Rodriguez show will now be at AVA, and Rialto offers new ticket information

2013-02-16T00:00:00Z Rodriguez show will now be at AVA, and Rialto offers new ticket informationGerald M. Gay Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 16, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Coordinators for the Sixto Rodriguez concert have come to a solution in finding a larger venue for the previously sold-out event.

In an email sent out Friday, Rialto Theatre Foundation Executive Director Curtis McCrary announced that the concert will now take place on April 19 at Casino del Sol's AVA, 5655 W. Valencia Road.

The venue change follows complaints from customers who purchased reserved seats for the show at the Rialto, but then were told they either had to stand or pay $17 more to sit when the concert was moved to an outdoor space a block away.

The AVA seats 5,000.

McCrary laid out the details, point-by-point, for ticket holders in the email.

• If you already purchased tickets, you will be given seats at the AVA that "correspond very closely" to where your seats were located at the Rialto Theatre at no extra charge.

• Anyone who paid the extra $17 for seats after the show's initial move will be refunded within the next 72 hours.

• Those who asked for refunds in response to the concert's move can retrieve their tickets by emailing dan@rialtotheatre.com online. Ticket holders who still want refunds can request them at the same email through March 18.

• Fans without tickets may purchase AVA lawn and pavilion seats starting on Wednesday for $30-$35.

Visit rialtotheatre.com or call 740-1000 for more information.

Contact reporter Gerald M. Gay at ggay@azstarnet.com or 807-8430. On Twitter: @GeraldMGay.

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