N.C. Promoter Surrenders

A North Carolina concert promoter charged with scamming the Danville Harvest Jubilee summer concert series in Virginia out of $85,000 turned himself in to police May 1.

John Vick, wanted on two warrants for allegedly obtaining money under false pretenses, surrendered to the Danville Police Department. He was booked and released on $6,000 bond, according to the Danville Register & Bee.

In a statement, Vick’s attorney, James Reynolds, said his client is sure he will be cleared of all charges.

“Mr. Vick is confident that all evidence will show that he never intended to defraud anyone and certainly not the City of Danville or the Harvest Jubilee Foundation,” Reynolds said.

The promoter allegedly scammed Harvest Jubilee organizers out of the cash by contracting to promote then failing to book promised concerts. When organizers contacted Vick, he reportedly said he’d return the money but never did.

Vick was arrested and released pending a court appearance in March for allegedly passing a $35,000 check, funds reportedly linked to the Jubilee case.

The series is still scheduled to go on at Carrington Pavilion and the Crossing despite the missing funds. Booked at the Carrington are Little Big Town (July 10) and Jamey Johnson and James Otto (Sept. 5).