Tickets Please Keeps on Humming!

Rob and Kris Riendeau (publishers of theHumm), along with Ann Hawthorne (former owner of Tickets Please), are delighted to announce that Tickets Please — the Ottawa Valley’s favourite local ticketing platform — will emerge from the pandemic ready to promote the heck out of our soon-to-be-vibrant arts and entertainment scene!

After successfully running the Perth-based business for the past ten years, Ann decided that she was ready to step back. When Rob and Kris approached her about taking over the business, she was delighted that area venues and events would continue to have a local ticketing outlet. Since theHumm has long been promoting many of the events that sell tickets through Tickets Please, it didn’t take long for all parties to realize what a great fit this was. “I have no doubt that you have excellent relationships with all these people and many more,” Ann told theHumm, “and they will all be thrilled if you can add ticket sales to your already amazing services.”

For their part, Rob and Kris are honoured to be associated with the business that Ann has built over the past decade. “We will continue to provide online and by-phone ticket sales,” Rob notes, “coupled with additional promotion in the print and online versions of theHumm, in our weekly ‘Hummail’ e-newsletter, and via social media.”

The Humm team is excited about forging new relations with venues and event organizers throughout the Valley, and helping to connect patrons with events again as soon as it is safe to do so. “Local theatres, music venues and performers have faced tremendous challenges over the past year, and we can’t wait to help them come roaring back”, Kris explains. “This aligns so well with everything theHumm has been doing for the past 22 years, and Ann has been extremely generous with her time in helping us get set up.”

Tickets Please will continue to operate under the same name and with the same phone number (613–485–6434).