The Tennessee Theatre says they’ve seen a noticeable increase in ticketing scams in the last few months, especially through Facebook.
Theater officials say are staying vigilant, but warn people to be careful where they buy tickets, especially when the demand is high, like for Tuesday night’s sold-out Kacey Musgraves concert, because third parties can take advantages.
The Tennessee Theatre says you should never buy from a third party or people you don’t know.
“It’s just really not a great idea. Sometimes you might get lucky, but I can’t tell you how many times that we have had to turn patrons away because they show up with a ticket that’s not valid. And we can’t just refund the ticket. We can’t get them a seat to a sold out show like tonight, so it’s just not a great idea to do that,” said Executive Director Becky Hancock.
Ticketmaster is the only authorized seller for the Tennessee Theatre, so any tickets bought from their website are safe. You can also buy tickets directly from the theater’s box office.