Hannah Montana Concert a Hot Ticket

By: Liz Tedone
By: Liz Tedone

Knoxville (WVLT) - Disney pop icon Hannah Montana is coming to Knoxville in November and if you have a daughter, you've probably tried to get tickets to the concert.

They're not easy to come by, the concert is sold out. WVLT Volunteer TV’s Liz Tedone spoke with some frustrated parents.

Tickets for Disney's Hannah Montana concert in Knoxville sold out in minutes on Saturday. Mary Creaczo and her husband were ready to buy that morning. “He was on his computer, and I was on mine. I had everything set up just to click the button and buy the tickets.”

But when Mary finally got through, “As soon as it tuned 9 o'clock, I clicked in, tickets that came up were third balcony in the corner.”

At $46 a piece, Mary considers herself lucky because her friend Melanie Pettit tried to get tickets and was not successful.

“At exactly 9:00 a.m. we called and connected on website and you could not get through at all,” says Melanie.

One week before the concert Melanie did find tickets on other ticket websites like this one, but she decided to wait until they officially went on sale because the prices were already too high.

In fact the concert is not sold out, you can still purchase online through other distributors, floor tickets, Row 3 for $2,000 a piece.

The parents were told by the Thompson Boling Arena Tickets Unlimited Box Office that the rapid sellout was not their fault. That they were only given a certain number of tickets to sell and that the bulk of the tickets went to fan club members. For a $30 fee, Hannah Montana Fan Club members did have the opportunity to buy tickets early last week. It's not clear how other ticket distributors amassed such large quantities of the tickets before the regular sale.

A disappointment for many parents.

“I told them we wouldn't be able to go, too expensive and we'll find something else to do,” Melanie says.

Officials with Tickets Unlimited at Thompson Boling have not returned our calls.

Meanwhile, STAR 102.1 is still giving away tickets.

In fact, any dad who looks like and dances most like Hannah Montana can have a chance to win tickets this Friday morning.

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