With the awful weather of Hurricane Matthew threatening the Southeast, the upcoming Mustang Music Festival in Corolla, NC has been forced to cancel their event as well. The festival was to feature sets from moe, Lettuce, G. Love & Special Sauce, Yonder Mountain String Band and so many more, but the state of emergency in North Carolina is apparently too concerning to overcome.
The festival made the announcement with the following open letter to the fans:
A word from our Producer:
“It is with immense sadness we have to cancel the 6th Annual Mustang Music Festival. After sleepless nights, consultations from local and regional officials, we have determined that proceeding further in our production is hazardous and unsafe for our patrons, crew and performers. While the forecast for Hurricane Matthew has improved over the past few hours, there is still much uncertainty to its effects. North Carolina is under a State of Emergency and evacuations of the the North Carolina coast are still possible. All tickets will be purchased with a credit card will be refunded over the next 10-12 business days. Tickets purchased locally with cash will be refunded at the point of purchase beginning Tuesday, October 11.
A major thank you to everyone that worked on trying to make my dream a reality. I’m hopeful to be able to recover from this setback and try again in the future.”
Hopefully the Mustang team can recover from this year’s tragedy and come back next year for another strong music festival. It is so sad to see natural weather disasters destroying get experiences like this from happening.