After the death of country music legend Merle Haggard, Capitol Theatre officials say they will fully refund tickets to the March 12 concert that was scheduled.
Denny Magruder, executive director of the Greater Wheeling Sports & Entertainment Authority, says Haggard was a tremendously talented musician and a down-to-earth person as well.
There was some speculation that co-star Marty Stewart might do the show alone, but that will not happen.
The show is canceled, and ticket refunds have already begun at the Wesbanco Arena Box Office.
“Anybody holding tickets for May 12 will go back to their point of purchase for refund,” Magruder explained. “If they bought those tickets online or over the phone, that refund will happen automatically. ETIX will take care of that. If they bought their tickets with cash and they bought their tickets at our box office, they’ll need to bring those tickets back to the box office, and they will be refunded in full.”
Already, fans have been coming in, registering shock and sadness.
“I’m really heartbroken, sad, that Merle has passed,” said Elvira Harter of Wheeling who had tickets in the front row. “He was one of the few legends that were left, and I’m really going to miss his music. and just about everything about him.”
Again, anyone who bought tickets with cash needs to physically bring the tickets back to the box office to get a refund.
If you paid cash, your refund will be in cash.
If you paid by credit card, the amount will be refunded to your card.
There is no deadline for getting a refund.
Anyone with questions can call Wesbanco Arena at (304) 233-7000.
Magruder said this is a sad day for everyone in the music and entertainment business.