Million’s of Hispanic’s will pay their final respects to the “Diva de las Bandas” tomorrow at the Gibson Amphitheater. But if your one of those who could not get a ticket don’t worry, Univision will transmit the memorial live from (12PM / 11AM Central / 9AM Pacific)
Tickets to singer Jenni Rivera’s memorial went on sale to the general public this morning on Ticketmaster.com for $1 at noon PT, giving fans of the regional Mexican star an opportunity to attend the event. As was expected, tickets to the event were sold out in under an hour.
After the public ceremony on Wednesday, the family also confirmed that a private ceremony will be held to be chaired by one of the brothers of the singer, the evangelical pastor Pedro Rivera Jr. “We value privacy and discretion to the family the day of her burial “said the familiar text, in English, without saying when would occur.
Until the sale of the tickets, representatives for the Rivera family had not announced how fans would be admitted into the Gibson, which can seat about 6,000 people. A source close to the event indicated that tickets were sold online to prevent scalpers from reselling them. Fans who attend the ceremony will be required to show identification and the credit card they used to purchase tickets, according to Ticketmaster.com.
The sale of tickets to memorials of the famous is not common. However, in 2009, organizers of the Michael Jackson services at the Staples Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles were distributed through an online lottery, which allowed thousands of fans to pay tribute to the King of Pop in person.
In April 2004, rising regional Mexican singer Adan Sanchez’s memorial service in Norwalk, Calif., was held at a small church with organizers expecting a few hundred people. Instead, more than 10,000 fans showed up to mourn the 19-year-old singer, who was killed in Mexico during a promotional trip when his vehicle blew a tire, overturned and fatally injured him.
Preparations for the memorial include flowers and butterflies. The family suggested the followers of the “diva of the band” wearing a white rose, and that instead of spending on expensive floral arrangements make donations to Jenni Rivera Love Foundation, a humanitarian aid organization founded by the singer to help victims of domestic violence.
The death of the Mexican-American singer, Jenni Rivera, reflects the huge cultural gap separating Latinos from other people in the United States.
Even though the unexpected death of the singer, Jenni months before settled all her finances and named her sister Rosy as a CEO of Jenni Rivera Enterprises, Inc. With specific instructions in case she died. Rivera was the founder of several businesses in 2007 including a cosmetic, perfume andclothing line, as well as real estate holdings. She also had a foundation to help victims of domestic violence. According to the Get Net Worth, Rivera is said to be worth around $25 million.
Jenni’s goals where to build a business empire that competed with other celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, or the Kardashian’s.