Lansing, Michigan’s second annual Three Stacks Festival, which was set to feature artists like The Breeders, Betty Who, Talib Kweli, and Touche Amore, has been cancelled amid low ticket sales.
The event, which was supposed to take place on June 22, was also set to feature acts like P.O.S., The Sidekicks, Retirement Party, and Microwave, among others.
“Due to a number of factors, we feel that we’re unable to deliver artists and fans an experience we’d be proud of, and for that reason, we have chosen not to move forward with the event,” organizers of Fusion Shows said on the festival’s website.
Nate Dorough, president and co-founder of Fusion Shows, said that ticket sales were very low and it didn’t make “financial or artistic sense” to proceed with the festival.
“We’re bummed that this event didn’t survive, but that happens in this business,” he said in a statement. “The City of Lansing and all the businesses in REO Town were wonderful to work with, and we’re bummed we couldn’t deliver an event for them.”
Organizers apologized to all artists and fans, but still encouraged concertgoers to visit REO Town, noting that “there’s a lot going on here, regardless of our inability to make this event stick.”
“We just want to say that we’re sorry,” a Facebook post from the festival read. “To the artists, to our sponsors, staff, and volunteers, and most importantly, to REO Town. We wanted to deliver something great to you on a yearly basis, but it wasn’t to be. We feel like we’ve let our neighborhood down, and that’s a heartbreak that’s gonna take some time to recover from. ”
Ticketholders will be refunded at point of purchase while TicketWeb purchases will be automatically refunded in a week.
While organizers were not able to hold the Three Stacks Festival, a few of the artists originally slated to perfom at the festival will now take the stage for a club show on the same day at the Crofoot in Pontiac. Touche Amore, Microwave, P.O.S., The Sidekicks, and Retirement party will take the stage at the new show. Organizers said that while they were unable to reschedule anyone else on such short notice, they “hope to work with everyone again in the near future.”