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Souris fans sell out concert

The first major concert to be held in the Souris arena is officially sold out: the town of 1,800 has managed to find a buyer for every ticket to this Friday's Doc Walker performance.

"I am very encouraged to see the swell of excitement for this show," said Vern May, the town's economic development officer. "I hear a lot that Souris is a last minute town, but I believe that with the right attraction, everybody will get out to snap up tickets.  To sell out a concert in the arena in 28 days, I am pretty confident that this bodes well for future events in the Complex and other community facilities."

It's also the first time that online ticket sales have been available and oganizers say that more than 25 per cent of the tickets have been purchased online from people in other communities. Concert-goers from more than 25 communities are confirmed to attend from as far away as Winnipeg.

"(This year) is about changing peoples' perspective of Souris", May said. "We have some great facilities, unique shops and services, a variety of dining options, cozy accommodations and lots to explore ... we're more than just a bridge. Hosting an event like this has a great economic impact on the community, and I'm encouraged to see the spinoff that comes with new people visiting the community — some maybe for the first time."

In light of the sell out, tickets will not be available at the door, but those who missed out on this opportunity are encouraged to snap up tickets for the June 27 Aaron Pritchett concert — which is also selling briskly. To date, 545 tickets are already sold for that show, which kicks off the town's Still Swingin' weekend. With eight weeks remaining for ticket sales, organizers said they expect that one to be a sold-out show too.

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