Alan Jackson's record company, Capitol/EMI Records, announced late Thursday night that 3,000 free tickets will be made available for the county music singer's upcoming concert in the Town of Mineral in Louisa County.
According to a news release from the record company, the concert will include three ticket options. The paid options - Gold Circle ($100) and Benefactor ($42.50) - guarantee a reserved viewing location for the concert. The other option is a free general admission ticket.
Capitol/EMI says 100 percent of the net proceeds from the Gold Circle and Benefactor tickets will go to the Louisa Education Foundation (LEF) to help rebuild Louisa County schools damaged by the August 2011 earthquake.
Mineral won the free concert last October after finishing first in the voting for an online contest run by Eventful.com. The concert is scheduled for May 20 at Louisa County High School.
Originally only 425 free tickets were going to be made available, and only to people living in Mineral. People who have already purchased tickets will have the option of returning them for a refund.
To read the full news release, click here.
April 5, 2012
Tickets for the Alan Jackson concert being held in Louisa County are no longer on sale. The tickets were suppose to be available on Jackson's website Wednesday, but the "buy now" button has been replaced with an "off sale" graphic.
According to employees at Mineral Town Hall, they are waiting on another shipment of tickets from Capitol Records. CBS19 also spoke with Ticket Fly, the online retailer being used for ticket purchases. A spokesperson gave no comment on why the tickets are unavailable.
The Town of Mineral won an online contest last October to bring Alan Jackson to town for what was billed as a "free" concert. However, free tickets will only be be available to the 425 people who live within the town limits.