Dave Matthews Band postpones two of its three Governors Island Caravan shows and Travis Tritt, Jeff Foxworthy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, B.B. King and Pat Benatar are among the acts getting an unexpected night off this weekend courtesy of Hurricane Irene.
Mother Nature sure knows how to disrupt even the best laid plans. As Hurricane Irene makes landfall in the Carolinas, the East Coast is preparing for the worst while hoping for the best – no easy task when facing a storm system reportedly 600 miles wide with winds nearing 110 m.p.h. as of Friday morning.
Surfers look at the waves crashing against the Oceana Pier in Atlantic Beach, N.C.
August 26, 2011
The Dave Matthews Band has postponed two of its three “Caravan” festival dates at Governors Island in New York City. Although today’s Caravan will take place as planned, Saturday and Sunday have been postponed. A message posted to the Dave Matthews Band website says tickets for Saturday and Sunday will be honored at today’s Caravan.
Tonight’s Jeff Foxworthy’s appearance at the Harrington Raceway and Casino in Harrington, DE, has been postponed to a date to be determined later.
Craig Campbell has canceled his Sunday concert planned for Caesars Atlantic City.
The Lynyrd Skynyrd concert scheduled Sunday at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City has been rescheduled for Oct. 1. Ditto for Donny Osmond who was to perform Saturday night but is now scheduled for Oct. 9. Meanwhile, Borgata's Music Box has canceled Frankie Valli’s appearances scheduled for this weekend.
The Rib Rock Festival dates featuring B.B. King, J. Geils Band and Buddy Guy scheduled for Saturday at the Nikon At Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y. and Sunday at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J., have been canceled.
Passengers with cars and bicycles prepare to board a ferry departing the island of Martha's Vineyard.
August 26, 2011
The Pat Benatar / Neil Giraldo gigs scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va., have been canceled.
Central Park Summerstage events planned for this weekend, including the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival and Sunday’s concert featuring Jagged Edge, Avant and Melanie Fiona have been postponed.
The Afro-Punk festival scheduled for New York City this weekend and featuring Janelle Monáe, Santigold, Das Racist and Toro Y Moi has been canceled.
HMag Fest scheduled for Hoboken Saturday and featuring The Walkmen has been postponed and will take place in September on a date to be named later.
The Travis Tritt concert scheduled for Sunday at the Indian Ranch in Webster, Mass., has been canceled.
A surfer catches a rare 12-foot wave at Folly Beach in Charleston, S.C.
August 26, 2011
The changes noted above should not construed as a complete list of cancellations and postponements brought about by Hurricane Irene. If you have tickets for any event in the affected areas, you should check with the venue for the latest information.
Click here, here and here for previous cancellation / postponement announcements due to Hurricane Irene.