Town of Vernon Denies Permit For Woodstock 50
Woodstock 50, a festival commemorating the 1969 event, has faced numerous hardships over the past few months, and now, their proposal to hold the festival in the town of Vernon, New York has been denied. Organizers released a statement last night sharing the news: “Woodstock 50 is disappointed that... Read more
Broadway Investors To Lose $100M Following Summer Closings
After a record-breaking year of box office sales, the Great White Way had to cut numerous shows this summer – 16 to be exact – and now, Broadway investors are feeling the blow. Right after the Tony Awards, it was announced that King Kong, The Cher Show, and Hillary... Read more
R. Kelly Arrested, Accused of Paying Off Family During 2008 Trial
R. Kelly has been under fire this year; he has been charged with multiple counts of sex abuse, sued by various women, and went to court over past-due rent and child support payments. Now, the R&B star has been arrested for the third time this year after two new indictments... Read more
TicketNetwork, Ticket Galaxy Announce Settlement With NYAG
TicketNetwork and Ticket Galaxy have both settled parallel litigation with the New York Attorney General over the practice of “speculative” ticket resale, according to releases issued Wednesday afternoon. The Connecticut-based online marketplace and ticket reseller, respectively, did not admit to any liability in the settlement, but will update disclosures... Read more
Ticketmaster, Prestige Entertainment Settle “Bot” case in California
Ticketmaster and Prestige Entertainment have settled a lawsuit regarding the latter’s alleged use of automated programs to purchase numerous tickets by evading the Live Nation-owned giant’s limits. While the ticketing operator achieved one goal of its litigation – a promise by Prestige that it would not use such programs... Read more
Vernon Locals Concerned About Safety At Woodstock 50
The 50th anniversary of 1969’s legendary Woodstock festival is a little over a month away, but a venue has still not been secured. Last month, organizers lost their original venue in Watkins Glen after failing to make a final payment.The Poughkeepsie Journal reported that the festival applied for a... Read more
Roxodus Festival Abruptly Cancelled, Eventbrite Will Issue Refunds
Roxodus, a rock festival slated to take place in Ontario this week, was abruptly called off over the weekend due to months of bad weather. The inagural event was set to take place from July 11 to 14 at Edenvale Airport. However, over the weekend, promoters MF Live said... Read more
Afrofuture Fest Causes Disrupt For Charging Ticket Prices Based On Race
Should race matter when buying tickets? Most people would be quick to say “absolutely not.” Yet, organizers of a music festival in a dominate-Black community in Detroit argue that it does. Afrofuture Fest, a small music festival slated to take place later this summer, made headlines after charging ticket... Read more
Island Used To Promote The Failed Fyre Fest Is Now On Sale
The private island in the Bahamas used to promote the infamous Fyre Festival, luring in thousands of eager concertgoers in 2017, is now up-for-grabs. Interested buyers can snatch up the 47-acre island for a whopping $11.8 million. Locally, the island is known as Saddleback Cay, and while Fyre Fest... Read more
Columbus Ticket Taxes Begin This Week Following Strong Opposition
Columbus eventgoers will see a raise in ticket prices this week, as the long-awaited 5 percent ticket taxes has been implemented. The ticket taxes, which were first proposed last November, will affect Columbus’ “arts, culture, entertainment, and professional sports events.” However, the fee does not apply to tickets that... Read more