If we apply the Consumer Price Index to the CAV ticket prices, we begin to see what a bargain this series really is!

The current season is offering four concerts which means an average adult ticket price well less than $10 -- this is less than the parking fee for a comparable concert in Chicago!

Season Adult Student CPI

Adult (adj. to 2000)

Student (adj. to 2000)

1944 $6 $3 9.77 $59 $29
1960 $8 $4 5.81 $46 $23
1969 $10 $4 4.69 $47 $19
1972 $12 $5 4.11 $49 $21
1979 $16 $7 2.37 $38 $17
1983 $18 $9 1.73 $31 $16
1989 $20 $10 1.39 $28 $14
1992 $25 $11 1.23 $31 $14
1993 $28 $12 1.19 $33 $14
1996 $32 $14 1.10 $35 $15
1998 $35 $16 1.06 $37 $17
2003 $38 $15 0.94 $36 $14
2004 $40 $15 0.86 $35 $13