We have just received word that the Bluegrass Hotel concert scheduled for this Friday (3/20) in Louisville, KY has been canceled.
An official statement from the promoters, and from The American Cancer Society, are expected later today.
The Itchin’ To Pick event, also scheduled for this weekend at The Galt House in Louisville, will continue as planned. It will be held in the east tower at the Galt House.
UPDATE 6:05 – The following statement came from Lorraina Aldridge, Associate Executive Director of the Greater Louisville Kentucky Area for the American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society agreed to be the beneficiary of the proceeds from ticket sales from the Bluegrass Hotel benefit concert. The Bluegrass Hotel LLC agreed that the American Cancer Society name could only be used in relation to being the beneficiary of the event, and that all usage of the organization’s name needed to be approved by the American Cancer Society.
We have asked that the incorrect information posted on the Bluegrass Hotel website and on the MySpace page indicating that the American Cancer Society participated in a consultation with Bluegrass Hotel concerning the payment of artists be removed. The American Cancer Society was not involved in the logistics or planning of the event, including artist agreements, or conversations with artists.