Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

November 16, 2012

Nov. 17 Southern Stars concerts—Free tickets all gone!


CROSSVILLE — Area residents are going to be disappointed that they missed out on one of the hottest ticket opportunities to see and hear the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass presenting two Christmas concerts at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Community Church in Fairfield Glade. This truly was the case of the "early bird gets the worm," as the 450 free tickets to each concert were snapped up within two days of their release to the public on Oct. 22.

Due to the tremendous response, Dwight Wages, founder and president of the SSSB wishes to remind those fortunate to get tickets of some key recommendations: 1) Please carpool with others to maximize the parking available at the church. When the Community Church lot is full (which we fully expect to happen), overflow parking will be at the Lutheran Church, two blocks south of the Community Church where a shuttle will bring concert-goers to the concert location and back to those cars after the concert. Do not head to the Lutheran Church parking area until directed to do so, as the shuttle will not be there until our lot is full. 2)  Remember to bring your ticket vouchers, as these are required to gain admission to the church for the concerts.  3)  No saving of seats.  If you wish to sit with someone, you need to arrive and enter the church together, so our ushers can fill the rows efficiently. 4) Doors into the church will not open until one hour before each concert. This means 3:30 p.m. for the early 4:30 p.m. concert, and 6 p.m. for the later 7 p.m. concert. 5) Be in your seats 10 minutes prior to the concert or risk loosing your seat to stand-by people who did not pick up a ticket. 6)  If you have tickets that you will not be using, please call Dwight Wages at 931-484-6939 ASAP, so that we can allow others to attend the concert.

For those who did not get tickets,  the Southern Stars are sorry that the tickets ran out. As they do not expect to have a significant amount of tickets to be unused, they are suggesting that people look forward to their next concerts on Feb. 17 (Jason Ross of the Playhouse as guest artist), and April 20 (Nashville's Pete Huttlinger as guest artist) for an opportunity to jump on the bandwagon to hear the Southern Stars in concert. Tickets will go on sale for the winter concert in early January.