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Farm Aid tickets bring scalpers’ reputations even lower

Markups seen even for benefit show

An attendant scans the ticket of a fan entering the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Aug. 31 to see the Zac Brown Band.
An attendant scans the ticket of a fan entering the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Aug. 31 to see the Zac Brown Band.
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When Larry Lewis went online about three weeks ago to purchase tickets to Farm Aid at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, he discovered the concert was sold out. So he turned to StubHub, a website that re-sells tickets to concerts, sports and other live events. And when he saw how much the tickets to Farm Aid cost, he grew angry. “Seats were about $800,” said Lewis, who lives in Glenville. “The lawn seats were north ...

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