A concert benefiting Oklahoma tornado victims has drawn some of the biggest names in country music, but with proceeds intended for charity it is not attracting scalpers hoping to prey on an unsuspecting public.
Oklahoma natives Toby Keith and Garth Brooks are among the star-studded lineup planned for the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Other performers include Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis, John Anderson, and Carrie Underwood, who will perform via satellite from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
While so many big names might normally make the show a boon for ticket scalpers and the secondary ticket market, some concert promoters say that doesn’t seem to be the case for Saturday’s show.
“What I’ve heard from the industry … is that it would be taboo on this particular event,” said Brad White, an independent concert promoter from Norman. “Even the secondary ticket guys are avoiding this.” Read more on this article here…