Music To Know Canceled

MTK: Music To Know Festival, Escape To New York, The Monkees and Old Crow Medicine Show have all recently called off dates.

The inaugural MTK: Music To Know Festival will have to wait before making its debut. A post on www.musictoknow.com dated Aug. 6 announced that the festival is not taking place.

“Despite our unique vision and arranging a world-class line-up, ticket sales were not adequate to allow the event to continue,” the statement said.

The festival was scheduled for this weekend Aug. 13-14 at Runway 4 in East Hampton, N.Y., with a lineup that included Bright Eyes, Vampire Weekend, Matt And Kim, Ellie Goulding, Cold War Kids and M. Ward. Ticket holders are encouraged to check back with the festival website this week for more information.

Organizers with Escape To New York graciously offered to let Music To Know ticket holders attend their festival instead by showing MTK proof of purchase.

Escape To New York took place Aug. 5-6 in Southampton, N.Y., at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. The event was scheduled to run through Aug. 7 but the last day was canceled at the last minute because of weather concerns.

A statement from festival organizers pointed a finger at “heavy overnight and morning rainfall, impending inclement weather, safety concerns and potential damage to The Shinnecock Indian Nation’s Reservation.”

Sunday’s lineup would have featured Of Montreal, Mates Of State, The Jolly Boys, Reptar, Tiger Love and Savoir Adore.

Fans who had purchased single-day Sunday tickets (including event, parking and/or brunch tickets) can contact their ticket vendor for refunds. Information regarding refunds for weekend pass holders will be announced soon on the festival website.

The Monkees recently announced a large number of cancellations of their own. The band has called off all its entire August and September tour. The U.S. shows were scheduled from Aug. 26 through Sept. 23.

An announcement on Live Nation’s website cites the wildly popular explanation of “unforeseen circumstances.” Refunds are available at point of purchase. Tickets purchased through LiveNation.com or Ticketmaster.com or charged by phone will be automatically refunded.

Old Crow Medicine Show is another group that will no longer be touring in September. A representative for the folk/bluegrass band told Pollstar that the group has canceled all upcoming shows through the end of the year.

A statement on Old Crow Medicine Show’s website and Facebook page says the band is going on hiatus to “seek health and wellness over the coming months. Thank you for your continued love and support.”

Upcoming shows included a Sept. 14 show in Tulsa, Okla., as well as a Sept. 16 appearance at Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas, and an Oct. 1 set at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco.