Kicker Country Stampede was this past weekend at Heartland Motorsports park and they COULD NOT have had worse weather. Friday night and Saturday night storms blew through and left the festival a disaster. Sadly, the ones that came through Saturday happened while the show was still going on, forcing Jason Aldean to cancel his set. Later that night he posted an apology video on his instagram.
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Always hate having to deliver these messages but sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t leave us any options. Sorry for having to cancel the show at Country Stampede. We were here and ready to jam with u guys tonite. We can play in the rain, the lightning being so close is what got us. I apologize to you guys but hopefully we will see you soon. 🤙🏼
Look, I know the organizers caught a lot of flak for canceling the show, but as Jason said, if it was just rain, they would have continued but with lightning in the area it just made it unsafe. Sadly, Stampede officials are going to lose either way. People are upset they canceled and I get that, but if the show would have gone on and God forbid someone got hurt this most likely would have been the last Country Stampede. Hats off to them for putting safety above all else.