From experiencing live music under the stars at an outdoor amphitheater, to rocking out at an arena, or taking a road trip to a music festival, there is something special about summer concerts, and Live Nation is celebrating the start of the season with National Concert Day on May 1, as well as the “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion,” which offers over 1,000,000 tickets to some of Live Nation’s summer tours for just $20 (that’s all-in, no additional fees).

Presented by State Farm and produced by Live Nation, National Concert Day is a time for the artists and fan communities to unite around their love of live music. With most tours and festivals already announced, it’s also a great time for fans to plan out their summer concert schedule throughout May, June, July and August.

In celebration of National Concert Day, for one week only, Live Nation is launching their “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion” by making over one million tickets available for just $20. There will be tickets for 50+ tours and 1000+ shows at venues across the nation. The general on-sale for the “Kickoff to Summer Ticket Promotion” begins Tuesday, May 2 at 8am local time, and continues for one week through Tuesday, May 9. See below for a highlight of performers offering $20 tickets, and visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Red Hot Chili Peppers at Bluesfest 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at RBC Bluesfest in 2016 – photo by Scott Martin Visuals

Additionally, on National Concert Day, Live Nation is producing a special concert in New York City at Irving Plaza presented by State Farm. This year’s celebration features performances by Jason Aldean, Foreigner, The Roots, Daughtry, Prince Royce, and Nickelback.

Prior to the performance, several of the artists will stop by to chat with media about their upcoming summer tour including, OneRepublic, Rob Thomas and Paul Doucette (Matchbox Twenty), Joan Jett, Adam Lambert (Queen + Adam Lambert), Phillip Phillips, Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind), John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Mike Einziger and Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Straight No Chaser, Scott Bradlee (Postmodern Jukebox), Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), Cheap Trick, Jason Bonham, The KIDZ BOP Kids, and more. The National Concert Day event will be hosted by NBC’s Lilliana Vazquez.

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The following Canadian shows are a part of the $20 ticket deal:

2017 Rock and Roll HOF Inductees YES feat, Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman – Massey Hall Toronto 09/19/2017
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Edmonton 07/13/2017
Blackbear – Commodore Ballroom Vancouver 05/29/2017
Blackbear – Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto 07/06/2017
Bob Dylan – Air Canada Centre Toronto 07/05/2017
Bob Dylan – Barrie Molson Centre Barrie 07/02/2017
Bob Dylan – Budweiser Gardens London 07/06/2017
Bob Dylan – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Vancouver 07/25/2017
Bob Dylan – Prospera Place Kelowna 07/24/2017
Bob Dylan – Richcraft Live at the Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa 06/29/2017
Bob Dylan – Rogers K-Rock Centre Kingston 06/24/2017
Bob Dylan – Rogers Place Edmonton 07/19/2017
Bob Dylan – Save on Foods Memorial Centre Victoria 07/27/2017
Bob Dylan – Tribute Communities Centre Oshawa 07/04/2017
Boston – Budweiser Stage Toronto 07/11/2017
Bush – Rebel Toronto 05/18/2017
Chicago – Budweiser Stage Toronto 07/19/2017
Chris Hadfield – TCU Place Saskatoon 05/16/2017
Dean Brody – Abbotsford Centre Abbotsford 06/01/2017
Dean Brody – Canalta Centre Medicine Hat 05/25/2017
Dean Brody – Conexus Arts Centre Regina 05/16/2017
Dean Brody – EnCana Events Centre Dawson Creek 05/27/2017
Dean Brody – Enmax Centrium at Westerner Park Red Deer 05/23/2017
Dean Brody – MTS Centre Winnipeg 05/12/2017
Dean Brody – Northlands Coliseum Edmonton 05/26/2017
Dean Brody – Royal Theatre Victoria 05/30/2017
Dean Brody – Stampede Corral Calgary 06/03/2017
Dean Brody – TCU Place Saskatoon 05/14/2017
Descendents – Rebel Toronto 09/09/2017
Duran Duran – Rogers Place Edmonton 07/10/2017
Future – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Vancouver 06/09/2017
Future – Rogers Place Edmonton 06/07/2017
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Imperial Vancouver 06/15/2017
Idina – Menzel Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto 07/14/2017
Incubus – Budweiser Stage Toronto 07/22/2017
Jean-Michel Jarre – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto 05/09/2017
John Legend – Budweiser Stage Toronto 06/17/2017
KORN – Budweiser Stage Toronto 07/25/2017
Lady Antebellum – Budweiser Stage Toronto 06/29/2017
Lionel Richie – Air Canada Centre Toronto 08/24/2017
Lionel Richie – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Vancouver 09/03/2017
Lionel Richie – Rogers Place Edmonton 09/01/2017
Matchbox Twenty – Budweiser Stage Toronto 09/06/2017
Matchbox Twenty – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Vancouver 07/16/2017
Matchbox Twenty – Rogers Place Edmonton 07/14/2017
Miranda Lambert – Brandt Centre Regina 10/06/2017
Miranda Lambert – CN Centre Prince George 10/01/2017
Miranda Lambert – MTS Centre Winnipeg 10/07/2017
Miranda Lambert – Northlands Coliseum Edmonton 10/03/2017
Miranda Lambert – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Vancouver 09/29/2017
Miranda Lambert – SaskTel Centre Saskatoon 10/05/2017
needtobreathe – Elements Kitchener 05/12/2017
needtobreathe – London Concert Theatre London 05/14/2017
New Kids on the Block – Air Canada Centre Toronto 06/21/2017
Nickelback – Budweiser Stage Toronto 06/27/2017
Nickelback – MTS Centre Winnipeg 09/21/2017
Nickelback – Pepsi Live at Rogers Centre Vancouver 10/01/2017
Nickelback – Rogers Place Edmonton 09/28/2017
Nickelback – SaskTel Centre Saskatoon 09/23/2017
Nickelback – Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary 09/26/2017
OneRepublic – Budweiser Stage Toronto 08/12/2017
OneRepublic – Centre Videotron Quebec City 08/09/2017
OneRepublic – MTS Centre Winnipeg 08/15/2017
OneRepublic – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Vancouver 08/21/2017
OneRepublic – Rogers Place Edmonton 08/18/2017
OneRepublic – SaskTel Centre Saskatoon 08/17/2017
OneRepublic – Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary 08/19/2017
Perfume Genius – Imperial Vancouver 07/15/2017
Queen + Adam Lambert – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Vancouver 07/02/2017
Queen + Adam Lambert – Rogers Place Edmonton 07/04/2017
Rancid & Dropkick Murphys – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre Vancouver 08/15/2017
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre Edmonton 06/23/2017
Rise Against – Budweiser Stage Toronto 06/11/2017
Scorpions – Budweiser Stage Toronto 09/22/2017
Serena Ryder – Echo Beach Toronto 05/27/2017