Dozens of concert events have been canceled along the Eastern seaboard in anticipation of Hurricane Irene, which is expected to pass through North Carolina tomorrow and hit the New York area by Sunday. Following deadly weather-related concert catastrophes at the Indiana State Fair and the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, promoters aren't taking any unnecessary risks this weekend.
The following events have been either canceled or rescheduled:
Dave Matthews Band - DMB Caravan Governors Island: Saturday and Sunday shows postponed
Afro-Punk Festival - Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY: canceled
Styx - South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset, MA: canceled.
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Sandler Center in Virginia Beach, VA: Rescheduled for October 6th
Pat Benetar - August 27th and 28th at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA: canceled
Kenny Chesney - Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, NC: Pushed up to August 26th.
Out In The Streets Fest - Brooklyn Fireproof in Brooklyn, NY: canceled.
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival - Marcus Garvey Park in Manhattan, NY: postponed.
Rib Rock Festival - Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY and PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ: canceled.
Jagged Edge - Central Park, New York, NY: rescheduled for September 21st.
Silopanna Music Festival - Crownsville, Maryland: canceled.