Zac Brown, SPARKcon and other Triangle events canceled due to Hurricane Florence

The Zac Brown Band concert has been canceled. Scott Sharpe // The News & Observer

J. Cole’s inaugural Dreamville Festival, a major multi-act concert that was set to bring thousands to Dix Park, has been canceled, organizers said.

And late Tuesday, the Charlotte and Raleigh concerts for the Zac Brown Band were canceled, adding to a growing list of outdoor events that have been disrupted during Hurricane Florence.

Meanwhile, SPARKcon, the annual free arts festival in downtown Raleigh, has been postponed at a date to be determined.

“We’ve always been rain or shine, and it’s always worked out,” said Brandon Cordrey, executive director of Visual Art Exchange, the organization that runs SPARKcon. “But that doesn’t really hold up if it’s a hurricane.”

Following a successful crowd-funding campaign, it was scheduled to start Thursday and run through the weekend.

Midtown Bluegrass Series with Lonely Heartstring Band at North Hills and BugFest at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences are also off. Both have been postponed to future dates to be announced.

Click there to see what other Triangle weekend events have been affected by Hurricane Florence

Related: Hurricane Florence path shifts toward South Carolina as storm looks to slow, strengthen


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