After we stuck our necks out multiple times for Lilith Fair 2010, the lineup for the August 10 date at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach was a bit of a disappointment. Truth that some of the reasons South Florida ended up with a mostly adult-contemporary version of a traveling show that booked Mary J. Blige, Janelle Monae, Erykah Badu and Loretta Lynn for other dates was due to scheduling. However, when reports of Lilith's imminent cancellation of many dates started rolling in, it didn't come as a huge surprise.
It's official now, though. Lilith Fair 2010 has canceled the following shows: Salt Lake City (7/12), Montreal (7/23), Raleigh (8/4), Charlotte (8/6),
West Palm Beach (8/10), Tampa (8/11), Birmingham (8/12), Austin (8/14),
Houston (8/15) and Dallas (8/16). Refunds are available at point of
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From the press release:
"We are in the midst of one of the most challenging summer concert seasons with many tours being cancelled outright," says Lilith co-founder Terry McBride. "Everyone involved with the tour would like to apologize to the fans and artists scheduled to play in these markets, and express appreciation for all the support for the festival's return. Lilith remains the only tour of its kind, and we are confident that fans will be amazed by what each date has to offer."
Aside from the ticket-buying public, this is a disappointment for the local acts who were competing for a chance to get on the bill. The hope is that Lilith can come to South Florida in the future and not go the way of Langerado. According to local promoter Woody Graber, no arrangements have been made as of this time to schedule the Gossip, the Court Yard Hounds, or any other acts from the now-cancelled date at other venues.