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