Alan Jackson to Play at Louisa County High School
One of country music's biggest names is coming to the small town of Mineral. Months after winning a nationwide contest, folks in Louisa County finally got the details about Alan Jackson's performance Thursday.
Jackson will take the stage Sunday, May 20, at 8 PM. That show will take place in the parking lot in front of Louisa County High School's stadium, and 6,000 tickets will be up for grabs. Some of those tickets will be free and some will have a price tag, but Mayor Pamela Harlow of the Town of Mineral told reporters that admission details are still being hashed out.
Capitol Records was offered up four other choice locations, including Walton Park and the LCHS stadium. In the end, the music company made the call last week to chose the parking lot.
Harlow said, "They like that location because of the blacktop surface. They have a lot of heavy equipment that comes in. They don't have to worry about if it's been wet weather, prior or during the concert. They don't have to worry their equipment coming in and messing up the landscaping."
Louisa County police are used to similar crowds at high-attendance football games. Plus, no alcohol is allowed on school grounds, which will make law enforcement easier, Harlow explained. The main concern is parking, but the town is discussing with the school system about having bus transportation to various parking spots around the county.
Minus Jackson's appearance, the show will cost about $200,000 to put on. Harlow says all of the money from sponsorships and ticket sales will go toward that and earthquake relief efforts.
Special permits still need to be approved by the school board and the county. Harlow hopes to get all of that taken care of over the next couple of days, but she was excited just to get this information out there to the public so country fans can mark their calendars for the concert.