[MARY ALFORD The News-Enterprise] The second Saturday in February will be a “great day to be alive” for the 650 Travis Tritt fans who were quick enough to buy their tickets to his appearance at the Historic State Theater in downtown Elizabethtown.
City Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said tickets for his Feb. 10 concert, which went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, were sold out within the first hour.
“There might have been a few singles left, but basically all sold out that quick,” she said.
Vaughn said there was a short line at the State Theater for ticket purchases, but the majority of sales were completed online. She said there were 159 VIP, or preferred seating, tickets, which were “gone instantly.”
There was a claim VIP tickets were not on sale at 10 a.m. or were all purchased by one person. Vaughn said that was incorrect. She said all tickets were available for purchase at 10 a.m. and, although they do not place a strict limit on the number of tickets sold to one person, she said they would not allow one person to purchase all of them.
“When you only have 650 seats and potentially thousands – just an assumption on my part – trying to purchase at once, they will go in a matter of seconds,” she said.
Vaughn said Friday’s ticket sales were a record for the Historic State Theater.
“This is a record for the fastest sell-out in (State Theater) history,’’ she said. “We were shocked to see how quickly these tickets went and wished we had booked more than one night. We knew E’town would love Travis Tritt, but didn’t expect that.”
Tritt will open the 2018 concert series. The State Theater and city of Elizabethtown partnered for the event, landing the country music star.
Tritt has been a radio and concert favorite with songs including “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive,” “Best Of Intentions,” “Can I Trust You With My Heart,” “Anymore,” “Here’s A Quarter” and “T-R-O-U-B-L-E.” He has had five Billboard No. 1 hits.
Mary Alford can be reached at 270-505-1741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.