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 all concerts.
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).
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]