Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Convocation Center and Live Nation are excited to bring Luke Bryan to Northeast Arkansas to help celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Convocation Center. As such, there are a few new security features that will be in place for the concert on Saturday night.
Brad Pietz, Marketing Director for the Convocation Center states that, “Live Nation has taken the forefront on providing a secure location for all fans to enjoy live entertainment. These security features are not new, they are just new to Jonesboro.” The Convocation Center will have walk through metal detectors set up for the concert Saturday. “It is basically the same set up they have in place at FedEx Forum.” Pietz continued, “We just want our patrons aware of the situation before they show up at the doors.”
Along with the walk through metal detectors, there are several items that will not be allowed into the building. The list includes: bags, purses, backpacks, briefcases, balloons, artificial noise makers, laser pointers, video or audio recording devices, laptops, selfie sticks, weapons of any kind including pocket knives, and professional cameras. Small clutch purses will be allowed, but they will be checked as you enter the arena.
The Convocation Center expects a crowd of 7,000 plus for the concert and would like to remind all patrons there are four identical doors around the facility. If you have your tickets in hand, you can enter through any of the four main lobbies. The concert is scheduled to start at 7:00 and the doors are scheduled to open at 6:00 p.m.
If possible, the Convocation Center encourages patrons that have tickets waiting for them at Will Call to pick them up before Saturday during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A photo ID is required to pick up Will Call tickets either before or the night of the show. For ticket questions, contact the Central Box Office at 870-972-2781.
“We are excited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary with 7,000 of our closest friends Saturday night” Pietz continued. “We just want to make sure everyone is aware of these security procedures so they can plan accordingly on what to, and what not to bring with them to the show.”