Artist and promoter representatives for the News Year’s Eve concert have announced that the Dec. 31 event at the Sommet Center has been cancelled due to the troubled economy.

“For the past 12 years, we’ve been fortunate to have the biggest names in music celebrate New Year’s Eve in Nashville, but there is no denying that our core audience has been financially challenged by the hard realities of a flattened economy," said Steve Moore of MEG / AEG Live.

“We believe it is in the best interest of the artist and the event producers, to remove the event from the calendar for 2008, regroup, and work to come back next year, to a better market environment. On behalf of the Artists we apologize for any inconvenience this situation has created.”

For those who have purchased tickets to the New Year’s Eve show in Nashville, the following are instructions on what is required in order to receive a refund.


Any patron that purchased tickets at the Sommet Center Box Office must go back to the box office during normal business hours to receive a refund.  The patron must present the original tickets at that time to receive a refund.  Normal business hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm. 


Any patron that purchased tickets at a Ticketmaster Outlet must go back to that particular outlet to receive a refund.  The Patron must present the original tickets at that time to receive a refund.  If you need assistance in finding out what location you need to return to please call the Sommet Center Box Office at (615) 770-2040.


Any patron that purchased tickets over the phone or on the Internet at will have their order automatically credited.  There will be no need to contact anyone to receive the refund.  

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