By Danielle Nadler
The clock read 3 a.m. and the thermometer read 41. But that didn’t stop dozens from lining up today to purchase tickets for Jingle Jam.
The beloved annual concert, set for Saturday, Dec. 12, showcases the talents of 10 musicians who collaborate to bring audiences their favorite holiday tunes with a rock ’n’ roll twist.
The evening show sold out just 30 minutes after sales opened this morning, according to Jingle Jam founder Stilson Greene. The first Jingle Jam fan lined up just after midnight, five hours before sales opened.
Tickets are still available to the 2:30 p.m. performance and the Junior Jam, for kids, at 11:30 a.m. Admission to all of the performances are expected to sell out today.
This year’s Jingle Jam band includes Grammy Award-winner Jon Carroll; acclaimed singer-songwriter Todd Wright; Leesburg’s own Gary Smallwood; Grammy Award-nominee Michael Sheppard; sought-after studio guitarist and producer Mark Williams; blues singer Mary Ann Redmond; drummer Dan Garvin; songwriter and guitarist Prescott Engle; and songwriter and Jingle Jam founder Greene.
There’s a five-ticket-per-person limit, and all purchases must be made in person at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Drive NW in Leesburg. Admission to the afternoon and evening concerts is $25 per person, and $5 per person for the Junior Jam. All proceeds from the shows benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
For more information on ticket sales, call 703-777-1368. For show details, go to tallyholeesburg.com.