After Wednesday’s death of country music legend Merle Haggard, Capitol Theatre officials are reaching out to fans who already had tickets for the May 12th concert.
Executive Director Denny Magruder says Haggard was a tremendously talented musician, and a down-to-earth person as well. There was some speculation that co-star Marty Stuart might do the show alone, but that will not happen.
The show is canceled, and ticket refunds already began at the Wesbanco Arena Box Office at 10:00 a.m., Thursday.
“Anybody holding tickets for May 12th will go back to your point of purchase for refund. 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 ticket office, they’ll need to bring those tickets back to our box office, and they will be refunded in full,” said Magruder.
Already, fans have been coming in, registering shock and sadness.
Elvira Harter of Wheeling had front row seats to the show.
“I’m really heartbroken, sad that Merle had passed. He’s one of the few legends that are left, and I’m really going to miss his music, his, just everything about him,” said Harter.
If you bought them with cash, you will need to bring the tickets back to the box office to get your refund.
If you paid cash, your refund will be in cash.
If you used a credit card, the amount will be refunded to your card.
There is no deadline for getting your refund.
Anyone with questions can call Wesbanco Arena at (304) 233-7000.
Magruder says this is a sad day for the music and entertainment industry.