Photo: Oliver Anthony | By Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY | Oliver Anthony has canceled his show at Nashville’s Cotton Eyed Joe due to high ticket prices. “Cotton Eyed Joe has been cancelled (sic). Ultimately, it’s my fault for not being more directly involved with the venues who have reached out. My plate has been full and I delegated the responsibility to someone else to help me book,” the “Rich Men North of Richmond” singer told fans on Facebook Monday night. “I am not pointing fingers at Cotton Eyed Joe, I don’t know where the miscommunication took place. I’m just upset seeing those prices.”

He added: “We will find another place in Knoxville area that can do $25 ticket and free meet and greet. I will work to get your tickets refunded from my own budget if they can’t. This will never happen again. Thanks for your patience. I am still learning how all of this works.”

Why did Oliver Anthony cancel his show at Cotton Eyed Joe?

Hours before canceling, the “Ain’t Gotta Dollar” singer told fans on social media not to buy tickets to his scheduled concert on Sept. 27 because they were $90 and $200 for a meet and greet. “That’s not acceptable,” he wrote on Instagram. “My shows should never cost more than $40, ideally no more than $25. Hell, out of the 4 shows we have currently done, 2 of them have been completely free.”

Anthony explained that he’s had his friend working as his booking agent and there was a miscommunication about how much his tickets should sell for.
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Cotton Eyed Joe fires back at Oliver Anthony

Cotton Eyed Joe slammed Anthony’s cancellation on Facebook, claiming they sell ticket prices to break even.

“Most times we say a show has been cancelled (sic) due to circumstances beyond our control…well we are cancelling (sic) the Oliver Anthony show under our full control,” the venue said. “All refunds will be made in the next few business days to your original form of payment.”
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Oliver Anthony cancels Cotton Eyed Joe concert over high ticket prices

[COMBO Editor’s note: If you don’t know how ticket prices are figured, time to learn! Although they may be inflated, sometimes the prices are figured on “break even” – and in Denver this is very important due to the surprise snowstorms we get.]

Photo: Oliver Anthony

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