Goldstar Events

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Goldstar Events logo.png
Type of site
Electronic commerce
Available inEnglish
OwnerGoldstar Events, Inc.
CEOJim McCarthy
ProductsTickets for sports, concerts, theater, entertainment events
LaunchedFebruary 2002
Current statusOnline

Goldstar is a privately held event discovery service based in Pasadena, California that sells tickets to leisure activities such as live entertainment, theatre, concerts, dance, film screenings, and sporting events. The company serves markets in 26 metro areas including San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Sacramento, Portland, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia and Miami. It focuses on young people who may not ordinarily choose to go to live events, and custom-tailors content for its members based on preferences.[1]

Goldstar's business is both web and mobile-based[2] and has membership exceeding 7 million.[3] They have 4,000 venue partners.[4]

The current CEO is Co-Founder Jim McCarthy.


Goldstar debuted February 14, 2002 and was launched by e-commerce experts Jim McCarthy, Richard Webster and Robert Graff. The web site was the first to introduce user reviews and event ratings online for the live entertainment industry. In April 2011, Goldstar appointed Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Moriarty and Matt Coffin to the Advisory Board.

In September 2011, Goldstar sold its 5 millionth ticket and introduced its patent-pending "Sit with Friends" feature.


  1. ^ Teachout, Terry (June 23, 2007). "What Young Audiences Want". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2008-01-10.
  2. ^ Furchgott, Roy (November 15, 2006). "Nights Out in New York Just Got Cheaper". New York Times.
  3. ^ "Goldstar Press Room". Retrieved 2008-01-10.
  4. ^ "Facts & Info | Company | Goldstar". Goldstar. Retrieved 2017-08-31.

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