Changes: Vans Warped Tour, Stars Of Nashville, Outlaw Music Festival

The first stop of Willie Nelson’s “Outlaw Music Festival” is called off … Vans Warped Tour nixes one of its shows … The “Stars Of Nashville” tour relocates its Manchester concert following the recent terrorist attack in the city.

The “Outlaw Music Festival” was supposed to hit the road with a July 1 gig at the Shrine On Airline in Metairie, La., located just outside New Orleans.

A post on promoter Blackbird Presents’ website blames a “scheduling conflict” and says that ticket refunds are available at points of purchase.

Willie Nelson
Southern Reel
– Willie Nelson
Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival, Blackbaud Stadium, Charleston, S.C.

Along with Willie Nelson & Family, the show was supposed to feature The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and more.

The outing will now begin July 2 at Dallas’ Starplex Pavilion. The show also includes performances from Hayes Carll and Margo Price.

Dates are booked through Sept. 17. In addition to lots of great music, the shows boast festival attractions including “local cuisine, craft beers, and crafts by local artisans.” 

Unfortunately, the Shrine On Airline has lost out on another show. The

Warped Tour broke the news to fans with the following statement: “To all our fans – it is never easy to do this, but due to circumstances out of our control we have been forced to cancel the 6.28 Metairie, La., show. From the Vans Warped Tour team, the bands, and all of our sponsors, we are truly sorry that this had to happen.”

Augusto “Cookie” Rojas, general manager of the New Orleans Baby Cakes, which plays at Shrine On Airline, told The New Orleans Advocate that the two cancellations were “just a coincidence.” He added, “It’s odd. But it was out of our hands.”

Fans can exchange their tickets for other Vans Warped Tour show or receive a refund by contacting [email protected]. Fans who purchased tickets at a Journeys store must mail in their physical tickets. Click here for more information.

Vans Warped Tour launches June 16 at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Parking Lot.

The Manchester stop for the

Manchester Arena has been forced to cancel or postpone several events after the suicide bombing outside of the venue following Ariana Grande’s May 22 show.

The venue released the following statement about the cancellation: “Following last month’s tragic incident, and the subsequent temporary closure of the main area outside the venue, Manchester Arena has no other option than to cancel the forthcoming Nashville In Concert event on Saturday 17 June.

Clare Bowen of Stars Of Nashville
Alex Bauer / Arcada Theatre
– Clare Bowen of Stars Of Nashville
Arcada Theatre, Saint Charles, Ill.

“The show will now take place at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on the same date across a matinee and evening performance. Ticketholders for the original arena date will be given a full refund and the chance to re-book tickets, 48 hours before the general public, for the new O2 Apollo show.

“Fans will be contacted directly by their original ticket agent with details of how to book for the change in venue. We apologise for not being able to stage this event and for the inconvenience caused to our customers. Further information on all other upcoming events will be announced shortly.”

As the name implies, the “Stars of Nashville” tour features cast members from the CMT series. The lineup for the June 17 concert features Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, and Jonathan Jackson.

Manchester Arena’s next schedule performance is Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow June 22.