Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Logistics of a Grape Bowl concert

First there's the decision to put on a concert at the Grape Bowl for the first time in 30 years. Then there's figuring out how to do it.

ATMs were rare when Foreigner played at the Grape Bowl in 1978. There weren't electronic credit card machines, either. People these days, however, are used to those types of services. Those are some of the challenges facing the City and promoter for the George Thorogood show on Friday.

Tickets may be purchased at the Grape Bowl with cash or a credit card. There won't be an ATM on site, however, so any food, beverage or other purchases inside the facility will be cash only. The nearest ATM is at the Grape Festival Grounds.

Ticket sales at the Hutchins Street Square Community Center box office, as well as online at www.loditickets.com, end at 4 p.m. Friday. The Grape Bowl gates open at 6 p.m., with show starting at 7 p.m.

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