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An American Idol will headline Azalea Festival


The headline concert for the 2009 North Carolina Azalea Festival has just been announced! This year, American Idol winner David Cook will be playing at Trask Coliseum on April 2nd. He entered the Billboard charts at number three with his self-titled album. His first single "Light On" dominated the AOL charts for eight weeks at number one. Azalea Festival President Sherman Criner said, "Obviously there's a lot of people out there that enjoy American Idol, and I think he's got a strong following… I think they'll come out and have a good time and enjoy David Cook and enjoy the festival." You can get tickets at the Azalea Festival website and they are also available at the Azalea Festival office on Oleander Drive. Tickets are 45 dollars, plus a five dollar mailing fee.

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david cook

I am soooo glad he is gonna be here.I am definitely going to see him in concert.he is a great talent and a real cutie/handsome guy.

So... what does this ticket

So... what does this ticket include? dinner, drinks and a gift? jeepers, who has that kind of money to blow these days? And a 5 dollar mailing fee? how big are the tickets that they cost that much to mail? Such a shame. I was excited until i got to the pricing...

High-priced ticket...

for mediocre entertainment in a venue where the accoustics stink!


I understand that these stars need to be 'compensated' for their time; however, the concerts they usually perform are not worth the $45.00 being charged. I went to the Brad Paisley concert when he came to town and his concert was not worth the $45.00 paid to get in. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Brad Paisley and have seen him twice since then. Those concerts were well worth the money spent. I also think if you are a city/county resident and can show proof of such then we should get discounts for these tickets. But to pay $45.00 PLUS a $5.00 mailing fee. I didn't realize postage prices had risen that much in the past week. If that's the case then why all the talk of cutting deliveries down to 5 days instead of the usual six? (and before anyone starts to smart off - I realize they are probably charging this as a handling fee but for $45.00 it should be included at the very least!)

What a ripoff of the ticket

What a ripoff of the ticket prices for people who actually live in this town!!!!!!!!!