“Billy Joel: An Evening Of Questions & Answers … and a little music” takes place Dec. 2 at Cornell University’s Bailey Hall in Ithaca, N.Y.

“[Joel] wanted to have an intimate setting with the students,” Cornell University Program Board chair Cameron Breen said, according to The Cornell Daily Sun. “He’s going to talk about his experience being a musician and he’s going to take questions from the audience. It’ll be a really unique opportunity for students and faculty to experience what his life was like.”

The event is guaranteed to be intimate thanks to Bailey Hall’s seating capacity of just 1,326. Concerts at Cornell are usually performed at Barton Hall, which has a capacity of around 5,000.

The singer/songwriter previously hosted a question & answer event at Bailey Hall in 1996.

Tickets for December’s show are limited to Cornell students, faculty and staff. Because of the high demand for the event, the tickets will be distributed using a lottery system.

Fans can sign up for the chance to purchase tickets Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. through CornellConcerts.com. The lucky fans randomly selected will be announced that afternoon and will get the opportunity to purchase actual tickets between Thursday at 9 a.m. and Friday at 9 a.m.

The event is being sponsored by the Cornell University Program Board and the Cornell Concert Commission.
For more information, click here for Cornell Concerts’ website.

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