I went to a really good concert last night, the lineup was 5 bands and the ticket price was $15.
Of the five bands, at least one had a gold record and another (the headliner) was platinum at least once. Several of the bands had hit singles that have been on the radio. However for most of them the peak of their fame was about 5-10 years ago.
I can understand local bands charging $10 or so for a concert of 2-3 bands, but how do you make money in that kind of situation where you have a collection of 5 good bands and $15 tickets? There were only 500 or so people there.