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Belly Up and Up and Up

Frequently, the biggest show you can see at Belly Up Aspen is the act that isn’t all that big yet.

By Andrew Travers July 1, 2015 Published in the Midsummer/Fall 2015 issue of Aspen Sojourner

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A growing number of top-tier artists have played free or cheap shows at Belly Up on their way to breaking out as national stars, often returning with higher-priced, harder-to-get tickets. Did you shell out $125 for one of Kaskade’s two shows celebrating the club’s tenth anniversary in January? Well, fifteen lucky music fans saw him there eight years ago for $20 apiece. And he’s not alone.

October 2006: $10, 69 tickets sold
February 2007: $15, 84 tickets sold
August 2007: $15, 111 tickets sold
Today: Haven’t been back; sold out a three-night run at 9,525-seat Red Rocks Amphitheatre in July

February 2007: $20, 15 tickets sold
January 2015: $125–$275, nearly sold out two nights

February 2009: $18, 394 tickets sold
March 2010: $25, sold out
May 2014: $136–$246, sold out two nights

March 2010: $12, 110 tickets sold
July 2013: $28–$55, sold out
April 2015: $38–$65, sold out

December 2010: $35, sold out
January 2015: $135–$325, sold out

April 2013: $35, sold out
Today: Haven’t returned; sold out 18,200-seat Madison Square Garden in March and 9,525-seat Red Rocks in July

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