The Randolph County Commission approved a permit Tuesday to serve beer at the concert by country music legend George Jones scheduled at the Elkins Raceway Sunday.
Concert organizer Jennifer Witek told commissioners at a special meeting Tuesday that two Budweiser trucks will provide beer on tap at the concert, in order to avoid bottles and cans.
Witek said she had discussed concert security with the county Sheriff's Department, noting that two retired U.S. marshals and a retired police officer will be among the security patrol at the event.
A total of 3,000 tickets for the show were put on sale, and about 2,500 had been sold as of Tuesday morning, Witek said.
The concert will be a "rain or shine" event, she said, adding that if it rains Sunday, organizers will "move everything up on the hill above the track."
Witek said she is planning other concerts at the racetrack later this year, including David Allen Coe on Sept. 30 and the Kentucky Headhunters on Oct. 3.
Commissioners unanimously approved the permit to serve beer at the concert Sunday. Commission President Mike Taylor told Witek commissioners will "see how this one goes" and vote on permits for the other events at a later date.
The special meeting was held Tuesday because the permit and another agenda item were "time sensitive" and needed to be voted on by the end of July, Taylor said.
Commissioners also voted unanimously to write a letter of support for Tygart Valley Apartments. A remodeling project is planned at the low income apartments on Wilson Lane in Elkins, which "can get up to 30 points on their tax credits to the state," Taylor said.
The Randolph County Commission's regular meeting will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the James Cain Courthouse Annex in Elkins.