At 10 a.m. Friday, tickets will be on sale for comedian Brian Regan's performance at the Riverside Amphitheater. Scheduled for July 16, the Riverside staff advise the Jefferson City community to buy tickets while they can before all items are sold.
"We are looking forward to hosting as tickets will go on sale this Friday," amphitheater Executive Director Lynn Cannon said. "I think that anybody who has seen Brian Regan's comedy on Comedy Central, Netflix or any of its specials are certainly very familiar with who he is, and I think we'll definitely sell a lot of tickets to the show."
Regan has a 30-plus year career in comedy and visits more than 100 cities per year in his theater tour. He stars in his own Netflix sketch comedy and stand-up series, "Stand Up and Away! With Brian Regan," which premiered in 2018.
The Riverside Amphitheater will be opening May 22, and Cannon and her team are looking for the best possible acts to fill the arena. The amphitheater is owned by Jefferson City, which entered a contract with VenuWorks in November to organize and run events.
For Cannon, the event, as well as the others she has planned, is something she is very eager to see to come to the Jefferson City community.
"I think it's just going to be a fun time," Cannon said. "It's going to be a different type of event. We currently have the country music show that we booked for May 22, so this will be a little bit different than that. I expect a different audience that may be a little bit older and a little bit more of a comedy club-goer than a country music listener."
With that in mind, Cannon believes the amphitheater was built to appeal to a wide variety of audiences, and Brian Regan's performance is only one of the many popular shows they have planned.
She went onto say she would like the local community to know the amphitheater is very close to completion, and audiences should keep their eyes out for tickets before they are sold out.
"I don't think that anybody should sleep on these tickets," Cannon said. "Our first show sold out in two weeks. So, if somebody is thinking about going and we put the tickets on sale on Friday, don't wait until July because you may not be able to get there."
Cannon said she is very proud of the Riverside Amphitheater and all of the work that has been put into building it. For anyone who would like a new and exciting experience, Cannon believes she and her team have the right venue for them.
"I think that people are going to be shocked when they see how beautiful it is," she said. "It is so pretty and such a great spot to sit in that park and enjoy. People are going to walk in and see how beautifully it has been created and just really appreciate how (the Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department) and the City of Jefferson have done their community proud."
Tickets will be available on ticketmaster.com and are $30-$65.