Country stars Jake Owen and Hunter Hayes were set to play a benefit gig in Memphis this week, but it has been cancelled without details.
The show was set to take place tomorrow, July 26 at FedExForum to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Both artists have been actively involved with raising money for the hospital; Hayes participated in the post-race festivities for the St. Jude Marathon earlier this year, and Owen was awarded the St. Jude “Angels Among Us” award during the Country Cares ceremony.
However, the gig has been abruptly cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation, but officials at the FedExForum confirmed that the show was off. Ticketholders will be refunded at point of purchase and must present their physical concert ticket to be guaranteed a refund. A rescheduled date was not announced.
Owen will stop next in Kettering, Ohio on July 27 for K99.1FM’s A Day In The Country 30th Birthday Bash, followed by various one-off gigs this summer at casinos including Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. He is touring in support of his 2019 record Greetings From…Jake, which includes tracks “Down To The Honkytonk” and “I Was Jack (You Were Diane).”
Hayes, best-known for his breakthrough track “Wanted,” also returned to the music scene this year with tracks “One Good Reason” and “Heartbreak.” This is his first release since 2015’s The 21 Project. In September, he’s set to appear alongside Kelsea Ballerini at the LA County Fair in Pomona, California, followed by a one-off gig in November at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts in Kentucky.