Summer Concert Update: Where Are All the Country Fans?

Triple Play Concert Series tickets are nearly sold out, but there are plenty remaining for the Sara Evans Country in the Commons show.

After residents begged for a country headliner for one of the Triple Play Concert Series shows, New Lenox added Sara Evans to the inaugural "Country in the Commons" event.

But now Mayor Tim Baldermann is wondering, "Where are all of the country fans?"

As of last week, the Triple Play Concert Series tickets were nearly sold out, with about 4,600 of the 5,000 available tickets gone. The $60 tickets provide admission to three shows: Night Ranger, Heart and Styx.

The Sara Evans show, however, hasn't sold as well. About 1,600 of the 5,000 available tickets were gone last week. Baldermann said he announced the ticket availability on two major area country radio stations, but he's still hoping interest picks up before the June 22 concert. 

Tickets to the Country in the Commons event are $30 and must be purchased at Village Hall. The opening artists are country acts Abigail Rose and Jason & the Haymakers. 

The first of the Triple Play concerts is nearing, with Night Ranger opening the festivities on June 2. They'll be joined by Ides of March, featuring Jim Peterik, as well as Peace Museum. 

For more information about these concerts and other events at the Village Commons,

Denise May 21, 2012 at 12:48 PM
I would go, LOVE Sara Evans...but I won't be home.
yrrehs May 21, 2012 at 01:02 PM
I do not believe the Sara Evans concert is as well pushed or publicized as the triple play concert. More posters around town perhaps? Also when it was suggested that we bring in a country act, I thought it would of been part of the triple play, I think people like the idea of three for one price and a mix of country and rock could of appeased all fans.
Christine May 21, 2012 at 01:29 PM
I think the price is steep for a concert in the commons. I think $50 for 3 is a good deal but $30 and can't bring in your own coolers is to pricey.
Amy May 21, 2012 at 01:32 PM
You spend $60 to see three different bands on three different nights. But expect us to spend $30 to see artist on one night...
shar May 21, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Sara Evans is a bigger star, you also get to see her in a smaller venue then other locations. This is a great deal, close to home, especially if you do love country music.
just my opinion May 27, 2012 at 04:06 AM
I live in New Lenox and this is the first I've heard that she is playing. I blame the town for not properly advertising she is playing.
NL Lady June 04, 2012 at 05:19 PM
That's a lot of money to sit in my village's lawn for a concert especially when I am seeing Sugarland the next night for cheaper
Lisa June 23, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Have any you of priced concerts lately???? The triple play and the Sara Evans concert is a good value. You might want to do a little research before complaining about price. Where else can you get great entertainment 5 minutes from your house? So you can't bring a cooler. Big deal. The prices being charged for water and beer are a drop in the bucket compared to ball games and bigger concert venues. LOVE the summer concerts in New Lenox. Great Job - keep them coming!


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