Tickets to the grand opening gala for the Mississippi State University Riley Center for the Performing Arts went on sale Monday morning. People lined up early to make sure they didn't miss the chance to hear Linda Ronstadt.
The temporary box office is at the MSU-Meridian campus. Some waited from 6:45 a.m. until 10 a.m. to buy tickets to the Sept. 8 gala.
"We had no idea that Meridian itself would respond so well to what we would offer. And people seem so excited at the entire season," said Charlotte Tabereaux, education director.
The tickets sold Monday are for the grand opening event only. Regular season tickets will not go on sale until July 10.