Scotty McCreery was due to perform at the South Carolina State Fair today, but due to the anticipated impacts of Hurricane Michael, the show has been postponed.
The show, which was supposed to kick-off today, October 11, has been moved to next Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m. State Fair manager Nancy Smith said that she doesn’t remember the fair ever closing during her 35 years with the organization, but said “this was an easy call because it was the right one for our community.”
My show tomorrow (10/11) at the @SCStateFair in Columbia, SC has been postponed to next Thursday (10/18) due to the impending hurricane. Everyone be safe! I look forward to seeing you next Thursday. For more info, https://t.co/OmT7cJAHVi
— Scotty McCreery (@ScottyMcCreery) October 10, 2018
“We decided it was in the best interest of our patrons, employees, concessionaires and carnival staff not to open Thursday given the unpredictable nature of the storm,” Smith said. “It’s unfortunate that we have to miss a day, but that’s the nature of our industry, and safety is always our first consideration. The good news is the storm is expected to pass through quickly, and we will resume full operations on Friday.”
“We know how much fans were looking forward to this concert, and we appreciate Scotty McCreery’s management team being so flexible and working with us to get this show rescheduled,” she continued. “We look forward to having him perform next week as we know so many others do.”
The fair, which will run through October 21 at Rosewood Drive and George Rogers Boulevard in Columbia, will continue to operate full-schedule in the following days. While tickets for the concert will be honored during the new show date, more tickets are still available.
The American Idol season 10 winner just released the record Seasons Change this past March, which features tracks “Wherever You Are,” “In Between,” “Home In My Mind,” and “This Is It.” McCreery is currently touring in support of Seasons Change, with shows in cities like Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Boston.