Party in the Pines, major country concert, canceled
Party in the Pines, a widely promoted country music concert at Bienville Plantation in Hamilton County, has been canceled.
Robert Morey, the owner of Bienville Plantation, gave the Lake City Reporter the news by phone late Tuesday afternoon.
The reason for the cancellation was not immediately clear.
“There are a lot of forces in play beyond our control we don’t understand,” Morey said. “It will take a while to sort it out.”
He said his first priority would be to refund sponsors and customers for ticket sales, though for the time being, “all our funds are held by the artists’ agency.”
“We beg for understanding,” Morey added.
He said a news release would be issued later Tuesday, but the Lake City Reporter was on an accelerated press deadline due to Hurricane Michael and could not wait.
It is not clear if Party in the Pines will be rescheduled for next year.
“I can’t be optimistic right now,” Morey said.
Party in the Pines debuted in October 2017 and was set for Oct.19-20 this year in White Springs.
“This was an event that was so impactful to the community,” Morey said.
The Zac Brown Band and Little Big Town were scheduled to headline.