Alabama Speaks Out After Sudden Cancellation Of Country Music Event

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Those who were planning to attend the Pozo Stampede in California received some disappointing news on Monday night (April 24). Five days before the event was set to kick off, the host suddenly called off the whole thing.

The Pozo Saloon posted a short statement on its Facebook page, announcing that the festival has been cancelled “due to unforeseen circumstances.” Luckily, the Pozo Saloon stated that those who purchased tickets to the event are able to obtain a refund.

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Needless to say, those who were planning to attend the event were understandably upset. Several people expressed their disappointment in the comments on the Pozo Saloon’s Facebook announcement.

Those who bought tickets to the event were surely looking forward to hearing some of the best artists in country music right now. The festival had an impressive lineup established, including Randy Houser, Cam, and the legendary country group Alabama, who appeared as the first name on the festival’s promotional poster.

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The day after the Pozo Saloon made its announcement about the Pozo Stampede, Alabama’s team released a statement about it. Alabama’s team expressed how disappointed the group feels now that they won’t be able to perform for their fans at the festival.

Alabama’s team shared their statement on Facebook. The post also read that Alabama would not be performing at the event “due to the promotor, not paying contractual deposits required.”

According to the San Luis Obispo Tribune, this isn’t the first time that the Pozo Saloon has cancelled a major event. Last week, the saloon cancelled the Higher Grounds music festival that was scheduled to take place over the weekend (April 22-23).

Those who still want to watch Alabama perform have plenty of chances to do so. The group is on tour for most of 2017, with their next show scheduled for April 29 at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, California.

What are your thoughts on the sudden cancellation of the Pozo Stampede? Were you planning to attend? Let us know in the comments.