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Lovett concert tickets being reactivated quickly

Published: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Storm clouds form over Heritage Crossing on the Dixon riverfront Aug. 4 as the crowd waits for the start of the Lyle Lovett concert. The show ended up being postponed when a thunderstorm rolled through the region. It has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 5, at the Historic Dixon Theater.

DIXON – About 75 percent of the original tickets sold for the Aug. 4 concert of Lyle Lovett have been reactivated, Crystal Cork owner Eric Brantley estimated Friday.

The outdoor concert was canceled because of an unfortunately timed thunderstorm, but thanks to local efforts, the show will go on.

The concert has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 5, at the Historic Dixon Theater, 114 S. Galena Ave. Ticketholders may reactivate their tickets at no extra charge until Tuesday. Upgrades are also available, Brantley said, though only a handful of Crystal Circle-level tickets were left on Friday.

Brantley said that 1,013 tickets were sold for the original show date. He expects that most of the original ticketholders will be able to attend, and whatever seats are left over will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Brantley has a waiting list of interested buyers that he’s slowly making his way down.

Anyone who bought a $50 Crystal Circle ticket will have floor seating; general admission ticket-holders will be in the balcony.

“The reason that we brought him back, even knowing that we’re going to take a bath on this, is that we want the people who bought tickets to have a show,” Brantley said. “The reason we did this in the first place is for the community. It’s good for the community.”

Ticketholders must reactivate their tickets by Tuesday, Brantley said, so that he’ll have a firm grasp on the number of extra seats available to be sold.

This time around, ticketholders also are able to buy box seat tickets, which go for $400 or $600 – depending on whether the box seats four or six people. Those tickets will come with a cheese platter and wine, Brantley said.

According to a news release from Dixon Main Street, tickets can be reactivated in three ways:

• Ticketholders can email thecrystalcork@gmail.com with their ticket numbers – the 13 digits to the right of the bar code.

• Those who paid with a credit card but don’t have their ticket numbers can email thecrystalcork@gmail.com with the name on the card, and reactivated tickets will be emailed to them.

• Those who bought tickets with a personal check at The Crystal Cork, the Dixon Main Street office or Trein’s Jewelry, but don’t have their ticket numbers, must take a copy of their canceled checks to the place of purchase, then new tickets will be issued.

Questions about reactivating tickets or purchasing box seats can be directed to Eric Brantley at 815-440-4969.

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