Promoter ‘making progress’ in ticket refunds for Coe concert

November 9, 2019 | 3:18 am

Updated November 8, 2019 | 10:17 pm

The event promoter for the David Allan Coe concert at the Daviess County Fairgrounds has made efforts to refund ticket holders money after the headlining act did not perform at the September event.

At a pretrial conference on Friday, Jason Giardina’s attorney, Jonathon Coomes, produced documents that indicate Giardina is making progress in refunding money.

“My understanding is that they requested and received more time to issue refunds,” said Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Detective Brad Youngman. “Part of the issue is they are waiting on different ticket sales sources to provide records so they know who is eligible.”

Owensboro Times spoke to Coomes who issued the following statement on behalf of his client:

“Mr. Giardina regrets that fans attending The Last Outlaw Tour 2019 were unable to see the scheduled concerts of Confederate Railroad and David Allen Coe.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, Confederate Railroad was unable to travel to the event. In regards to Mr. Coe’s performance, Mr. Giardina was forced to cancel his appearance once repeated attempts to contact Mr. Coe were unanswered.  Mr. Giardina is working to refund ticket holders when appropriate.

As is the case when anyone purchases a ticket to an event, and especially a music event involving many performers, the failure of one of the musical acts to appear does not necessarily entitle the ticket holder to a full, or even partial refund.  However, Mr. Giardina has been attempting to satisfy the concerns of those in attendance who purchased tickets following the cancellation of Mr. Coe’s performance.”

Due to the pendency of the case, Coomes was unable to provide further information.

Owensboro Times reported in September on Giardina’s arrest and his conditional release from the Daviess County Detention Center.

Those that wish to inquire about the status of refunds may contact Coomes at [email protected].

Giardina’s case has been continued to January 2020.

November 9, 2019 | 3:18 am

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