“That’s it folks…. We’re all sold out!” That was the message on facebook that disappointed Lindsey Pavao’s diehard fans shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday.
“Darn! I didn’t get my tickets in time. :( Will there be another event soon? I’m sure I’m not the only sad Lindsey fan wanting to see her,” posted one fan on her facebook.
Jakkie Arellano, owner of Main Street Café where the 7 p.m. concert will take place on Aug. 4, said all tickets were “sold out super early,” less than two days after the announcement was made.
Because of limited seating at the West Yosemite restaurant, only 65 tickets were made available. Due to the high ticket demand, Arellano said the restaurant and the singer’s mother, Debbie Pavao, who coordinated the concert, will try to see if there is any possibility at all of holding the “same concert that same weekend” and if The Voice singing sensation can squeeze another appearance in her tight schedule.
“We’ve had phone calls non-stop,” Arellano said of the demand for the tickets that were sold at $15 a pop.
Proceeds don’t go to the restaurant. The concert is a fund-raiser to help the singer to have her first CD recording done.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. with a performance by a “special guest to be announced.”
There will be no dinner menu on sale that evening “so that we’ll be able to enjoy the night, too,” Arellano said. However, drinks and desserts will be available for purchase at the restaurant.
The 2008 Sierra High graduate was in her last year as a psychology major at California State University in Sacramento when she put her studies on hold to pursue a singing career by way of the popular show, The Voice on NBC. She was working as a bartender in Nicolaus when she took the world by storm with her initial appearance on The Voice. Her own unique interpretation of Trey Songz’ “Say Aah” received millions of hits with many of those fans even preferring her version over that of the performing artist. An indie-rock, guitar-playing singer, the singer is also a composer and counts performing artists Fiona Apple, Bjork, and The Foo Fighters as among her biggest influences. She made it to the finals of The Voice and was in Christina Aguilera’s team.