By CHELSEA GORROW
The Daily Astorian
July 21. 2011
In less than a month, country superstar Reba McEntire
will grace the stage at Camp Rilea in Warrenton for
the 2011 Astoria Regatta and Bicentennial celebrat ion
But thousands of tickets are still left to be sold to the venue that could hold 12,000.
“At this point, we’re anticipating 6,000 and we’re not
quite there yet,” said Astoria Regatta Association member
The goal for the event is to break even, Mitchell says, and with 6,000 tickets sold, the
Association will do just that. But there are still a few thousand left before that will happen.
Competition in neighboring communities may be the explanation for the lag of expected sales.
“The reception is good and people are excited,” Mitchell said, although noting country
superstar Toby Keith, as well as Lady Antebellum, Willy Nelson and several other bigname
country stars will be performing within days of McEntire at county fairs and
music festivals around the area.
No matter for the tickets already sold, however. McEntire will perform for any number,
Mitchell said. There is nothing in her contract that says the show won’t go on for
lack of sales.
McEntire was paid $300,000 for the event. The concert begins at 1 p.m. with the Oregon Army
Band and Phil Vassar.
Tickets are available starting at $52 at http://www.ticketswest.com/, as well as the Liberty Theater.
Mitchell says organizers have entered the home stretch in sales. Most tickets are sold
in the four weeks before a concert. Tickets will be available the day of the event at the
venue. But there are advantages to buying tickets early.
On the day of the event, parking
passes will increase by
Advert ising continues from Lincoln City to Seattle, in print, on the radio and on television.
For more informat ion, visit www.rebaconcert.com