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Arts Center Patrons May Get Free Concert Tickets if Judge Seals Deal

Judge may rule in March on settlement between PNC Bank Arts Center and Live Nation

PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel. Courtesy: PNC Bank Arts Center Facebook page
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel. Courtesy: PNC Bank Arts Center Facebook page

Were you among the hundreds of thousands of concertgoers who bought tickets online for a show at PNC Bank Arts Center from 2003 to 2011?

You could be eligible for free tickets and discounts under a preliminary court settlement with concert promoter Live Nation, according to a story posted on nj.com.

In 2009, two New Jersey men filed a class-action lawsuit against Live Nation, accusing the company — which manages the Holmdel amphitheater — of violating state consumer protection laws by padding ticket prices.

The suit claimed it was illegal for the company to include a mandatory $6 parking fee to each ticket at the Arts Center whether or not the ticket holder intended to park at the venue.

It also claimed that Live Nation's "No Service Fee Wednesday" promotion was deceptive because the company hiked the base price of tickets that were sold during the service-fee moratorium.

The settlement was approved this week in federal court in Trenton. Under the terms, concertgoers would receive three free tickets for lawn seating at designated events, as well as a coupon code for a $5 discount on tickets.

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