Ohio’s Buckle Up Country Music Festival Canceled
The 2016 Buckle Up Country Music Festival, set to take place Aug. 5-6 in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been canceled.
The festival's official Twitter account shared the news on Monday (July 25), citing "circumstances beyond our control;" a Facebook post adds that tickets will be automatically refunded via Ticketmaster. The event was to feature Brad Paisley as a headliner, as well as Chase Rice, Randy Houser, Maddie & Tae, Tyler Farr and more, over two days at Summit Park in Blue Ash, Ohio. On her own Twitter account, Jessie James Decker, who was scheduled to perform at Buckle Up 2016, told fans that she was just as caught off guard by the cancellation as they were; in fact, she reveals that she learned about it via social media as well.
The Buckle Up Country Music Festival was purchased by PromoWest Productions in 2014, according to the event's official website. Just days before the announcement of its cancellation, tweets from the festival's official Twitter account were encouraging potential festivalgoers to purchase their tickets.
A number of multi-day country music festivals have been canceled in 2016 already: In February, DegaJam canceled its inaugural event, which Eric Church, Blake Shelton and Toby Keith were set to headline, and the second annual FarmBorough Festival, which would have featured Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Brantley Gilbert and more, also called it quits, just a week after tickets went on sale. The 2016 Big Barrel Country Music Festival, set to feature Church, Paisley and Sam Hunt, canceled in January.
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