News: Wyclef Jean's Green Inaugural Ball Sells Out In Minutes

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 10:55AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Tickets for next week's Green Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC, which features headliner Wyclef Jean, have reportedly sold-out in a matter of 12 minutes.

Wyclef and others are billed to perform at the celebration for a "Green" audience.

"We are ecstatic to have Wyclef perform on the 17th. As one of TreeHugger.com's 'Top 5 Most Buzzworthy Green Musicians,'" co-producer Stephanie Campbell said in a statement, "he is the perfect fit for an event that is not just green in name, but also in design and implementation." (Press Release)

Once placed for sale, tickets sold faster than expected.

The sold-out Green Inaugural Ball brings together more than 75 environmental, labor, business, civil justice, and community organizations and sponsors under one environmentally conscious banner. Capacity is about 2,500 and tickets sold out in about 12 minutes. (Billboard)

The event's focus will be on welcoming the new presidential administration in a green environment.

In honor of President-Elect Barack Obama and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden, the Green Inaugural Ball celebrates the grass roots efforts made by individuals and organizations across our nation and the world whose actions improve and protect our environment. (Green Inaugural Ball)

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