Most Affordable US Cities for Concert Trips in 2024

Summer brings concert season, but costs vary widely across the U.S. for live music experiences.

Upgraded Points analyzed eight factors in 50 large U.S. cities to find the cost of a weekend concert trip for one person.

 Factors include concert ticket prices, flight and Airbnb costs, meals, alcohol, T-shirts, and ride-shares.

Major cities like New York ($1,793) and San Francisco ($1,692) are the priciest for concert weekends.

Lexington, Kentucky, is the cheapest, with a weekend concert trip costing about $1,037, thanks to lower flight and Airbnb costs.

Cleveland, Ohio, offers affordable concert trips at $1,073, with cheap beers and concert tickets under $158.

Cincinnati, Ohio, provides ninth-lowest concert ticket prices at $132.90, with flights and stays under $600 combined.

Memphis, Tennessee, known for its music history, has low concert ticket prices averaging $132.90.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offers a budget-friendly concert weekend at $1,128, with affordable Airbnb stays and concert tickets.

Other affordable concert cities include Baltimore, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Louisville, and Orlando, with costs ranging from $1,129 to $1,141.11.