Heroes Fest Canceled

A music festival scheduled at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sept. 8-11 to coincide with the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was canceled Sept. 9 because of funding problems.

In a statement posted on the Heroes Music Festival website, event founder Charles DeJournett said the unexpected withdrawal of an investor left him no choice.

“The Heroes Music Festival has been a personal passion for me and my family. We’ve worked over the past two years to put this event together in honor and celebration of our service men and women,” he said in the statement. “In a contract agreement, we aligned with an investor who demonstrated what we thought was the same passion and commitment, and we are just as surprised and devastated as the artists, vendors, and all involved that our investor elected to walk away from the project early this morning.”

The statement said ticket refunds and other business would be addressed as soon as possible.

Acts on the bill throughout the weekend included Rodney Atkins, Eddie Money, Jonny Lang, T. Graham Brown, Drowning Pool, Saving Abel and Days Of The New.