The Black Crowes concert at Ryan Creek Meadows hit a snag last night when both the headlining band and the opener, Jackie Greene, failed to take the stage. Keli Hansen, who operates the venue with her husband Toby, says she's still waiting for an answer from the band's promoter as to why the concert fell through. She confirms the Black Crowes did arrive at the venue and that their equipment was set up, but speculates intermittent bad weather caused them to cancel at the last moment. Others who were at the show have expressed similar sentiments on Ryan Creek Meadows' Facebook page that rain and wind were contributing factors to the cancellation. The band's Twitter feed hints at the same problem.
Hansen says she's was contacted by Rockin Rudy's this morning about ticket refunds, but doesn't know yet how the refunding process will work. She encourages anyone with a Black Crowes ticket to check the venue's blog, which she will update with information once the promoter contacts her with details. Camping fees can be refunded, and Ryan Creek Meadows plans to offer anyone who paid the $5 parking fee and can produce a valid concert ticket a free parking voucher for a future event.
This hasn't been the smoothest week for the Hansens or Ryan Creek Meadows.