MagnoliaFest Has Been Cancelled Due To The Effects Of Hurricane Matthew

first_imgAs we all know, Hurricane Matthew hit the Southeast last weekend and devastated the area. One town hit particularly hard was St. Augustine, FL, home of the famed St. Augustine Amphitheatre. That venue was to be the site of the newly-relocated MagnoliaFest, which was set to take place this Saturday, October 15th, and was to feature a lineup that included JJ Grey & Mofro, The Infamous Stringdusters, Billy Bragg, Keller Williams and more.However, it now appears that the effects of Hurricane Matthew have put a damper on the MagnoliaFest festivities. In a new statement just released by MagnoliaFest organizers, it seems that the venue needs to be fully inspected by the state before it can reopen. As that inspection is still ongoing, the festival has been forced to cancel their events. This includes the late night party as well, scheduled for the nearby Elk’s Lodge.The festival has shared this information and outlined plans for ticket refunds in an open letter announcement to its fans. You can read that below.DUE TO EFFECTS OF HURRICANE MATTHEW, THE SATURDAY OCTOBER 15 20TH ANNUAL MAGNOLIAFEST EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDSt. Augustine, Fla. (October 12, 2016) – Due to the disastrous effects of Hurricane Matthew in St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach, the 20th Annual MagnoliaFest cannot take place on October 15 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. A full venue inspection is underway and must be completed prior to the Amphitheatre reopening to the public in its full capacity. Additionally, there is muchstrain to local services and infrastructure throughout the surrounding areas. All efforts throughout the area are focused on relief and rebuilding damaged areas.The Official MagnoliaFest After Party that was to be held at the Elks Lodge has also been canceled.Ticket refunds for The 20th Annual MagnoliaFest Celebrating the Stetson Kennedy Centennial are available at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre or Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices will be refunded at the Box Offices. Patrons that purchased tickets online or by phone via TicketMaster must contact TicketMaster for refunds. TicketMaster may be reached at (800) 745-3000.We’re disappointed that the 20th anniversary MagnoliaFest will not be able to happen, and hope that everyone in the area remains safe during this difficult time.last_img

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