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Preps Underway for Springsteen, Obama Rally

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Free tickets are still available to see "The Boss" Tuesday afternoon.  Bruce Springsteen will hold a free concert to rally President Barack Obama supporters on the downtown mall.

At the nTelos Wireless Pavilion, preparations are underway to get the stage ready for the event.  Within the last few months, President Obama and the Dalai Lama have held events at the pavilion.

"This one is actually not quite as complicated because we don't have Secret Service or the state department involved," nTelos Wireless Pavilion General Manager Kirby Hutto.  "It should be a little bit more than a normal concert."

Doors open at 2 p.m.  The show is set to start at 3 p.m. and should wrap up by 4:30 p.m.

Press Release
Obama for America

Obama for America to Host Event Featuring Bruce Springsteen in Charlottesville

Charlottesville, Va. - Obama for America announced that it will be holding an event featuring Bruce Springsteen, local elected officials and volunteers on Tuesday, October 23. As part of the Obama campaign's effort to turn out voters across the commonwealth, Springsteen will give a special appearance at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville. Free tickets will be available at OFA offices in the Charlottesville area beginning at 1:00 PM on October 21.

As the election approaches, OFA-Virginia volunteers are reaching out to their friends and neighbors, discussing what's at stake in this election, and making sure that all Virginians are able to make their voices heard.

"I'm here today because for thirty years I've been writing about the distance between the American dream and the American reality," said Springsteen during a recent appearance in Iowa. "I'm here because our vote is one of the principle ways we get to determine that equation, we get to close that distance. Voting matters, elections matter."

The Charlottesville event with Bruce Springsteen is free and open to the public. Tickets are required and will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis at the offices listed below.

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are free and are available for the Charlottesville event with Bruce Springsteen on a first-come, first-served basis at the following locations beginning at 1:00 PM on Sunday, October 21:

OFA-Charlottesville Office
407 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

OFA-Charlottesville/UVA Campus Office
1325 West Main Street A
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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