Tickets gone for James Taylor’s free concert

Tickets are gone for the Sunday James Taylor concert in Asheville, said Paul Cox, a spokesman for N.C.‘s Obama-Biden campaign.

Grammy award-winning folk singer Taylor (the voice behind “Sweet Baby James,” “Goin’ to Carolina” and “Steam Roller”) is doing his part to get North Carolina voters to the polls. Taylor, a Barack Obama supporter, hopes to drive home the Democratic candidate’s message and inspire voters to cast their ballots early. (Early voting in Buncombe county opened today and runs through Saturday, Nov. 1. Click here for a list of locations.)

Taylor’s Concert for Change tour covers Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Wilmington, and stops in Asheville on Sunday, Oct. 19. The show is to be held at Martin Luther King Jr. Park (50 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.); doors at 6:30 p.m.

The free tickets had been offered outside several early voting locations. They were given out to eager fans in about an hour, Cox said.                                       

— Alli Marshall, A&E reporter

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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14 thoughts on “Tickets gone for James Taylor’s free concert

  1. Jimbo

    Why the heck are the ticket locations all over on the west side when the concert is on the East side of downtown? There’s plenty of eary voting locations out this way too. What a bummer.

  2. Kathy

    and no one answering the phone at the library either…or the senior center…i’d hate to drive over to find no tix…thanks, nelda – I won’t bother going to the library

  3. Jon Elliston

    One of our reporters just called to say that tickets are available at the Asheville Senior Opportunity Center (36 Grove St.)

  4. Jose

    Senior Opportunity Center is sold out now.
    According to the person I spoke with at UNCA, tickets will be available at 10am. Expect long lines and a very quick sell-out.

  5. Kathy

    at least I got to see Sweet Baby James in Charlotte…Good luck, folks!!

  6. dave marks

    Hey i got in line at the Senior Center on Grove at 9:00am. Got my tickets at 9:45am. people, when something like this is free, you gotta step up quickly! Sleep late and miss out.

  7. zen

    I was lucky enough to get tickets at the West Asheville Library this morning – the line was long and they were only allowing two tickets per person present. So at least Helen and i are going.

    I was even briefly interviewed by the (pthooey) Asheville Citizen-Times.

  8. dave marks

    Folks I got up with a terrible cold this morning. It doesn’t look like I’ll be able to go see JT. So I have 2 tickets available. Anyone interested email me.

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