Skip to comments.Fees no deterrent to Starlight music fans
Posted on 07/11/2009 6:52:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin
PALMDALE - City officials say the poor economy might, ironically, help attendance at this year's Starlight Concert Series, even as they charge an admission fee for the first time in the event's history.
The $5 gate fee, instituted beginning tonight for "American Idol" finalist Bucky Covington at 8 p.m., is expected to help mitigate the cost of the series.
"It's cheaper than going to a movie and it's great entertainment," Mlynar said.
Tickets for Covington's show went on sale July 6 and will be available again beginning at 2 p.m. today at the Palmdale Amphitheater at Marie Kerr Park, 2723 West Rancho Vista Blvd. (Ave. P).
Tickets are for ages 13 and up, while those 12 and under are free if accompanied by a paying adult.
Covington was scheduled to perform Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Palm Springs before taking the stage in Palmdale tonight.
He will continue on to the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton on Sunday night, then the Santa Barbara County Fair in Santa Maria on Wednesday night.
Season passes, which are $20 for Palmdale residents, can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office and the Oasis Park Recreation Center. Palmdale residents must provide proof of residency (California ID, driver's license or current utility bill) to purchase the season passes.
The Starlight Concert Series continues at 8 p.m. Aug. 1 with The Four Tops, and Australian soft rock group Air Supply follows, at 8 p.m. Aug. 8.
The Gregg Rolie Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, with two-time ABC "Dancing With the Stars" champion and country star Julianne Hough completing the series at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19.
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$5.00 does seem reasonable unless there is something I am missing and it will help cull some of the hooligan element also.
That starts pretty much every Ramone song I ever heard in concert.
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