Right now the east coast is facing what could be one of the worst storms in history. Hurricane Matthew has started its reign of terror and has begun to finally hit the east coast. With winds up to 140 mph and waves 12-15 feet tall the east coast is about to get hit hard.
As Hurricane Matthew is expected to make its way up the east coast this weekend, the event scheduled for Saturday and Sunday has had to cancel the festivities. In a statement posted to Facebook, AITP writes:
“Due to public safety concerns, the township of Lakewood New Jersey has officially cancelled Adventure in the Park 2016 in result of the uncertainty of Hurricane Matthew’s impact on the Jersey Shore this Friday October 7th through Sunday October 9th. We have spoken with town officials and it is in the communities best interest to prepare for what is approaching, due to previous historic hurricanes which have impacted the surrounding areas. Please be aware that this is solely for the safety of all adventurers and artists. We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this has caused anyone, and we are working diligently to make next years festival a much greater experience!
Full refunds will be available at your point of purchase. Those who purchased tickets online will receive an email from Ticketfly or Ticketmaster by the end of the day.”
— AdventureInThePark (@AITPtweets) October 5, 2016
The lineup featured plenty of diverse music from Alison Wonderland and Yellow Claw to Logic and Lil Wayne. Hopefully the festival promoters are able to recover and give fans another event next year.