When Rusty Foster showed up at Leesburg’s Ida Lee Recreation Center at midnight with a chair and warm blanket, he was surprised not to be the first in line to purchase tickets for the 10th annual Jingle Jam concert. He was barely among the first dozen.
And he did walk away with a handful of tickets for the Dec. 8 show at the Tally Ho Theater. That’s a better result that many fans of the popular holiday tradition had on Tuesday.
Tickets for all three shows sold out within a few hours of going on sale at 5 a.m.
Organizer Stilson Greene announced the sell out in a Facebook post. “Each and every one of us involved in Jingle Jam are humbled, every show has sold out in record time. From the bottom of hearts, we thank each and every one of you. This is what the Season is all about … love, kindness, giving and sharing,” he wrote.
Featuring an all-star band under the musical direction of Todd Wright, the event includes a children’s Junior Jam, an afternoon matinee and an evening concert. Proceeds from the shows benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.