For a band that formed in the sticks of Omaha, Neb., to have their own holiday seems rare. 311 is a band consisting of Nick Hexum as lead vocals, S.A Martinez as vocals/disc jockey, Tim Mahoney on lead guitar, P-nut on bass, and Chad Sexton on the drums. The five have released twelve CDs, three DVDs, and have hit top charts over seventeen times. In 2000, the band played a show in the city of New Orleans that changed everything for them. They went from small town band to big rock stars.
Who’d have thought that a concert could become a holiday? How about a three-day-long celebration? 311, must have done something right over the years, because every other year they hold a three-day-long celebration of their holiday known as 311 day. In 2000, the mayor of New Orleans declared 311 day as an official holiday of the city. Though it is not recognized as a national holiday, it is celebrated by 311 fans all over the globe.
The holiday falls on March 11 and consists of parties on the 10, 11 and 12. Both a day and night concert are performed on the 11, each one lasting a few hours. The event draws over thousands of 311 fans together in the city of New Orleans. This year, however, the event is scheduled to happen in Las Vegas, Nevada. The location has been changed due to a medical convention being held in the same area, causing a lack of accommodation for 311 fans.
Tickets were sold to fans in all 50 states and 13 countries for 2010. Floor tickets are sold for $64.50 per ticket, with a limit of two tickets per person. Reserved seat tickets are sold for $59.50 per ticket, with a limit of four tickets per person.