“When he heard the festival was canceled, he was just as let down as many of the fans,” said Nick Hartley, Houser’s manager. “He was immediately like, ‘The fans deserve better than that. Can I do it anyways?’ ”
Doors will open at 3 p.m. There is an optional donation at the door, with proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Hartley said.
The Pozo Stampede was canceled Monday due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a post on the Pozo Saloon Facebook page. On Tuesday morning, the band Alabama, which was set to perform, tweeted that they were not playing the annual festival “due to the” promoter “not paying contractual deposits required.”
No further details on the cancellation were available.