Arts festivals in Houston make unfortunate announcements in Harvey’s aftermath

Rare | 9/16/2017 | John Bogna
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Though things have slowly but surely started on the road back to normalcy for Houston, they still have a ways to go before the city’s ready to host its usual array of music festivals and events.

Live Nation announced on Wednesday that its yearly Open Air Festival, scheduled for October 14 and 15, was cancelled. The two-day hard rock show had weather related problems last year as well, according to the Houston Press. Musicians scheduled to play at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion this year included Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch and Mastodon. All tickets bought through Ticketmaster will automatically be refunded, according to the site.

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Indie music festival Index Fest, to be held last Saturday at Post HTX, was also cancelled. The producers of Index Fest said in a statement: “It is with deep disappointment and heavy hearts that Index Festivals, LLC is forced to announce the cancellation of our scheduled event on September 16th 2017...
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