Black Music Matters Festival

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.