After missing his debut performance at Outside Lands because he was detained by San Francisco police after his intern allegedly scalped a concert wristband, musician Fantastic Negrito will be performing - for free - to make up for the missed show.
The Oakland blues singer will perform on Sept. 11 at The Independent in San Francisco, in an event that costs nothing but an RSVP. A total of 500 people can fit in the venue, according to Another Planet Entertainment President Sherry Wasserman, and by Thursday, 1,000 has responded to attend.
"Something happened that's beyond what should have happened," Wasserman said. "It was a really unfortunate situation. We are thrilled to be able to offer this performance for those who weren't able to see it. He shouldn't have been detained. And we're trying to make it right."
The artist won NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” contest in February, and was detained in August when police cited him and two colleagues for illegally scalping Outside Lands tickets. Fantastic Negrito said his intern confessed to wrongfully selling the wristbands, and the three were released hours after being placed in handcuffs. Fantastic Negrito was too late to perform for the show.
Another Planet puts on Outside Lands, as well as concerts at The Independent, the Greek Theater, Bill Graham Civi, Fox Theater and other venues.
Wasserman said that this smaller show is being billed as "Inside Lands."