Hurricane Irene forces festival and concert cancellations, postponements


    hurricane Hurricane Irene forces festival and concert cancellations, postponements

    Hurricane Irene plans to obliterate the United States East coast this weekend, meaning a lot of concerts and festivals have been/will be forced to change their plans. Not even Dave Matthews can overcome the storm; Rolling Stone reports that the folk-rock warrior has postponed the second and third day of his New York City Caravan stop at Governors Island. As of now, today’s festivities will go ahead as planned.

    Other festivals and concerts postponed or canceled as a result of the impending storm:

    — New York City’s free Afro-Punk festival has reportedly been canceled. The two-day event was to feature Janelle Monáe, Santigold, Das Racist, Toro Y Moi, Cee-Lo Green, and Kenna, among others.

    — Hoboken, NJ’s hMag Fest has been postponed. Festival organizers say the festival, which promises The Walkmen, School of Seven Bells, and The Kickdrums, will be rescheduled to an upcoming weekend in September.

    — Crownsville, MD’s Silopanna Music Festival has been canceled. The one-day event was to feature Matt & Kim, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Fitz & the Tantrums, and Trombone Short & Oreans Avenue

    — Central’s Park scheduled Sunday concert featuring Jagged Edge, Avant, and Melanie Fiona has been canceled. It was to be the final free show at Central Park Summerstage this summer.

    — Michael Jackson’s birthday celebrations at Prospect Park and Irving Plaza in New York City have been canceled.

    — CANT’s scheduled show at New York’s Mercury Lounge on Sunday has been postponed.

    — Ted Leo’s scheduled show at New York’s Rock Shop on Saturday has been canceled.

    We’ll update this post as more postponements and cancellations are announced.

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