Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jason Mraz Free Show Info Released

The full info on the Jason Mraz free show in San Diego has been released.


Hey everyone, as promised here are the details regarding Jason's San Diego concert! The show takes place October 11th at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, starting at 6pm with Brett Dennen as special guest and Bushwalla hosting.

"This free show is our way of saying 'thank you' to all our friends in San Diego and Southern California for their incredible support over the past 10 years. We will present the opportunity for San Diego to have a great night of music and sing-alongs with us, and to invite our friends and families and community to join us in supporting some great work being done by charities like Surfrider Foundation, VH1 Save the Music and San Diego Youth Services." -jason

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Reserved seats will be available for $1, while lawn seats will be FREE, with NO additional service charges. The reserved seats will be sold utilizing Ticketmaster's new paperless ticketing method to discourage resale of tickets. The paperless ticketing requires that the credit card used in the transaction also be presented at the gates for admission to the show. There is a limit of 4 tickets per person. Tickets (both free and for purchase) will be available this Saturday, September 26, at 10am PST through LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com, and will be available online only.

There will be a limited number of VIP seats at the front of the reserved section to defray the costs of the show and to maximize proceeds to the charity recipients. The VIP seats will be $75 plus service charges and offer best locations only.

In addition, 30 of the best pairs of tickets in the seated pit will be auctioned, and these 30 packages (only) will include a special after show meet and greet with Jason. All auction proceeds will go towards The Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans.

Likewise, in the spirit of being green, carpools of three or more people will park for free. Cars containing less than three people will be charged a parking fee.

On-site at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater on the night of the show, Jason will be inviting all the fans in attendance to learn about ways that they can contribute to the work of the non-profit groups, including by way of donations.

"This has become a 'pay what you like' show in reality. We'll give the show up to the fans for free, and ask them to drop in at the charity tables and give the non-profits the money that they think the show is worth. With no obligation to do so, of course, just a suggestion."

Other benefiting charities will include the following:
San Diego Youth Services- an organization that has worked to stabilize the lives of over 500,000 homeless, runaway, and abused and at-risk youth in the San Diego area.
VH1 Save The Music- a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in American public schools.

"Live Nation and Ticketmaster have been extremely helpful and creative in finding ways to help us implement our plan of a free show. We really could not have offered this opportunity to our fans without their incredible enthusiasm and assistance. Both companies have donated their time and their fees to bring this event together, and I am truly grateful for their support." - jason

A special team will be monitoring customary resale outlets and any tickets for this show found to be offered for resale will be voided an re-offered for public sale at their original prices to protect YOU the real fans!!


Tyler said...

very cool of him to do this and have it actually be a 'free' show. The charity benefit tickets are great s well. He has come a long way. I was just in OB last night and the bacon & santa monica java joes is all fenced in (for it's conversion to a pizza port). Funny how 2001 / 2002 wasn't that long ago...

Tyler said...

In fact, i'm so nostalgic for those old java joes days i'm going to fire up an old live recording right now. the small crowd, the clink of glasses, the lack of instrument / voice amplification. Ahhh, the early mraz days