Tickets for charity concert found marked up for online resale

Mark Schneider
Mark Schneider

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It started out as an appearance at a prom that turned into a benefit concert for victims of the tornado in Henryville. Tickets to the Lady Antebellum show at the KFC Yum! Center Wednesday night are already sold out. While all the proceeds are going back to rebuilding Henryville, it appears some people are taking advantage.

There are several tickets for sale on StubHub. It's a website that allows people to sell their unwanted tickets. The face value to see Lady A was originally $25 or $35. Online the tickets are going for anywhere from $63 to $100.

When you drive through Henryville these days, even months after the storm, it's easy to see there is a lot of work to be done. Mark Schneider is just one tornado victim, still living in a trailer with only the foundation of a new home to look at. His family is just one of the many grateful to those who have given and are happy that Lady Antebellum is donating 100 percent of the proceeds of their concert to his town.

"Henryville needs a lot of help," said Schneider.

So to find out tickets that were sold to help neighbors are being marked up on StubHub for anywhere from two to four times the original cost has Schneider's mother, Marie Sexton, upset.

"I think that's wrong, very wrong for them to do something like that," Sexton said.

Officials with the KFC Yum! Center said they monitor the site and have seen the prices. They say it's unfortunate people are taking advantage, but StubHub is a legitimate site and there is nothing they can do.

We have contacted both Lady Antebellum and StubHub about the increased price of the online tickets. We are still waiting to hear back from both.

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