A NIGHT on the Town," tonight's Pier Six concert featuring James Ingram and Patti Austin, has been canceled due to poor ticket sales, the Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts announced today. The concert also was to have featured George Howard, Keiko and Kazu Matsui, Alex Bugnon and Ricardo Silveira.
"Ticket sales were horrible," said Karen Ritgert, general manager of the Pier Six Concert Pavilion. She said John Wright, Pier Six facility manager, negotiated with the performers' managers all day yesterday about the possibility of lowering their fee, "but we just couldn't come to an agreement."
"We've had no movement all weekend," Wright said. "We've done everything we could, advertising with Patti LaBelle in town over the weekend and at Afram. James even came on stage with her Sunday night and we still didn't sell any more tickets.