Hurricane Matthew Affects Country Concert Events

Luke Bryan, Jake Owen and Garth Brooks Shows Impacted by Weather Concerns

Hurricane Matthew has affected at least two country concert events this week.

The Beach Town Music Festival running Friday and Saturday (Oct. 7-8) in Vero Beach, Florida, has been postponed after Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for all of the state’s 67 counties.

Organizers booked Jake Owen, David Nail, Clare Dunn, David Ray, Scotty Emerick, Adley Stump, Bret Michaels, Gin Blossoms, Edwin McCain and L.A. Guns for the inaugural event. Tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates, which are expected to be announced shortly.

Additionally, Wednesday’s (Oct. 5) opening of the Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2016 in Gaston, South Carolina, has been canceled. Full refunds will be provided within the next 72 hours through Bryan’s website. The new opening date is Thursday in Greenback, Tennessee.

Late Tuesday, Garth Brooks announced that his Thursday night show at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, has been rescheduled to Sunday at 3 p.m. All tickets for Thursday’s show will be good for Sunday’s show at 3 p.m. Previously-scheduled evening shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are not impacted by the weather concerns.

According to The New York Times, the Category 4 storm hit the southern coast of Haiti with 145-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rain on Tuesday, wrecking homes and cutting off transportation in its wake.

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.