Lynyrd Skynyrd cancels Gretna Fest appearance

GRETNA, La. -- Lynyrd Skynyrd will not be able to play Gretna Fest this Saturday due to Hurricane Matthew.

According to a release from the Gretna Heritage Festival, some members of Lynyrd Skynyrd live on the East Coast of Florida and have "suffered the wrath of Hurricane Matthew."

"It is very unfortunate that Hurricane Matthew is affecting the East Coast of the United States this weekend," the release reads. "We here in South Louisiana and the Metropolitan New Orleans area of Louisiana know all too well the effects a major storm can have.The effects of Matthew unfortunately have touched the Gretna Heritage Festival in the production and presentation of one of its acts.Members of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band reside on the East Coast of Florida and have suffered the wrath of Hurricane Matthew.These artist and band are not able to appear at the Gretna Heritage Festival on Saturday, October 8, 2016 due to Hurricane Matthew"

Travis Tritt will take their place, headlining the second day of the festival.

"Since we have all been there during Hurricanes and natural disasters we ask all patrons to come out and support the Gretna heritage Festival and Travis Tritt for stepping up and assisting our event," the release said.

Saturday line up is now as follows:

5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.      Mount Holly

7:45p.m. to 9:15p.m.      Blackberry Smoke

10:00p.m. to 11:30p.m. Travis Tritt

(© 2016 WWL)


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