Not sold out, but concert still a hit

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While ticket sales did not quite meet expectations, the organisers of Saturday night’s Home Straight Concert at the MLT Event Centre believe there was plenty of positivity to take from the fundraising event. About 800 tickets were sold for the 1500-seat venue.
Gore Kids Hub trustee Lisa Sanson said several factors contributed to the low turnout. She said the timing of the concert was a main factor but she felt they had done all they could to fill the seats. “We started ticket sales all the way back in July, as we knew it would be a time of year where finances could be an issue,” Mrs Sanson said.
However, while the fundraiser did not achieve its goals there were many positives to be taken from the event.  “We received great feedback from those in the corporate area. The corporate tickets sold really quickly and they … got their money’s worth,” she said.
The seating arrangement did not suit everyone, however, with some disappointed with the seating change that came from moving the concert from the original concert venue, the larger Southern Field Days complex.
The committee had also received great feedback from the bands. Mrs Sanson said this would have a great flow-on effect by showing Gore was a fun and vibrant place.
Mrs Sanson thanked the Mataura Licensing Trust for helping with the fundraiser, as well as the many volunteers who helped make everything possible.