Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Santana Coming to Brandon!!!

 Red Mountain Entertainment issued the following press release. 


Kingfish note: Saw him at UNO in '03. Phenomenal show.


Anonymous said...

Pre-sale on Ticketmaster started at 10AM. Closest rows and VIP packages.

Anonymous said...

First 40 rows reserved for guest-workers employed in yard-bird industry in Rankin and adjoining counties. Tickets compliments of Kamala and Jill.

Kingfish said...

Yup. $250 to $400

Anonymous said...

People wanted big entertainment, and Butch delivered! Even it you are not a fan of Butch Lee's, you have give him HUGE credit. He received SO MUCH flack over that beautiful amphitheater. Without it, Red Mountain would not be bringing in all these incredible shows!!

Anonymous said...


John in Brandon said...

$3,200 each for pit tickets $233 for nose blead the scalpers are having a field day. I like Carlos but not at these prices.

Anonymous said...

I remember when he made his comeback early 2000s. I was talking to this college stoner. “Have you heard this new dude, Santana? I mean, he’s like this old guy who just started playing guitar a while back and is rockin it now”

Ah 1 anna 2 said...

Sorta like Clapton, Santana copied much of the chord work of BBK and Bo Diddley, both Mississippians.

Anonymous said...

"$3,200 each for pit tickets $233 for nose blead the scalpers are having a field day. I like Carlos but not at these prices."

What planet are you on? The most expensive seat is $380, and that's front row PIT.

Anonymous said...

I was at a Santana concert many years ago at the Coliseum. The smoke still hasn't cleared.

Anonymous said...

You can buy onsite at the ticket office at the Amphitheater and skip paying the extra fees.

Any site other than Ticketmaster will be increased prices.

And, Butch Lee has nothing to do with who is booked there. Brandon paid the promoter/booker all through the pandemic due to contractual obligation, and the City of Brandon needs ANY act booked to recoup a huge loss. The bond payments were still due, also.

Though, the mayor will tell you the city is in excellent financial shape.

Diddywahdiddy said...

Back in the late 70's and early 80's with Drake Elder's BeBop Productions, the MS Coliseum hosted so many good shows: Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Yes, Johnny WInter/Rick Derringer, Rolling Thunder Revue, Lynrd Skynrd (my Bad in Spelling), Wishbone Ash, etc.

The Brandon Amphitheater is a jewel. Pre-sale ticket packages max in th PIT at around $380-$450 depending on taxes/ticket insurance/extra souvenir trinkets. My knees and back can't tolerate the standing for long periods, so you'll find our gray-haired group in section 202 where the setting sun doesn't blind you on the "starting early" concerts. Santana opens at 8:30pm so the setting sun isn't an issue. The recent Tedeschi-Trucks concert was the last "social-distancing" concert capped at 2500 tickets, and they played 45 minutes, took a 30-mimute break, then blasted another 90 minutes straight. Priceless.

We've seen Imagine Dragons, Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart, Avett Brothers...all shows were 110% energy and after watching multiple YouTube videos of concerts across the globe, the concert effort by Imagine Dragons was second to none. Unbelievable right there in Rankin County. Jamie Weir, the architect, did an awesome job designing that Amphitheater.

The traffic flow out of the venue...Tedeschi-Trucks et al ended and we were back home in 30 minutes. A great co-ordination by Brandon's Polic Dept.
Get your tickets and enjoy the show.
Just a local citizen who works in Hinds County, enjoying the simple life over in Rankin County. Pardon any errors in spelling or grammar.


Anonymous said...

Poor 7:46a- Your haste to insult Butch clouded your comprehension. I never said he had a single thing to do with acts. The comment CLEARLY states that without the amphitheater, Red Mountain wouldn’t be bringing in the these acts.

You seem to be of the closed-minded variety that hates the kind of progress that requires long-term investment and patience. I don’t see Brandon hurting for anything. The city will enjoy spurts of sales tax revenue every single time there’s an event. And, if you haven’t noticed, they are pumping them out left and right!! Couple that with the awesome sports facilities they have, which are also pumping in extra dollars, and on those accounts Brandon is doing great! Now, of course, more hotels and restaurants are always the cries heard, but the city can’t open those on its own. However, the city CAN create parks and rec facilities, and entertainment facilities to bolster itself financially, which will eventually bring in those hotels and restaurants, and ALL are smart moves. All of these extra dollars eventually contribute to the budget which allows for improvements throughout the city. It takes a big picture, and like Butch or not, he sees it.

Regarding your “recoup a huge loss” comment, the city turned down COVID relief for the amphitheater because there was NOT a loss. If I’m not mistaken, the special tax more than covered any financial responsibilities during COVID. I swear, if I didn’t know any better, I’d say the loud-mouthed WOLF is here on JJ. This is the same misinformation he ignorantly spreads all over FB pages in Rankin County.

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