Luis Santana/Tampa Bay Times
Just moments after the show was scheduled to start and fans had already taken their seats, the BankPlus Amphitheater in Southaven, Mississippi dismissed the country superstar and all his beloved fans.
The concert was scheduled for May 26th, 2016 at 8 p.m. local time.
Half-an-hour earlier than listed, the venue announced on social media that they were letting patrons inside.
THE GATES ARE OPEN! Everyone come out!
— BankPlus Amp (@BankPlusAmp) May 26, 2016
Luke was set to perform alongside Justin Moore and Jon Langston during the venue’s sponsored C Spire Concert Series, and the tickets started at $55.50/each (plus fees).
Just six minutes following the venue’s stated starting time, they revealed that they were delaying the concert, while anxious fans likely milled about just waiting to hear news.
A quick search of their Facebook post about the delay shows that many fans had arrived well in advance and were asked to leave by various personnel and also that the tickets said the show would go on through “rain or shine”.
45 minutes after the concert was set to begin, the venue finally announced that it was, in fact, cancelled. They stated that they would be rescheduling it, but at the time of this writing, no details had been announced.
But what was the reason for canceling the concert? Although the tickets said it would continue through “rain or shine”, BankPlus Amphitheater cited “weather” as the cause and some of the exclaiming fans had noted some employees saying it was due to lightning.
Due to the safety of the concert patrons, the @LukeBryanOnline show has been postponed. Stay tuned for further details.
— BankPlus Amp (@BankPlusAmp) May 27, 2016
Luke Bryan posted an acknowledgement on Twitter about the situation, saying “Southaven don’t worry we will be back. Get home safe.”
What do you think about this situation? How would you feel as a concert goer?
We are glad that they are putting patrons safety first – because that should be the primary concern when any event is being held, but we understand this could be disappointing for some concert-goers.
Watch Luke Bryan sing his hit song “Kill The Lights” in the video below.
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