H.E.R.’s Lights On Festival Canceled

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LIGHTS ON: H.E.R. performs at her own Lights On Festival on Sept. 19, 2021. Photo courtesy Of H.E.R.

H.E.R’s Lights On Festival has been called off – less than a month before it was supposed to make its grand return. The event, put on by Live Nation Urban and curated by the award-winning singer, was scheduled Sept. 16-17 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.

The lineup was to feature performances from H.E.R. and Friends, Jazmine Sullivan, PartyNextDoor, Don Toliver, Alina Baraz, Tooshi, Smino and more.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lights On Festival will not take place this year,” festival representatives said in a statement released to the San Francisco Chronicle on Aug. 22. “We sincerely appreciate and value the Lights On Festival community and look forward to returning with an incredible experience in 2024.”

Lights On Festival made its debut in 2019, with the second, and most recent, edition held in 2021.

A post on Live Nation’s website says “Unfortunately, the Event Organizer has had to cancel your event. No action is required to obtain a refund. It will be processed to the original method of payment used at time of purchase, once funds are received from the Event Organizer, which is usually completed within 30 days.”

Tickets for Lights On went on sale in late June.

As previously reported, the initial idea for Lights On came from Live Nation Urban president Shawn Gee and Jeff Robinson, CEO and founder of MBK Entertainment, the company that manages H.E.R. When Gee and Robinson brought the idea to H.E.R. and MBK president and managing partner Jeanine McLean-Williams, they agreed it was the perfect move.

H.E.R.’s upcoming schedule sees her joining Coldplay on the band’s “Music Of The Spheres World Tour” including a Sept. 20 stop at Lumen FIeld Event Center in Seattle. She’s also set to appear at the Crossroad Guitar Festival in Los Angeles Sept. 24.

Box office reports submitted to Pollstar for H.E.R. include a June 12 show at Daily’s Place Amphitheater in Jacksonville, Florida, that sold 4,843 tickets and grossed $316,891.