Ticket packages no longer mean that a mystery-meat hot dog and cheap domestic beer are included with your seat. Live Nation and Sleep Train Amphitheatre announced Tuesday the introduction of the country megaticket, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. One fee gains you entrance to six country superstar concerts at the venue, giving you a reason to rock those cowboy boots all summer long.
The benefit of getting a megaticket -- aside from the aforementioned boot wearing -- is pretty clear: presale. Megaticket buyers get access to the shows (and the seats) before the general public, which means better sightlines and proximity. So when you're shouting romantic stuff at Brad Paisley, there's a chance that the acoustics will carry your verbal love letters to the Paise himself -- a better chance, anyhow, than when you were perched in section 305, row M. Maybe you're not a Paisley fan. Hey, that's cool. These folks are playing, too, so you can yell love stuff at whomever you choose:
2015 Sleep Train Amphitheatre Country Megaticket Lineup
- June 6: Brad Paisley, Justin Moore, Mickey Guyton
- July 10: Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Sam Hunt
- Aug. 2: Darius Rucker, Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne, A Thousand Horses
- Aug. 16: Dierks Bently, Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae, Canaan Smith
- Oct. 3: Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Frankie Ballard
- Oct. 16: Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch
Prices for the megatickets start at $275 for lawn seats and go up to $675 for premium seating, and each package includes parking for one car. The tickets go on sale on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m, and will only be available for a limited time. Check megaticket.com for more deets.
Hannah Lott-Schwartz, a San Diego native, moved back to the area after working the magazine-publishing scene in Boston. Now she’s straight trolling SD for all the music she missed while away. Want to help? Hit her up with just about anything at all over on Twitter, where -- though not always work-appropriate -- she means well.