this list—but no one performs like the King of Country Music. In 2014, Strait planned to retire from touring after performing at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. According to Billboard's Boxscore, it was the largest single-show attendance ever at a U.S. stadium, with nearly 105,000 people crowding in to see him live one more time.

But it turns out Strait isn't done yet. He occasionally does shows in Las Vegas, and in October 2022, he announced a handful of stadium shows with fellow country singer Chris Stapleton, kicking off in 2023. His first show in May grossed $16 million, according to Touring Data. As of June 21—and just three of 10 shows in—Strait's tour has raked in $43 million, with tickets costing fans $264 on average.

Chris Martin of Coldplay performs at Stadio San Siro.

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#5. Coldplay

When Coldplay announced their "Music of the Spheres" world tour, with just six dates in Europe in late 2021, the band sold more than a million tickets in 24 hours, prompting an expansion that has them still on tour nearly two years later. After a couple of delays and cancellations in the western part of the U.S., Coldplay began its U.S. leg on May 6 at Dallas' Cotton Bowl Stadium.

The tour has received praise for its eco-consciousness and innovation, including a live hologram of BTS co-performing "My Universe" with the band. Coldplay ended 2022 as the fifth highest-grossing act in the world, according to Billboard, and they're going strong in 2023. According to Touring Data, the tour has brought in just about $408 million as of April 17, which means nearly 40 shows are not yet accounted for.

Bruce Springsteen performs onstage during the Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band 2023 tour.

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#4. Bruce Springsteen

After a stint on Broadway, Bruce Springsteen announced in February 2022 that he'd be reunited with the E Street Band to perform 19 European shows in 2023. He sold more than a million tickets in a month, prompting "The Boss" to add eight more shows. In April, attendees in Barcelona even saw former first lady Michelle Obama join the group onstage for "Glory Days"—with a tambourine to boot.

Springsteen later announced 21 North American shows, which had a series of problems. Experimenting with Ticketmaster's verified ticketing system to avoid scalpers—yes, the same one that caused major issues for Taylor Swift fans—left some Springsteen lovers to spend up to $5,000 dollars a ticket. Then, COVID-19 made the rounds within the band, forcing the crew to reschedule multiple dates. Despite the high cost and the delays, fans have appreciated the careful selection of songs from each Springsteen era rather than a "greatest hits'' setlist.

Morgan Wallen performs onstage during Morgan Wallen's Dangerous Tour, Night 2 at Los Angeles' Arena.

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#3. Morgan Wallen

Country music fans got an early Christmas gift last year when Morgan Wallen announced his "One Night at a Time" world tour in 30 cities across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand cities. Days later, he added 14 more shows due to high demand.

The controversial country artist, who was arrested for intoxication in 2020 and caught using a racial slur in 2021, has remained popular despite his misdoings. This new stadium tour comes off the heels of his Dangerous Tour, which sold out 48 of its 55 shows. The "One Night at a Time" world tour kicked off in April with a 26-song set list, and it will run until June 2024. As of May 15, the tour has grossed $44.3 million, with tickets averaging $172 a pop.

Beyoncé performs onstage during the opening night of the “RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR”.

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#2. Beyonce

The BeyHive launched their queen to the #2 spot on StubHub's list of the most in-demand artists of the summer. When Beyoncé announced her "Renaissance" world tour in February, tickets sold out in a day. Forbes estimated Queen Bey will gross nearly $2.1 billion when the 57-show tour wraps in September. For those keeping track—and at the risk of reigniting an old rivalry—that'd be $500 million more than the $1.6 billion Taylor Swift expects to bring in from her Eras Tour this summer.

Beyoncé's tour kicked off in May, and the set list includes select hits from her 19-year discography and various covers. But what has her fans talking most is that her 11-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, has been performing with her and has gone viral several times on TikTok. Beyoncé's 36-song set list clocks in at three hours, but fans aren't complaining (even though they're shelling out $147 on average to see her). It's their first opportunity to see her onstage since her last solo tour in 2016.

Taylor Swift performs at the Taylor Swift "The Eras" tour show at Allegiant Stadium.

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#1. Taylor Swift

The "Eras" tour started with a Ticketmaster crash heard 'round the world, which eventually launched a federal investigation. So, suffice it to say, the demand to see Taylor Swift has been intense in 2023. Despite the technical difficulties, Swift sold 2.4 million tickets the first day they went on sale, breaking the single-day record. (Interestingly enough, there isn't data available on the average ticket cost, but needless to say, it's high.)

The "Eras" tour, Swift's first since 2018, spans her 19-year career, with segments devoted to each of her 10 albums, from her 2006 self-titled debut to her latest, 2022's "Midnights." She famously performs two surprise songs during each show, including covers and deep cuts from her catalog. At one performance in New Jersey, Swift debuted the music video for her latest single, "Karma," and brought out featured artist Ice Spice to perform their remixed track. The tour even has its own subculture, with fans dressing up as very specific moments in Swift's career and trading friendship bracelets featuring insider acronyms and jokes only true Swifties can decode.

The fandom for Swift is so passionate that it's helping boost city economies nationwide. According to Fortune, a report from research company QuestionPro estimated the "Eras" tour—which kicked off in May and ends in August—could potentially generate $4.6 billion for local economies nationwide.

Data reporting by Lucas Hicks. Story editing by Jaimie Etkin. Copy editing by Paris Close. Photo selection by Clarese Moller.

About Performances

A performance can be many different things — a play, a musical, a one-woman show, a comedy act, or a live concert, just to name a few. And while the talent on stage will obviously make or break any performance, you should never underestimate just how important the performance venue is to the audience’s enjoyment of the show.

The best performance spaces are beautiful as well as practical. Not only do they contribute to the atmosphere and mood of a show, but they also ensure that audience members feel like a part of the action and enjoy a pleasant night out from start to finish.

But with performance venues of many varying sizes and designs available, how do you choose the right space for your needs? Keep reading for some simple tips and inspiration to help you lock in the perfect location.

The Best Performance Venues

When you find the right venue for a show, it enhances the audience’s connection with the music, play, dance routine, or whatever else is being performed. It allows the artist to showcase their work in the best possible light, and it ensures that every audience member goes home with a smile on their face. Here are a few popular performance space options you might like to consider.

  • Theaters and Playhouses
    Some theaters are small and humble, others are grand and opulent, but they can all set the stage for a memorable performance. From community theaters that seat a couple of dozen people to massive auditoriums that hold hundreds or even thousands, there’s a theater out there to suit everything from independent plays to big-budget productions.

  • Concert Venues
    Like theaters, concert venues come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are designed to host world-famous symphony orchestras, others for global rock bands that always like to crank the volume right up to 11. Concert venues can also be small and intimate or host a heaving mass of humanity — it all depends on the setting you need for your performance.

  • Black Box Theaters
    Performance spaces don’t get any simpler or more uncomplicated than a black box theater. These flexible spaces can be set up in many different layouts and are ideal for smaller performances. This historic 1920s black box theater, for example, is full of old-world charm and sophistication.

  • Outdoor Amphitheaters
    There’s nothing quite like the magic and enchantment of watching a memorable performance under the stars. Outdoor amphitheaters add a real sense of theater and occasion to any performance, offering a unique connection between the action on stage and the natural world.

What to Look for in Performance Spaces

There’s a lot to take into account when searching around for the best performance venue. Not only do you need to consider practicalities such as the size of the space and its acoustics, but you also need to consider the ambiance of the venue and how it affects the way the audience experiences the show. Here are the key issues to think about when comparing performance venues.

  • The Right Atmosphere
    First, think about the atmosphere you want for your performance. For example, do you want an intimate vibe where the audience can feel a close connection with the actors on stage, or are you looking for a space where a great live band can blow the crowd away with a wall of sound? The venue you select needs an ambiance that suits the type of performance you’re hosting.

  • The Right Size and Layout
    Size is an important factor that contributes to the atmosphere of a performance venue. While you want enough space for a big potential audience, a small venue at full capacity will have a much more exciting atmosphere than a larger space that’s only half full. Layouts also vary greatly between performance spaces — for example, some have a traditional auditorium-style setup, others have a stage that juts out into the crowd, and there are also spaces where the stage is surrounded by the audience on all sides.

  • The Right Equipment and Amenities
    Now it’s time to think about the practical features a space has to offer. Put together a checklist of all the must-haves for your performance space, which may include a wide variety of different inclusions. For example, is the sound system suitable, does it have lighting rigs, is there an orchestra pit, and does it have dressing room space and backstage areas?

  • The Best Audience Experience
    You want every audience member that attends your show to go home grinning from ear to ear, so put yourself in their shoes for a moment to consider what experience the venue offers. For example, is it easy to access, does it have private parking, is there a bar for refreshments, and are there enough bathrooms?

  • The Right Price
    Finally, don’t forget about the cost. There are a lot of expenses to consider when putting on a show, even if it’s only a small production, so don’t blow all your budget on a venue you can’t afford.

Performance Inspiration

Having trouble choosing the best performance space for your needs? Here’s some inspo to give you a few venue ideas.

  • Opulent Playhouse Performances
    Some theater productions call for the grandest of stages so that those show-stopping numbers and spellbinding soliloquies captivate all in attendance. These majestic theaters boast period decor, tiered seating, and have often hosted plenty of famous performers throughout their history. This lavish New York theater sets the stage perfectly for a grand performance.

  • Unplugged
    There’s something about an acoustic performance that allows a musician to connect with their audience on a completely different level. The perfect performance space for a live and unplugged gig creates a cozy, intimate vibe that helps bring the audience and artist closer together.

  • Black Box Brilliance
    Staging an experimental production, or maybe just a small performance that doesn’t need space for a large audience. A black box theater provides the ideal setting for shows on a tight budget, for anyone who wants to establish a close connection with the audience, and for those performances that involve audience interaction.