Promoter Charged With Scam

A North Carolina man has been charged with scamming the Danville Harvest Jubilee summer concert series out of $85,000 after contracting to promote and then failing to book promised concerts.

Two arrest warrants were issued for John Vick of Edenton, N.C., who is charged with obtaining money under false pretenses, according to a police statement cited by Danville News.

Vick was arrested and released in March on a felony bad check charge linked to the Jubilee case. He faces charges in that case of passing a $35,000 check.

Despite the lost funds, concert organizers said the series will go on at the Carrington Pavilion and Fridays at the Crossing. Vick had assured organizers he would repay the funds but has not done so.

The summer concert series was to begin May 1 and continue the first Friday of each month through September. Little Big Town is booked July 10, with Jamey Johnson and James Otto appearing in September.

“Fortunately, we have loyal supporters and sponsors,” Jubilee president Danny Moon told the Register & Bee. The organization’s budget ranges from $400,000 to $600,000 per year, according to the paper.

“With the continued support of this community, loyal friends and sponsors of the Jubilee Harvest Committee, I am hopeful this issue can be cleared up and efforts to provide quality entertainment and events for the community will continue to be successful,” Moon said.