View Full Version : Anti DNC Music Fest Canceled: Poor Ticket Sales

09-03-2012, 11:26 PM
<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Bummer: Anti-DNC music fest canceled because nobody bought tickets /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif </span>
Palmetto Public Record (http://palmettopublicrecord.org/2012/09/03/bummer-anti-dnc-rock-concert-canceled-because-nobody-bought-tickets/)


We’re still not sure whether the Rock the Red 2012 event in Charlotte was supposed to be a country music festival, a political rally or a rock concert… In our experience, products that try to lump too many different things together tend to do none of them well, like combination shampoo/conditioner.

It looks like that’s the case with Rock the Red, which was promoted as “a rally for people with conservative values” and featured country musicians Lee Brice and the Charlie Daniels Band — as well as appearances by South Carolina Republican officials Mick Mulvaney and Alan Wilson, and even “Sheriff Joe” Arpaio. However, the “Conservapalooza” alternative to the Democratic Convention had to be canceled after organizers couldn’t sell enough tickets.

Too bad, because we were really looking forward to seeing Congressman Mulvaney and Attorney General Wilson rocking out with Charlie Daniels on “Devil Went Down to Georgia!” (Hey, was that a Haley reference?)

The event was originally scheduled to be held in the 11,000-seat Bojangles Arena, according to WSOC-TV’s Linzi Sheldon, but just 300 tickets were sold. Announcing last week that Rock the Red was canceled, organizers blamed Charlotte’s tourism agency for the lack of interest in their event:

An attorney representing Rock the Red organizers] said the CRVA gave Ticketmaster the wrong information, so some people couldn’t find the event to buy tickets. He also says despite the organizers’ requests, CRVA did not help market it. “We asked for that help,” he said. “(We were) willing to pay for it, no issues there, and they wouldn’t.”

CRVA said the organizers didn’t meet “contractual obligations.” The contract with the CRVA shows organizers paid the CRVA a deposit of $11,500. CRVA officials said they warned organizers two weeks ago that another payment toward the total $30,000 fee was due on Aug. 29, but it was never paid.

CRVA also said the concert was listed correctly with Ticketmaster and pointed out the contract “did not call for any marketing support from the CRVA.”

On Sunday, organizers announced that they’ll still be holding a scaled-down event at a nearby farm. Unfortunately, Charlie Daniels and Lee Brice canceled their appearances… So it looks like we won’t get to see that “Devil Went Down to Georgia” jam with Mulvaney and Wilson after all.

09-04-2012, 04:52 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> On Monday Venetian Casino Resort, LLC. filed suit against Tea Party Nation Corporation of Franklin, TN for $642,144 in unpaid hotel bills and interest. According to a contract attached to the suit, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Tea Party Nation agreed to pay the resort $579,148 in the event of a cancellation. The Palazzo alleges the group still owes $554,148, plus and 18 percent interest charge of $87,996.</span>

Tea Party Nation had big plans for their 2010 summer convention: The neo-con org booked 1,637 room nights at the ritzy Palazzo Hotel at a cost of $554,148, with attendees checking in on Wednesday, July 14, and departing on Sunday, July 18.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Except no one was interested. Las Vegas in July? Puhleez. At the average cost of <u>$339 per night</u>, a registration fee of $399, and the convention’s speakers Laura Ingraham and Republican congressional candidate Sharron Angle? </span>Boring! Only excursions to see Criss Angel and Carrot Top could have made that event any more dire.</div></div>