Sweetland ticket sales skyrocket; more on sale soon
Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2016
LaGRANGE — If you’re planning to catch a concert at the new Sweetland Amphitheatre downtown this summer, you’d better act fast.
During pre-sales last week, reserved season tickets — that’s the numbered, stadium-style seats for the entire concert series — completely sold out, according to Becca Eiland, Sweetland’s director.
A small inventory of single-ticket, reserved seating will go on sale on April 1, though — but they’re not season tickets.
“Sweetland can’t thank the community enough for its tremendous support,” she said. “Their enthusiasm for our venue was plainly reflected in our strong ticket sales.”
If you weren’t able to snag one of the 1,200 season tickets sold last week, don’t panic, Eiland added. There’s still an opportunity to buy general admission season tickets beginning Friday at 10 a.m. Eiland said about 400 general admission season tickets will available for purchase. If you’re planning to buy, Eiland recommends being poised and ready at your computer at 10 a.m. Friday when they go on sale. General admission season tickets cost $145 each, plus processing fees.
On April 1, single event tickets will go on sale for every other concert in the summer series, with the exception of the September show, which will be announced on that day, Eiland said. Prices vary by seating level.
Eiland also encourages people to check the ticketing website regularly, because new tickets may become available. That’s because certain artists, like Willie Nelson, have fan clubs that have exclusive access to tickets, but if the club members don’t buy them, they can be sold to the general public.
“We continue to encourage everyone who is interested in the latest information about Sweetland Amphitheatre events, ticket sales and releases to go to our website and subscribe to our e-newsletter,” Eiland also said.
So far, based on ticket sales, Eiland said Sweetland seems to be a big hit with locals in particular.
“About 95 percent of the people (who bought tickets) were from LaGrange, which is great,” she said. “We had a couple from Lanett, (Alabama,) Dothan, (Alabama,) Grantville, Hamilton, Newnan, Warm Springs and West Point.”
Sweetland will also welcome people from far away, though, like one ticket holder from Riverside, Illinois.
To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit www.sweetland.events or call 706-298-5434.