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Update, Sept. 30, 1 p.m.: The show is now officially sold out:
Thank you all for your support, patience, and interest. @KendrickLamar is sold out. Check w/ the Box Office for last-minute availability.
— The Kennedy Center (@kencen) September 30, 2015
Original post: Yesterday, the Kennedy Center announced that rapper Kendrick Lamar would be the latest musician to team up with the National Symphony Orchestra for a one-off performance. Tickets for the Oct. 20 show went on sale this morning at 10 a.m.—for Kennedy Center members only—and promptly sold out.
Thanks for your enthusiasm and support. @KendrickLamar‘s concert is sold out. Please check with the box office for last minute availability.
— The Kennedy Center (@kencen) September 29, 2015
Naturally, Lamar fans who don’t happen to be Kennedy Center members were rightly pissed at not getting a chance to purchase a ticket—which start at $35 a pop and go to $99—for the unique show. However, the Kennedy Center backpedaled on their previous assertion and later tweeted that some tickets would be available to the public tomorrow at 10 a.m. (which you will be able to purchase here. Good luck).
Kennedy Center spokeswoman Patricia O’Kelly could not specify to Arts Desk just how many tickets would be available, only saying that their would be “limited tickets” on sale to the public tomorrow. Of course, those Kennedy Center members who were quick to snap up tickets were also prompt to resell them on Craigslist for up to $500 a pop. Killin’ our vibe, Kennedy Center members.
Handout photo courtesy the Kennedy Center