Houston & Peach

Warner Robins’ Independence Day concert tickets already snapped up

WARNER ROBINS -- A lot of people are probably going to miss out on seeing country music star Darius Rucker in the annual Independence Day concert.

While the concert is free, organizers decided last week to issue electronic tickets because of the limited space at the Museum of Aviation. The concert was moved there this year because of work being done at McConnell Talbert Stadium, the usual location for the event.

The 15,000 tickets became available online Saturday morning, and as of Monday all were gone, said Chrissy Miner, co-chairwoman of the event.

“We really didn’t think it would go that quickly,” he said. “It just speaks to the love that people have for the artist.”

When the decision was made to issue tickets, a mass e-mail was sent out and word spread quickly.

Tickets were limited to four per family. Anyone who received tickets but later decides not to attend the July 3 concert is asked to give those tickets to someone else.

If people can’t get into the concert, they can still see the fireworks, although they might have to scope out a new viewing spot. The fireworks also are being relocated to the museum grounds.

Rucker is the headline act in the city’s Independence Day concert that has been taking place for 33 years. He rose to fame with Hootie and the Blowfish but is now a country music singer with four albums.

To contact writer Wayne Crenshaw, call 256-9725.