COREY ANDREW K   L   O   U   T       S   W   A   G       R   E   V   I   E   W ESNAVI FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th 2014 DOORS 9PM   ::   SHOW 9:30PM $10 ADVANCE  ::  $15 DOOR
MY TICKETMASTER EXPERIENCE Recently I received an exciting new Klout Perk from General Mills, which included some really awesome stuff like two boxes of yummy Honey Nut Cheerios, a sleek, complimentary pair of New Wayfarer Ray-Ban sunglasses and a gift card from Ticketmaster redeemable toward tickets to an event of my choice. I had never purchased a ticket through Ticketmaster before so I was a bit “out of the know” on how to redeem this gift card but the obvious place to start was So I visited the site and Wow, they really do sell tickets for a big array of events with something for everyone. Of course with so many up-and-coming, as well as big-name acts out there, you can imagine there are lots of shows to choose from. The range of seating and price opportunities are varied as well – from the nosebleed seats to front-row VIP seats and every distance from the stage in between. I was happy to find the site offered summary information about the artists / events as well.  This is a great feature because many times people buy gift cards or they may surprise people with tickets to certain shows. So, the bio text comes in handy as a mini profile on who/what/when and where? Site functionality is important for consumers when buying anything online and I found the Ticketmaster site easy to navigate which is also very important for those of us who may not be web savvy.  Most user friend is their alphabetized artist search area that allows you to query when and where your favorite artists are performing – if at all. The range of seating and price opportunities are varied as well – from the nosebleed seats to front-row VIP seats and every distance from the stage in between. There are tickets for every budget. In some cases there are even VIP meet & greet ticket packages available, so technically you could actually buy a ticket to meet your favorite artists.  For example: Check out the VIP Meet & Greet package from Usher on his current world tour.  Pretty awesome stuff! Now having said that, as much as I would love to see Usher in Concert and meet the one artist who I honestly believe Michael Jackson passed the baton to – THAT VIP package price was a little steep for me.  So, instead I decided to put my Ticketmaster gift card toward the purchase of tickets to see the fabulous up and coming R&B sensation, Esnavi. The VHI Soul featured artist will be live with her band on October 17th, at BB King’s in Time Square, NYC.  I had the pleasure of interviewing Esnavi for my column in Corey’s Corner earlier in the year.  Since then, her star has continued to rise with national radio and video airplay, TV appearances and spotlight mentions from Essence Magazine and hot NYC tastemaker radio station WBLS! I’m looking forward to the show!  Thanks Honey Nut Cheerios, Klout and Ticketmaster! Influencer Disclosure: I was given a free product or sample from this brand because I am a Klout influencer.  I am under no obligation to receive the sample or promote/write about this company or its affiliates.  I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.  The opinions expressed here are solely the opinions of Corey Andrew and do not represent the views of the brand or company.