Arguably the biggest cohort of people who attend concerts—which seem to be the means by which a number of performers are finding to be the means, perhaps the only means, by which they are able to make a sufficient amount of money to keep the lights on—are students, and directly after them are those who have recently been students.
According to FinanceBuzz the average ticket price for classic rock acts between 2017 and 2021 was $119.14. Pop: $100.65. Rock: $85.94. Then within those categories, the performer with the highest average ticket price during a single tour for Classic Rock was Bruce Springsteen, at $508.93. Pop, Lady Gaga: $337.43. Rock: Metallic: $229.31.
These numbers are enough for one to shout Jesu!
Which then might lead to a solid financial move, in that the least expensive musical genre is Christian, with the average ducat going for $39.38.
That’s a third of the average price of a ticket for Classic Rock.
The Christian performer with the highest average ticket price was Laurent Daigle, at $58.64.
That’s about 12% of the price of a ticket to see the Boss on Broadway.
Which brings me back to students and those who have recently attended organizations of higher learning.
A recently conducted survey by Morning Consult based on the fact that the federal student loan payment moratorium is going to disappear in 2023 found that 30% of the respondents said that they would “probably not” be able to afford their student loan payments and another 28% said that they’d “definitely not” be able to pay.