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April Kicks off Festival Season with Coachella, Beale Street and Jazz Fest

While Memorial Day weekend tends to be seen as the kick off to summer, April is known as the kick off to festival season. Some of the country’s most talked about, and popular festivals are scheduled to take place later this month, such as Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Beale Street Music Festival, and the famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The secondary market has been climbing in high demand for passes and single day tickets for all three of these festivals. The data provided by TiqIQ gives us with a breakdown of averages and cheapest prices available, all which are listed below.

Coachella will take place in Indio, California on Friday April 15 through Sunday April 17, then again the following weekend on Friday April 22 through Sunday April 24. Coachella offers two weekends of a music and art experience with headliners Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem and Calvin Harris on both weekends. Tickets to Coachella are currently averaging $773 with the cheapest 3-days pass at $403. Other performances at the festival include, Ellie Goulding, Zedd, James Bay, Gary Clark Jr., Courtney Barnett and many more.

While Beale Street Music Festival may not be as popular and well known as Coachella or Jazz Fest, the lineup for 2016 matches up to be equally as impressive. Headliners include Neil Young + The Promise of Real, Beck, Weezer, and Paul Simon, and will take place in Memphis Tennessee on April 29 through May 1. Tickets for Beale Street Music Festival are currently averaging $247 for a 3-day pass, with the lowest pass available at $136. Single day passes are averaging $79 with the cheapest ticket at $72. Flights to Memphis can be found through Hipmunk.com, as well as affordable hotels in Memphis with rates starting as low as $44.

The New Orleans Heritage and Jazz Fest will take place April 22 through May 1, with headlining performances from Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other acts that will appear at Jazz Fest include, Bonnie Rait, Mavis Staples, Snoop Dogg and Van Morrison, as well as several food and cultural villages throughout the ground for fans for experience. A 4-Day pass to Jazz Fest is currently averaging $346 and the lowest pass is available at $333.

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