Filling Seats With Deals

With the economy and ticket-buyers struggling, a pair of Chicago venues have taken steps to keep seats filled by giving concertgoers a break with lower-priced tickets and two-for-one deals.

The Old Town School of Folk Music offered two-for-one tickets to a recent Mavis Staples and Booker T. & The MGs fundraiser.

Similarly, the Harris Theatre Web site features a link: “don’t let the economy keep you from what you love” with exclusive offers and lower-priced tickets for performances.