Suit Filed Over Ticket Dispute

A Florida promoter has filed suit against the city of Quincy to secure documentation regarding a ticket dispute over a Labor Day concert.

David Hall says the city shorted him and printed counterfeit tickets for a Fantasia show at Tanyard Creek Amphitheatre, WCTV reported.

He’s reportedly requested ticket sales and sponsorship documents as well as documents related to a city commissioner’s resignation in the midst of the dispute.

Quincy officials claim they’ve already handed over 300 pages of paperwork to Hall’s attorney including documents showing 28 e-tickets were sold and that the city only made $14.75 off the show.

“We stand on the validity of that information and the correctness of that information,” city manager Jack McLean told WCTV.

The city reportedly collected about $13,700 total in ticket money for show and Hall told the station Fantasia was paid for her performance.


A city commissioner in Quincy, Fla., has resigned in the midst of a ticket scandal regarding a Fantasia concert on Labor Day.

Photo: Jason Moore
Essence Music Festival, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, La.

The city recently received a letter threatening a lawsuit over counterfeit tickets and VIP passes that diverted sales from the promoter of the show, WCTV News reported.

The letter, which also named Commissioner Charles Hayes as the city’s point person selling concert tickets, is reportedly seeking ticket sales and sponsorship documents as well as documents related to Hayes’ resignation.

Hayes submitted a letter of resignation just a week after the show, WCTV noted.

Quincy City Manager Jack McLean told the station the city plans to respond to the request for documentation.

“We’ll just turn it over to our counsel and let the attorney deal with that issue,” he said.

Hayes told WCTV he opted to resign because the position has caused too much stress for his family.

He claimed he was unaware of the letter regarding controversy over tickets.