Phillip Phillips to perform tonight at D&E

ELKINS – Less than 100 tickets still are available for tonight’s Phillip Phillips concert.

The pop music superstar and “American Idol” winner will take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Harper-McNeeley Auditorium on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.

Tickets can be purchased today at the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA, and at Harper-McNeeley starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 for D&E students, $25 for general admission and $35 for prime seats.

“We are very excited about this concert and this big act coming to Elkins,” said Sid Gillespie, executive director of the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA. “He has a lot of hits right now, and the concert is on a Friday night, which it big. It’s a great concert in our own backyard.”

More than 1,100 tickets already have been sold, with just over 70 left.

Opening the night of entertainment will be Dugas, an up-and-coming duo whose new album, “Another Day,” is receiving national acclaim. The pair most recently concluded a two-month tour with the Zac Brown Band.

Dugas’ performance is set to start at 7 p.m.

“I really want to thank our sponsors, Elkins Fordland, Yuengling and Allegheny Insurance,” Gillespie said. “Also, the staff at the college has been really helpful and professional. We have a good working relationship, and they have done so much to help us with this show.”

All proceeds from tonight’s concert will go toward the YMCA.

“This will help benefit the YMCA,” Gillespie said. “Proceeds will go for operational expenses and we will be raising money in the near future to redo the pool for the kids and our community. This is just one way the community can support the YMCA.”

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