Arla Ralston
Contributing Writer
 
When the Pocahontas Opera House added a special Kathy Mattea concert to its season, they knew it would be a sell-out. But they had no idea just how fast the tickets would go. 

Tickets went on sale Monday, September 9, at 10 a.m. There were 30 people waiting outside the Opera House to buy tickets in person and 124 were logged in ready to make online purchases. When the dust settled all the tickets were sold. Only those people who were there in person and those who went online immediately at 10 a.m. were able to get tickets.

“We limited sales to eight per person and most people bought two or four tickets,” said Operations Manager Brynn Kusic. “There was just an overwhelming interest in this show.” 

Kusic acknowledges there were a lot of disappointed people who were not able to get tickets.

“People have been asking if there is any possibility of adding another show, and we’re checking into it,” she said.

The Opera House was able to book Kathy Mattea, a Grammy award winning artist, because of generous financial support from The Tomato Fund.

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