Meadville Tribune

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May 21, 2013

The Band Perry ticket crush shuts down county website

MEADVILLE — Popularity of The Band Perry’s concert at upcoming Crawford County Fair caused the fair’s website to overload and crash temporarily when tickets for the concert went on sale Monday morning.

Tickets for The Band Perry’s Aug. 20 performance at the 68th annual county fair went on sale at crawfordcountyfairpa.com Monday at 10 a.m. But, just minutes into the sale starting, the fair’s website crashed.

“We were able to upgrade our (computer) server and it was back (online) around 10:20 a.m.,” Diana Perry, fair board treasurer and member, said.

Tickets for the concert also went on sale via phone on Monday at 10 a.m. through Star Tickets at (800) 585-3737 and in person at the Crawford County Courthouse, 903 Diamond Park, Meadville, on Monday at noon.

The fair’s contract with the band prohibits disclosure of how many tickets have been sold, Perry said.

The Band Perry performs on Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. with special guests Jerrod Niemann and Kristen Kelly.

The concert will be held at the Crawford County Fairgrounds, and tickets are $44.25 per ticket for racetrack premium seats, $34.25 for racetrack non-premium seats, and $29.25 per ticket in the grandstand. All three ticket varieties include the service charge. A $5 general admission ticket to the fairgrounds must be purchased separately.

The concert is part of the 2013 Crawford County Fair Toyota Concert Series.

Keith Gushard can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at kgushard@meadvilletribune.com.

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