What You'll Get
- One ticket to see Don McLean and Judy Collins
- When: Friday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Fox Performing Arts Center
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $25 for the balcony, rows PP–SS (up to $52 value)
- $30 for the balcony, rows KK–NN (up to $62.50 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
Don McLean and Judy Collins
- Best film analogy for Don McLean’s “American Pie”: it’s the Citizen Kane of American folk music
- Worst film analogy for Don McLean’s “American Pie”: it’s the American Pie of American folk music
- Length: an epic eight-and-a-half minutes
- Why it’s been subject to endless analysis: the lyrics center around The Day the Music Died—a.k.a. the day Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Big Bopper all died in a plane crash—and possibly other historical events that McLean hasn’t confirmed or denied
- What McLean says the song means: “It means I don’t ever have to work again if I don’t want to”
- Other hits: his cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying”; his Van Gogh tribute, simply titled “Vincent”
- Most common names mentioned in the same breath as Judy Collins’: Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan
- Why: she built her career on folk songs and social activism
- How she sets herself apart from her influences: by drawing on her classical piano training, and by playing eclectic covers such as “Amazing Grace” and “Send In the Clowns”
- Her song with the longest-lasting political ramifications: her cover of “Chelsea Morning,” which inspired the name of Bill and Hilary Clinton’s daughter
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 26, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on 7/25 for a ticket at venue will call. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Fox Performing Arts Center. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Live Nation's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.