Hurricane Irene blasts plans for East Coast concerts, festivals Hurricane Irene blasts plans for East Coast concerts, festivals
As residents along the U.S. East Coast brace for the impact of Hurricane Irene, more venues and artists are amending weekend performance schedules. The... Hurricane Irene blasts plans for East Coast concerts, festivals

As residents along the U.S. East Coast brace for the impact of Hurricane Irene, more venues and artists are amending weekend performance schedules.

The storm will leave more than damaged property and land in its wake. Dozens of concerts and festivals have already been postponed, rescheduled or cancelled due to the imminent weather in Northeast coastal regions.

One of the earliest artists to announce scheduling changes was Kenny Chesney. Earlier this week, the country singer announced that he had rescheduled an August 28 concert to August 26 in light of the approaching storm.

The Dave Matthews Band Caravan plays tonight, August 26, on Governor’s Island in New York, NY, as previously scheduled. However, the event’s second and third nights (August 27 and 28) have been postponed.

Tickets to the August 27-28 Caravan dates will be honored when the events are rescheduled. But fans with tickets to those shows have also been invited to attend tonight’s festivities, according to an announcement on DMB’s official Web site.

Hurricane Irene is also raining on the weekend concert plans of Jimmy Buffett. The “Margaritaville” singer has rescheduled an August 27 concert at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA, until September 1. Tickets to the Saturday concert will be honored on the new Thursday night date, according to updates on Buffett’s Web site.

The below list of cancellations and postponements is not comprehensive. Additional events may issue announcements or change details as the weekend progresses.

Individuals holding tickets to weekend events in areas impacted by Hurricane Irene are urged to contact the event venues or the original point of purchase for their tickets in order to receive the most up-to-date information.

Hurricane Irene – Affected Concerts & Festivals:
(Events & status subject to change.)

Event Date(s) Location(s) Status
Afro-Punk Festival Aug. 27-28 Brooklyn, NY Cancelled
Blake Shelton &
Aaron Lewis
Aug. 28 Big Flats, NY Rescheduled (Oct. 2)
Bill Medley Aug. 27 Westbury, NY Cancelled
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Aug. 27 New York, NY Postponed (TBD)
Craig Campbell Aug. 28 Atlantic City, NJ Cancelled
Dave Matthews Band Caravan Aug. 27-28 New York, NY Postponed (TBD)
Donny Osmond Aug. 27 Atlantic City, NJ Rescheduled (Oct. 9)
Frankie Valli Aug. 26-28 Atlantic City, NJ Postponed (TBD)
HMag Fest Aug. 27 Hoboken, NY Postponed (TBD)
Jagged Edge Aug. 28 New York, NY Rescheduled (Sep. 1)
Javelina Festival Aug. 27-28 Rehoboth, MA Rescheduled (Sep. 30-Oct. 1)
Jeff Foxworthy Aug. 26 Harrington, DE Cancelled
Jimmy Buffett Aug. 27 Bristow, VA Rescheduled (Sep. 1)
Kenny Chesney Aug. 28 Foxboro, MA Rescheduled (Aug. 26)
Lynyrd Skynyrd Aug. 28 Atlantic City, NJ Rescheduled (Oct. 1)
Mary Chapin Carpenter Aug. 26 Virginia Beach, VA Rescheduled (Oct. 6)
New York Pops Aug. 28 Bethel, NY Rescheduled (Oct. 1)
Out in the Streets Fest Aug. 27-28 Brooklyn, NY Cancelled
Pat Benatar Aug. 27-28 Williamsburg, VA Cancelled
Rib Rock Festival Aug. 27-28 Wantagh & Holmdel, NY Cancelled
Silopanna Music Festival Aug. 27 Crownsville, MD Cancelled
Styx Aug. 28 Cohasset, MA Cancelled
The Temptations &
The Four Tops
Aug. 27-28 Cohasset & Hyannis, MA Cancelled
Travis Tritt Aug. 28 Webster, MA Cancelled
Uproar Festival Aug. 28 Mansfield, MA Rescheduled (Aug. 30)
ZZ Top Aug. 28 Westbury, NY Rescheduled (Aug. 29)