Tropical Storm Hermine Forces Cancellation Of Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam
September 1, 2016 at 11:11 AM (PT)
With the approach of TROPICAL STORM HERMINE, the "4TH ANNUAL PEPSI GULF COAST JAM" on the FLORIDA GULF COAST has been canceled. Originally slated for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd through SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, the lineup was scheduled to feature ERIC CHURCH, BRAD PAISLEY, and JAKE OWEN as headliners. However, with an excess of five inches of rain and sustained winds up to 40 miles per hour expected TONIGHT (9/1), HERMINE has created potentially hazardous situations that have required the stage and festival tents to be taken down and secured, which would not allow enough time after HERMINE has passed to reconstruct the festival venue and performance stage.
"In 30 years of business, this is the first time I've even been a part of something like this," said PEPSI GULF COAST JAM Executive Producer RENDY LOVELADY. "The owners of PEPSI GULF COAST JAM are devastated and deeply saddened but are also humbled by the enormous love and response from our fans and the city. Now we need to turn focus to the people who are in the direct line of the storm and pray for GOD's direct protection over them. This doesn't stop us or defeat us. We'll see you in PEPSI GULF COAST JAM 2017!"