Much has happened since 2015. Secondary markets like Indianapolis, IN; Raleigh, NC; Austin, TX; Kansas City, MO; Topeka, KS; St. Joseph, MO; Omaha, NE; Providence, RI; Scranton, PA; Hartford, CT; Oklahoma City, OK; Tulsa, OK; Des Moines, IA; Cleveland, OH; San Jose, CA plus dozens of other cities have become regular tour stops for enormous, touring concert acts. The Canadian markets have also grown immensely since the mid-2000′s. This is good news for all of us!
The “primary markets,” for example, New York City, Boston, L.A., Dallas, Philly, Chicago, Seattle, etc., now do multiple night concerts with the same acts. This is also good news for all of us.
There are also a lot of smaller cities and towns that can support concerts, and there are a lot of willing acts to play in those markets if the routing schedule is correct.
There are more and more concert venues available for independent concert promoters now.
A new group of independent concert promoters is doing European concerts. You can join that group!
The bottom line is that the concert business is a very healthy, vibrant, huge entertainment slice of the pie growing rapidly in this era.