On Monday, July 22, most town offices at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, will be closing at 4 pm. This is presumably due to the heavy traffic expected for the Big Time Rush concert Monday night at Fairfield Hills.
The Tax/Assesor Office is the only one that will remain open until 4:30.
Gates open for the BTR concert at 4 pm, and showtime is 7 pm. All 3,500 tickets for the private concert for Newtown residents only, have been distributed. Pre-designated parking shuttles will begin at 4 pm that day, and gates will open at 4:30.
Regular municipal center hours will resume on Tuesday, July 23.
Unclaimed Tickets Available Saturday
Residents passing by Fairfield Hills in recent days can already see something big is coming to town. Additional fencing and a line of port-a-potties have already been installed for Monday’s concert.
Elizabeth Rallo, Newtown Recovery Team-Project Manager, has announced that 100 Big Time Rush tickets will be handed out at Newtown Municipal Center on Saturday, July 20, at noon.
“It is Nickelodeon’s greatest desire that the maximum people attend,” Ms Gallo said Friday afternoon. “After several hand out days, we still find ourselves with some unclaimed tickets and we need to pass them out before it is too late.
“I will be handing out the remaining unclaimed tickets as first come, first serve BTR tickets tomorrow at the municipal center from 12-1 pm. I have about 100 tickets at this time, so they will go very fast.”
Saturday, says Ms Rallo, will also be an opportunity for anyone who has tickets, but cannot use them, to turn them in.
“In order to best meet the needs of every family in Newtown to attend this event, anyone who has yet to claim their tickets at this time no longer has them,” she said. “If they are still interested they will need to join the First Come First Serve” line on Saturday.
Tickets are limited to five or less per family. Those requesting tickets on Saturday must provide proof of residency, and may not already request tickets if they have been allocated tickets already.