Here’s How to Score Hot Summer Concert Tickets With Points and Miles



Warm summer days and nights are perfect for enjoying some of your favorite cool tunes. Many loyalty programs offer tickets to see popular artists in concert. Here are a few ways to spend your points on music that can’t be beaten.

1. Delta SkyMiles Music Festival Experiences

As a Delta SkyMiles member, you have the opportunity to bid on special experiences such as VIP tickets to music festivals and backstage events at concerts. In addition, many of the VIP packages include special access to lounges and exclusive viewing areas. This summer’s lineup includes some fabulous festivals, including Music Midtown in Atlanta, Faster Horses Music Festival in Brooklyn, Michigan, and Bumpershoot Music Festival in Seattle. At 10,000 miles you can begin bidding on the cheapest concert (a Beatles tribute band); you’ll need more than 89,000 miles to try and score a four-day pass to Lollapalooza, featuring Childish Gambino, Strokes, and Ariana Grande.

2. Marriott Bonvoy Moments

Loyalty members can bid on exclusive experiences as part of the Marriott Bonvoy program. Some of the high notes: You could see Khalid or Shawn Mendes from a luxury suite at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, or you could experience the royal treatment when you’re taking in the Backstreet Boys concert at the iconic O2. Bidding on select concerts start for as little as 15,000 points.

3. Hilton Honors Lawn Days

Here’s a program that can’t help but grow on you: Hilton Honors Lawn Days lets Hilton Honors members get two lawn seats to 100 concerts for 5,000 points each. Choose from concerts in more than 30 destinations with artists ranging from Third Eye Blind and Train to Wiz Khalifa and Rascal Flatts. Have some Hilton Honors points from a Hilton-branded credit card or from catching a ride with Lyft? Use them to catch the rock band Blink 182 or relax to a sweet summer serenade from Pentatonix, the YouTube a cappella singing sensation.


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Sandra Murphy

Holds a master's degree in professional writing and has more than 15 years of experience writing for national and international entities.

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