Main Street Batesville’s James Taylor concert April 29th Sold out! (Posted by Ginger Smith)
CUTLINE: Shannon Haney, Executive Director of Main Street Batesville, hands a set of tickets to Lee Conditt, President of Merchants & Planters Bank in Batesville who sponsored the James Taylor / Carole King tribute concert.
Main Street Batesville’s James Taylor concert April 29th Sold out!
Main Street Batesville’s James Taylor concert sells out BATESVILLE – After only a couple of weeks of sales, the James Taylor/Carole King tribute concert, set for Saturday night, has sold out. “And only 30 percent of the online ticket sales have been from Batesville residents,” Mandi Curtwright, of The Melba Theater, said. The Melba is both the host venue for the event, and also handled ticketing through its box office. This allowed people to easily purchase online, or to simply pick up tickets at the box office while already there to see a movie.
“Most tickets sales have been from the outlying areas including Horseshoe Bend, Mountain View, Little Rock, and Jonesboro,” Curwright said. “There have even been a couple sold in Missouri.” “We’ll likely follow that ticketing process, for a lot of future events,” Shannon Haney, Executive Director of Main Street Batesville, said. “It went really smoothly and as always, The Melba is a great partner to work with.” Haney added that for residents who prefer not to purchase online, tickets were also sold at Merchants & Planters Bank and by phone through the Main Street Batesville office. Many tickets sold by phone were hand-delivered around town, an option that made purchasing even more convenient. “Ultimately, though, everyone is just excited about the concert,” Haney said. “A lot of people are coming back after last year’s concert…spring has people ready to get out and about again…and some people are just big James Taylor or Carole King fans. But everyone trusts that a Danny Dozier production will be a quality one, so it’s not too surprising to sell out, but we’re certainly thrilled!”
The event – the annual Gerry & Bob Carius Concert – is an endowed concert intended to provide Batesville with a music performance each spring. This year’s event was presented by Merchants & Planters Bank.