Shawn Desman’s Wasaga Beach Concert Is Now Free After Only Selling 17 Tickets
A Canada Day concert featuring Shawn Desman will now be free due to struggling ticket sales for the event.
The Canadian singer, best known for his 2002 hit “Shook,” is set to perform in Wasaga Beach on Saturday (June 30), at a concert which initially required paid entry.
According to the Canadian Press, municipal officials in Wasaga Beach announced that the show will now be free to attend because of poor ticket sales. Council documents show that only 17 tickets had been purchased to see the Toronto pop star.
Those who had bought tickets will be reimbursed, and people who won tickets through radio promotions will be invited to a “meet and greet” with Desman.
In order to cover their losses, the board overseeing the event have asked for a budget increase of $53,000.
According to The Star, the total cost for Desman’s appearance was $73,500, including $69,000 to his management company and a further $4,500 for security. The town itself spent around $16,000 in promoting the event.
In a tweet on Friday evening, Desman addressed the price slash, suggesting he isn’t concerned with how many people he performs in front of at the show.