concerts are free, but require tickets. Tickets are distributed
only via Ticketmaster, and available approximately six
weeks before each concert. There is a small service charge
associated with each ticket order (see below). There
is a limit of 2 tickets per person.
Please visit the "Full
Season at a Glance" page for the ticket availability dates for
Patrons who are unable to obtain tickets are encouraged
to try for stand-by tickets at the door on the day of the concert
starting at 6:30pm (for 8:00pm) and 12:30pm (for 2:00pm).
Ticketmaster contact information:
- $2.75 per ticket (via the Web, Outlet, or Telephone)
- $2.00 handling fee (Telephone and Web only) Per Order
- $3.50 charge to print Web tickets at home (no charge for Will
Call or Mail delivery)
"Distributing tickets through Ticketmaster
has allowed us to eliminate many of the inconveniences experienced
by our concertgoers in the past--including long, pre-concert lines
and the uncertainty of getting into popular events," said Jon
Newsom, chief of the Library's Music Division. "This system also
allows the Library of Congress to comply with current security
regulations for all Federal buildings. Since many events sell
out quickly, we definitely encourage patrons to try for no-show
tickets at the door; there are often empty seats at curtain time."
The Ticketmaster ticketing system is
designed to sell tickets on the "best available seat" basis. Therefore,
the sooner patrons order tickets, the better the seat and the
wider the selection. In past seasons, many patrons waiting in
line for tickets were turned away for popular concerts. Under
the new system, when a concert becomes "Sold Out," that information
will be immediately available when patrons call Ticketmaster.
Patrons will also be able to choose specific
seat locations for events in the Coolidge Auditorium.
Request ASL and ADL accommodations five days in advance
at 202-707-6362 or [email protected].