Festival on the Square Cancelled by Rain

Posted/updated on: October 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm

TYLER — Saturday’s 26th Annual Festival on the Square concert was cancelled due to wet conditions. The decision to cancel was made at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday.

“Our volunteers started setting up the event last night and continued very early this morning into the late afternoon,” said City of Tyler Main Street Department Leader Beverly Abell. “But the standing water became a major safety issue for our sound, lights, stage and band people. Rain and electronics just do not mix, and we were not about to jeopardize anyone’s safety.”

The concert, which is a major fundraiser for the Main Street Department, was to feature a line-up of four bands, including headliner Cody Canada and The Departed.

Abell said those who purchased advance tickets may get refunds from 10 a.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Friday at Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin St.

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