Concerts Cancelled at Indiana State Fair, Others Relocated

The Indiana State Fair is still in shock from the disaster that struck this past weekend when the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand collapsed just before the Sugarland concert, killing five. Sugarland is devastated by the loss, and sent their condolences almost immediately via Twitter. While the fair grounds were closed all weekend after the tragedy, and a memorial service held yesterday morning before the grounds were reopened, many were left wondering what would happen to the rest of the fair’s events and mainly, concert line-ups. And while there was rumor that all acts would be rescheduled, only a few of them and some big names have been cancelled.

Janet Jackson was going to appear at the fair on Wednesday, August 17, but that show has been cancelled; as has the Lady Antebellum concert that was scheduled for Friday. Train and Maroon 5 were also set to perform at the fair and while those shows will go on, the new location for them has not yet been announced; both groups will perform on Thursday, August 18. But who knows just how that show will go? James Valentine, guitarist for Maroon 5, said that he didn’t know if going ahead with the show was right, saying “It just doesn’t seem like the right sort of atmosphere, y’know? It’ll probably take some time to heal. It’s such a tragedy.”

No doubt there will be a few memorials held for the victims throughout both shows. But still, Maroon 5 doesn’t feel as though that’s enough. They will be holding a benefit concert for the victims of Saturday’s accident, although details of that show have not yet been released.

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