This year, the Brown Concert Agency has decided to change up how they are doing Spring Weekend ticketing, in hopes that we don’t have a repeat of last year. Tomorrow morning (4/15), the BCA will release 3,200 tickets for each day (their indoor capacity). Each member of the Brown community can purchase 1 ticket for each day. Another 2,300 tickets will go on sale at 2 p.m. on April 17th, if the weather call is (fingers crossed) for outdoor concerts.
The most important (and potentially exciting) change to this year’s ticketing process is that tickets will NOT be sold through Brown Marketplace, but will instead will be sold through a link that will appear on BCA’s website at 8 a.m.
Rising seniors: As The Herald pointed out last week, ticket sales may overlap with pre-registration.
Although this process sounds significantly more complicated than it has in past years, we remain fairly hopeful that this should solve many past issues. Check out the BCA’s full ticketing FAQ (which includes information about tickets for non-Brown students) after the jump.
SPRING WEEKEND TICKETING FAQ
THE TICKETING PROCESS FOR SW13
Q. How much are tickets this year?
A. Tickets are $15 for each day, $30 for both days.
Q. Where will tickets go on sale?
A. The link to purchase tickets will go up on this blog at 8am Monday April 15th.
Q: When will tickets go on sale?
A: On Monday, April 15th, at 8am 3200 tickets per day (our indoor capacity) will go on sale. Brown community members are allowed to purchase up to one ticket each.
On Wednesday, April 17th at 2pm if the weather call is to have the concert outdoors, an additional 2300 tickets per day will go on sale. Brown community members are allowed to purchase up to one ticket each (this means if you bought one on Monday, you can’t buy another one).
On Thursday, April 18th (@ 8am), and up until the day of the concerts, if tickets are not sold out, Brown community members are allowed to purchase up to a total of three tickets each (one for themselves, and two for guests).
If the shows do not sell out, the remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the doors by credit card only.
Tickets are nonrefundable. Before Thursday tickets are only transferable between Brown community members. Additional guest tickets purchased Thursday (available only if the show is outdoors) can be given to non-Brown community members.
Check out the sweet table below if you’re confused.
Q: I go to RISD, when can I buy a ticket?
A: RISD students can purchase tickets on the day of the concerts at the doors with a valid RISD ID and credit card, if tickets are not sold out.
Q: How do I buy tickets for a friend who doesn’t go to Brown?
A: Starting on Thursday, April 18 (@ 8am), Brown students will be able to purchase up to a total of three tickets (one for themselves, and two for guests) if tickets are not already sold out.
Q: What’s the deal with the rain call?
A: The rain call will be made on Wednesday, April 17 at 12pm.
Q: Will the website crash again?
A: This year, BSA is working on a brand new ticketing system that we hope will solve past years’ problems.
If you have any further questions, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information regarding financial aid SW tickets:
The application for Financial Aid tickets is now closed. Financial Aid applicants will be notified as to whether or not they qualify for a free Spring Weekend ticket on Tuesday, April 16th by noon. Tickets will need to be picked up at the SAO by Friday, April 19th at noon. If you purchase a ticket to the concert, your financial aid application will become void.
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