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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  • by christopher Location: miley on Jul 12, 2009 at 10:10 PM
    hi miley i want to know that am moving out with you in los angeles and put me on the show and your concert am going see you there call me miley
  • by marie louis Location: S.t louis on Apr 16, 2008 at 01:20 PM
    Hi my name is marie and i have a friend named alyssa and she is a big fan and she would love to go to one of your concerts but we can't aford it i would love it if we could get three tickets and backstage passes love marie louis
  • by kayla Location: Knoxville on Apr 15, 2008 at 08:44 PM
    I love hannah montana! ommmmggggg
  • by dinah Location: morristown tn on Oct 30, 2007 at 05:43 AM
    hey looking for 2 tickets for a gift to hanna montanna in knoxville tn
  • by tracey Location: s.c. on Sep 17, 2007 at 03:07 PM
    i got them through pre sale with fan club and they still sold out in 5 minutes. this is in charlotte,nc. i got them at 10:02 2 minutes after thry went on sale and i'm still in the 2nd floor section. so its not the fan club.it is all of the ticket scalpers. you know everyone got upset at getting free music online. well what about this. unless you have 2,000 dollars you are not sitting in the front. ticket scalpers have ruined this for all of the kids. if they wanted to fix it they would. the music company's should get involved just like the music online(napster) thank you so much, upset mom of a 10 year old daughter
  • by Janey Location: Seymour on Aug 31, 2007 at 08:45 PM
    I tried like everyone else to get the tickets online twice, once for Knoxville and once for Nashville. Both times I was unsucessful, but I noticed that the site I was on for Nashville was auctioning off tickets for big money right after they went on sale to the public. One was actually $800 a ticket. Then I looked on Ebay, and the same was happening. I need 4 tickets but I am unwilling to pay someone $1,500 for tickets. To me this is like scalping the tickets only online. Something should be done about this.
  • by Kevin Location: Knoxville on Aug 31, 2007 at 12:25 PM
    I have experienced the same frustration as everyone else on getting these tickets. The fan club is a cover not many fans could get tickets that way either. The thing that bothers me the most is that ticket brokers get the first dibs and it leaves the rest of us out in the cold. Just look at the tickets for the show in Memphis. They don't go on sale for another two weeks. If Memphis is anything like Knoxville and Nashville the fan club presale won't occur until the 11th od September. Despite this you can get on any number of web sites that have row specific tickets for sale now. How do they get tickets when no one else can?
  • by Lori Location: Friendsville, TN on Aug 31, 2007 at 08:01 AM
    Yes I just watched your video on Hannah Montana tickets, I also clicked in Saturday monrning was on web site 4 tickets came up in the 300, but was booted out :( Also purchased the fan club membership a few days earlier to try to get presale tickets when they went on sale and still could not get tickets, I called Knoxville unlimited and asked why, they said they were sold out and I could just wait until Saturday morning like everyone else!
  • by Anonymous Location: TN on Aug 30, 2007 at 11:27 AM
    Who is hanna montana?
  • by Don Location: Morristown on Aug 30, 2007 at 08:29 AM
    Me like many other parents were in line at or local FYE store waiting for tickets. They started at 9AM like everywhere else. They had one guy on the computer trying to sale the tickets. By the time the first handfull of people got in and out it was over. People started to get in line around 4:30AM. If I had known that the tickets were sold to the Fan clubs first then to the average person last I would have jioned my daughter a long time ago. Try to explain this system to a child who has been so excited from the first time she found out Hannah was coming to Knoxville. Parents were on the cell phones while in line but could not get an answer. I guess the online ticket site have a lot of people in the fan club. The ticket sites had banks of tickets for sale weeks before they went on sale to the public. I don't know many people that can pay hundreds of dollars for a ticket to a concert. So the average person in line got it handed to them again. Great lession for our kids. Thanks Disney...
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