Providing a secure and easy-to-use ticketing service is a priority of ours, but it presents certain costs – printing, service provider, box office labor, ticket stock, credit card fees, etc. To recoup those costs, we apply fees to ticket purchases.
Without boring you with a dissertation on the ticket fee puzzle (that people way smarter than us have yet to figure out), it is simply the case that ticketing fees are part of the live music business for reasons that are surprisingly complicated. A sticky wicket! But if you ever buttonhole us in a bar and want an in-depth answer, it’s something we may explain to you in greater detail than you ever thought possible. So don’t do that.