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Tickets are for sale on-line here up until Feb. 23rd. All remaining tickets will be sold at the doors the night of the concert with each ticket increasing by $5. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important concert FAQs to read before your arrival:
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We are a small university so parking will be available, but you may have to drive around to find open spaces depending on when you arrive. The best lots to look for parking spaces first will be: 1) the lot immediately to the north of our Campus Center, 2) the lots to the north of our Ferdinand Freimuth Administration Building - there are two different lots here you can park in, 3) the Odle Gymnasium lot located in the central part of campus, 4) the lot on the east side of campus by the Reade Center, and finally 5) the lot that almost always has open spaces is located in our campus' southeast corner near Olson Hall. While these are places we recommend you checking first, any open parking spots that are not specially marked can be parked in. Please do not park in handicapped parking unless you have the appropriate tags. Also, we have many sidewalks that cannot be parked alongside of as we must maintain clear roads on campus. Please park in a parking lot or an identified parking space. Thank you in advance for driving slowly and being patient as you look for a parking spot on campus.
If you are a Taylor student, we ask that you DO NOT drive to the Campus Center for the concert but, instead, plan on walking to allow for closer spaces to be available for our guests.
What's the refund policy?
If you need to request a refund, we will be able to administer those through this Thursday night, February 23rd. We will not be able to administer refunds starting 12:01 am on Friday the 24th. Please request your refund through the Eventbrite ticketing system.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes! Please print all tickets you purchased - even those you purchased for friends as they may not have access to print them if you were the purchaser. Security will check printed tickets at the doors. So yes, please print your tickets for everyone in your party and bring them with you. If you do not have a printer available to you but can show your digital tickets on your phone, that will be acceptable but we prefer printed tickets, if possible.
Additional Important Concert Info:
We are hosting two large events back to back in our Campus Center on Friday the 24th. Because of this, the Campus Center doors will not be open to concert goers until the times listed below.
For VIP Ticket Holders:
You may enter the Campus Center north doors (by the tennis court lot) starting at 6 pm. The concert venue doors will open at 7 pm for you to meet the artists and enjoy the artist Q & A. You will then already be in Rediger Auditorium (located inside the Campus Center) to select your seats prior to 8 pm when the general admission doors open.
For all Other Ticket Holders:
You will not be able to enter the Campus Center until around 7:45 pm. Again, this is due to our other event in the building that will be ending at that time. We ask that if you arrive earlier than this, we will be forming a line indoors immediately across the street in our Smith-Hermanson Music Building. This space will be open for this purpose starting at 6 pm and we will have security in place to direct you to that location should you need help. Please do not arrive on campus prior to 6 pm as this will give a chance for faculty and staff to leave for home and create more open parking spaces for you and other guests. The line that forms in the Smith-Hermanson Music Building will then be walked over to the Campus Center once the building is ready and open. Rediger Auditorium (located inside the Campus Center) doors for all tickets besides VIP will open at 8 pm. There is no assigned seating so ticket holders may select seats as they enter the space. Please be kind and courteous to those around you as you look for seats. There will be open balcony seating available, too. Security can direct you to the balcony if that is where you would choose to sit.
Needing to Buy a Ticket at the Event:
There will be tickets available for sale the day of the concert starting at 6 pm. These tickets will be available for purchase just inside the north Campus Center doors at a table. You will be able to purchase a ticket but then will be directed towards the line forming across the street inside Smith-Hermanson Music Building. Ticket prices the day of are as follows:
TU Student/NSLC Ticket $20
TU Faculty/Alumni Ticket $27
General Admission Ticket $30
So, in Conclusion:
1) Print all of the tickets you purchased and bring them with you
2) Please do not arrive on campus prior to 6 pm and please park in parking spaces and parking lots as you find them.
3) VIP ticket holders may enter the Campus Center starting at 6 pm with venue doors opening for VIP ticket holders at 7 pm for the artist Q & A
4) All other ticket holders may form a line in our Smith Hermanson Building starting at 6 pm. Once the Campus Center is available we will move the line across the street inside the Campus Center. Venue doors will then open at 8 pm for these ticket holders.
5) If any of this is confusing, find a member of our security team once you arrive between 6 pm and 8 pm and they will kindly assist you.
6) The concert will start at 8:45 pm and most likely wrap up sometime around 11 pm or just a bit later.
Thank you! We hope you have a great time on campus and enjoy the show!
The TSO Concert Team