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Pozo Stampede canceled five days before event; Alabama tweets ‘promoter not paying’ deposits

A concert at the Pozo Saloon in 2006.
A concert at the Pozo Saloon in 2006. Tribune file photo

The eighth annual Pozo Stampede, which was scheduled for this weekend, has been canceled.

The announcement was made on Facebook on Monday by the Pozo Saloon, the venue hosting the two-day country music festival that had been set for Saturday and Sunday.

The cancellation was due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to the announcement. No additional information was given.

Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

This year’s Pozo Stampede would have featured performances by Alabama, Randy Houser, Dan + Shay and more.

Alabama tweeted on Tuesday that the band “will not be appearing at the Pozo Stampede as advertised 4.30.17 due to the promoter not paying contractual deposits required.” Other tweets from the band’s Twitter account expressed their disappointment at not performing and told fans that the date would not be rescheduled.

Efforts to reach out to the Pozo Saloon for comment were unsuccessful Tuesday.

The Higher Grounds music festival, scheduled for last weekend at the Pozo Saloon, also was canceled. That concert was to feature Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Warren G and other acts.

Tribune staff writer Gabby Ferreira contributed to this report.

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