Meridian, Miss Thursday marks the first day of the meteorological spring, but Saturday marks the day of the Riley centers spring season. Soon this auditorium will be packed with people to watch Rosanne Cash. The first show of the spring summer/summer season is slated for 7:30 PM Saturday night, and is expected to be a near capacity crowd. Executive director of the Riley center is especially excited because he's wanted this particular artist to do a show for a while now.
Dennis Sankovich, the executive director says "I’m excited. Our first concert, Rosanne Cash is here and Rosanne is someone that I've wanted to bring to the Riley center for two years. So I’m really excited to have her coming. The river and the thread is her new album. It's great music. It's all based on this trail she has followed on her father’s life and it's just really kind of neat."
The Riley Center opened up tickets sales to the public about 3 weeks ago, and the tickets have moved quickly ever since. Sankovich says the days leading up the shows are when they see another big spike in ticket sales.
Sankovich went on to say "So far we are really excited about ticket sells. We are about 70 percent sold and we still have tickets left for many of the good shows especially for this weekend. Tickets have been really strong and we're really excited about how things are going."
The next show will be southern soul assembly on April 3. After that is one of the hottest sellers in musician John Prine on April 12th.