George Jones, one of the true greats in country music history, passed away on Friday, at the age of 81.
Jones was scheduled to perform at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda on June 1st. (Yours truly was scheduled to interview Jones in advance of this show, alas.) He'd last performed in the area at the same venue in 2011.
Anyone who purchased tickets for Jones' Riviera Theatre show will receieve a full refund. Beginning on Wednesday, May 1st, tickets purchased via credit card will be refunded directly to the account in question. Customers who paid by cash or check will receive a refund check. The Riviera Theatre box office can be contacted via 692-2413.
Here's to the Frank Sinatra of country music. - Jeff Miers