Florence from the ISS
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J. Cole’s Dreamland Fest Among The Hurricane Florence Cancellations

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(CelebrityAccess) — J. Cole has been forced to cancel the inaugural edition of his Dreamland festival, due to the threat of impending Hurricane Florence.

The festival, which had been scheduled for Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, featured headliners Big Sean, SZA, Young Thug and Nelly.

“Due to safety concerns regarding dangerous weather, we are extremely saddened to announce today that the inaugural Dreamville Festival 2018 is being cancelled,” organizers said in a statement Monday.

“Our team has been working tirelessly with officials from the City of Raleigh, along with our State and Federal Partners, among others, to monitor the potential negative impact of Hurricane Florence. With the current weather-related information at hand, we have together decided to cancel this year’s event for the ultimate safety of both the local citizens and festival attendees.”

Hurricane Florence, which is currently a category 5 storm, is churning its way through the Atlantic on what appears to be a direct course for the North Carolina coast. As of Tuesday, forecasts predict the storm to make landfall on Friday morning as a slow-moving major hurricane.

We’ve collected a list of other events that have been affected by the weather.

Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson has postponed his Saturday concert at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. A press release issued by the venue noted that, “tour management, promoters and arena personnel are working through the logistics of rescheduling the show; all tickets will be honored at the rescheduled date.”

A performance by Steven Wright, originally scheduled for Saturday at McGlohon Theater, has been postponed and will be rescheduled, according to a Tuesday afternoon tweet by Blumenthal Performing Arts.

Soul Junction, a two-day music festival planned for Friday and Saturday in Charlotte has also been postponed, with rescheduled dates to be announced, according to organizers.

The Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh announced that a performance of 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince, which had been scheduled for Thursday, has been rescheduled to October 8th.

A performance by the hip-hop group Bone Thugs N-Harmony, which had been slated for the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh on Thursday has been canceled.

The House of Blues in Myrtle Beach is closing for the storm on Tuesday and will re-open when its safe. The shutdown affected several shows. Seether, who was due to perform on Thursday, have canceled their performance, and a concert by Head Games – A Tribute To Foreigner has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 3rd.

The Ritz in Raleigh has not announced any cancellations yet, but have several shows scheduled for this week, including Lil Baby on Wednesday, Cherub on Friday and Shakey Graves on Sunday. A note from venue management said:

“We are monitoring Hurricane Florence and working with artist management teams to determine the best course of action regarding shows that are scheduled for this weekend. We will have more info soon, and appreciate your patience! Please keep an eye on our social profiles for updates. All current ticket holders will also receive an email once a decision has been made regarding a show.”

King’s Barcade in Raleigh has also postponed several shows, including several comedy performances and the Afterdark burlesque review.

However, a Friday performance at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek set for Friday is still a go, as of today.

“Fans planning on coming to this week’s shows – as of right now all shows are scheduled to play as planned. Please keep an eye on this page – we are continuing to monitor the weather and will update here any changes,” a statement from Walnut Creekmanagementent said.

The Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach has canceled two house shows and scheduled performances this weekend by the Platters, the Coasters and the Drifters are in wait-and-see mode.

Organizers of a 5 Seconds of Summer concert set for the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on Sunday night, are also waiting for more information about the storm before making a determination for the show.

If you have any updates for this list, please drop us a line at news@celebrityaccess.com.

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