By Brian Cain
Free Alan Jackson tickets will be limited to Mineral town residents, according to Mayor Pam Harlowe.
She said the decision to limit the number of free tickets to town residents was a Capitol Records decision.
“It was hard to pick and choose who should get the free tickets,” Harlowe said. “And because the number of town residents was an affordable number , they’ll get the free tickets.”
The mayor said she has distributed approximately 200 free tickets so far.
Harlowe said that non-town residents could purchase tickets at the Mineral Municipal Building beginning Wednesday, April 3.[poll id=”8″]
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. and cost $42.50 cash only with a limit of eight per person.
Harlowe said the record company made a limited number of tickets available through the town primarily for county residents that do not have an Internet connection.
She said that online tickets will also go on sale Wednesday on Alan Jackson’s website.
After the August 23 earthquake, more than 31,000 votes were cast for Mineral (23117) in the Eventful.com online contest to win a free Alan Jackson concert. The contest rules indicated that Jackson would play a free concert for between 1,000 and 3,000 attendees.
The Town of Mineral’s population is approximately 425 residents.
The concert is scheduled for May 20 at the parking lot between Louisa County’s high school and middle school. Jackson’s Capitol Records team has generally handled all arrangements and made key decisions regarding the concert.