Audiences snap up tickets to Cincinnati Symphony’s LumenoCity

Posted on: June 11, 2014

An unsigned Tuesday (6/10) article at WLWT.com (Cincinnati) reports that free tickets for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s three-night outdoor LumenoCity event became available on sale at 8 a.m. Monday and “were gone in 12 minutes. There were 37,500 tickets up for grabs, 12,500 per night. The inaugural event in 2013 attracted 35,000 in a two-night period, so this year, the CSO decided to add the third night. ‘The answer was expanding by a third night and then ticketing the event. Free tickets again … but ticketing the event so we can control the size of the crowd,’ CSO Vice President of Communications Chris Pinelo said…. 1,000 tickets were available Monday morning at select branches of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, but they didn’t last long either…. CSO used Ticketmaster to handle the online reservations for tickets and will have to validate each one to make sure no one is trying to get more than the allotted four per household…. However, some were trying to take the opportunity to turn a profit by listing the tickets for sale online. Ebay had one listed Monday for $100. The auction has since been closed.” LumenoCity takes place in early August, and the orchestra plans to release additional tickets via Facebook throughout the summer.

Posted June 11, 2014