A Day at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles

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Live Nation and Ticketmaster are well-known for their positions in the live entertainment business, but what you may not know is that our employees are passionate about making their mark in live entertainment too. Take for example, Ben Hill, senior director of financial planning systems. By day, he manages business platforms and applications, but at night and on weekends, he’s working out the details of a performing arts event he founded and has operated for five years, the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

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18 Signs You’re Fest Obsessed

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Traditionally, basic human needs include food, shelter, and clothing. Here at Ticketmaster, we believe one necessity is glaringly missing from that list: music festivals. Call us crazy, but we can’t live without a regular dose of those unparalleled, life-changing festival experiences. Are you fest obsessed like us? Here are some tell tale signs.

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Spring Event Calendar – Sports & Must See Concerts

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Spring has finally sprung. Now’s the perfect time to shake off that hibernation fog and go take advantage of warmer temperatures and sunny days.

There are plenty of live events, sports games, concerts and family shows coming up in the next several months that’ll make Spring 2014 one to remember. Don’t wait for summer to start having fun—see our list of spring events below, pick up tickets and start making big plans for this bright season.

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Add Your Favorite Artists & Get Ticket Alerts

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Don’t miss your favorite live event or artist again! Are you aware of the benefits of favorite-ing your favorite artist on our ticketmaster.com? And, did you know that when you mark an artist as a favorite on our website we also recommend similar artists and shows based on your favorites? Don’t let it fool you, we’ve set an algorithm to help YOU as an avid live event-goer find exactly what you are looking for.

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Jokes on You! 10 Songs for April Fools Day

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All Fools’ Day, a yearly tradition centered around pulling pranks on your friends. Yes! What could be sweeter?! It may not be a recognized holiday but it is celebrated around the world and has been for centuries. One of the earliest references of April Fool’s Day dates back to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales which was written in 1392!

April Fool’s Day is not only celebrated amongst friends but even public media has gotten involved on the humor. Remember in 1957 when the BBC pulled the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest trick? Or maybe all of the hilarious April’s Fools gags on Saturday Night Live and the Tonight Show.

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#MusicMonday March 2014 – What Are You Listening To?

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March not only marks the start of Spring, but it introduces many onsales for some of the biggest summer tours! From Skrillex to Santana and everywhere in between, chances are an artist you enjoy is hitting the road this summer. In honor of #MusicMonday, we’re highlighting some of the biggest tours going on sale this month that’s on our playlist today! Which artist are you listening to this #MusicMonday?

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What’s in a Presale Ticket? 10 Ways You Can Take Advantage

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Ah, the age-old mystery of the presale ticket. Before an event goes on sale, ticket wizards pull Houdini-like stunts and grab tickets out of thin air before anyone else can blink—right? Well, not exactly. There’s more to a presale than that and it doesn’t require any magic to take advantage—you only need to know where to look…

Ticket Presales Defined

The presale period is when certain event tickets go on sale to a specified group of fans, usually as a reward for their membership or customer loyalty. In advance or during the presale timeframe*, these select fans are given a code which allows them to search for tickets to buy. Fans aren’t guaranteed a ticket during the presale, but they’re given the opportunity to browse ahead of other fans who don’t have the code.

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