Sign up for newsletter
 

Alabama fest cancelled

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – A third country music festival slated for this summer has been cancelled.

The Dega Jam fest at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama said on its web site it was not being held. No reason was given.

The festival, which was going to make its debut this year, was slated to feature Blake Shelton, Toby Keith and Eric Church from July 1-3. Hank Williams Jr., Dwight Yoakam, Brandy Clark, Billy Currington, Kip Moore, Gary Allan and Tyler Farr also were on the bill.

The fest said on its web site, "We regret to announce that despite the tremendous enthusiasm many have expressed about the Dega Jam festival, set for this 4th of July weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, the event has been cancelled."

"We sincerely apologize to everyone impacted by this difficult decision-fans, artists, industry partners, corporate partners, and everyone at Talladega Superspeedway."

Ticket purchases received full refunds including service charges starting yesterday.

The FarmBorough Festival, slated for late June, in New York City, was cancelled as was the Big Barrel fest in Delaware, also planned for June.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Henry comes out the other end a better man – Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the songs from this fine new album do not address his illness directly, they many times touch upon the big issues of human existence (life, death and the meaning of it all).... »»»
Concert Review: What's in a name? Strings lives up to it – Billy Strings may not be his real name, but the bluegrass performer more than lives up to his adopted moniker. Bluegrass may not be the first style of music when one thinks of William Apostol's (yup, that's Billy's real name) home state of Michigan, but with more miles on the bus and shows like this outstanding, lengthy, lyrical night... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Willis, Robison spin "Beautiful Lie" Eleven years ago, Kelly stepped away from music. She had just finished touring on 2007's exquisite "Translated From Love" and felt the angst of being a travelling musician with family at home. At that point, Willis and her husband, musician/producer Bruce Robison,... »»»
Chip Kinman celebrates brother, career on "Sounds Like Music" For a brief moment last summer, the news of Tony Kinman's death was, if not greatly exaggerated, then at least fortuitously premature. The roots rock icon, known for his work in The Dils, Rank and File, Blackbird and Cowboy Nation with his younger brother Chip, had been diagnosed with cancer in March 2018,... »»»