We’re pretty pumped about how well ticket sales are going this year. As of Monday, we’ve sold double the number of admission tickets (16,800) and more than the double the amount of ride tickets (9,303) than we had last year at this point.
Dorton Arena shows are also coming along nicely. There are some clear favorites in the lead, but local guys Jason Michael Carroll, who has sold 1,410 tickets, and Anoop Desai, who has sold 1,114, are also doing well. Jamey Johnson has grown the most over the past few weeks.
Here’s a roundup of the top five show sales for the 5,000-seat venue:
- Kellie Pickler: 3,573 tickets
- Third Day: 2,877 tickets
- Eric Church: 2,248 tickets
- Jeremy Camp with 10th Avenue North: 2,240 tickets
- Blake Shelton: 2,092 tickets
There are still great seats left for each artist. You can get your seats for the show for just $5, $10 and $15 on the N.C. State Fair Web site.
Our advance ticket sales savings are still available online, and soon you’ll be able to purchase admission tickets at the same savings at a mall near you. On Thursday, Oct. 1, tickets will be available at the State Fairgrounds, the N.C. Museum of History, the State Farmers Market, and malls in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Burlington. Visit our advanced sales Web site for more info.
I only see that you’re doing radio and TV advertising this year … no newspaper?
Hey Paula, you’ll see our print advertisements in 9 newspapers around the Triangle and 3 in Fayetteville, as well as in Our State and Farm Bureau magazines.