Rothbury Replacement Canceled

What was expected to be a replacement for the Rothbury festival at the Lucky Lake Campground in western Michigan has also taken a hike.

The L3 Lucky Lake Live – Homegrown Michigan Festival organized by Arrowhead Productions was scheduled to bring 75 acts to the site Aug. 20-22.

But campground owner Don McCormick recently told the local Muskegon Chronicle that advance sales just weren’t there to support the show.

“The ticket sales are such that they are not covering basic costs,” he said. The festival had announced Uncle Kracker as an attraction, and the lineup included mostly acts that are still building names for themselves like Righteous, Robots in the Garden, Sargent Avenue, Sidetrack, Silversmith and Spencer Mulder.

Rothbury, an AEG-promoted event, brought major acts to the area the last two summers but was canned for 2010 because of “various artists’ recording and touring schedules,” according to a statement.

Tickets for Lucky Lake were being automatically refunded and those who’d booked campsites would receive three free nights, the Chronicle said.