Day 1 of JAB Fest Canceled After Lightning Storm Sweeps Through Lubbock
JAB Fest 2018 is off to a rainy, rough start.
The first day of the two-day country music festival in Lubbock, Texas was canceled before the second act of the night, Grant Gilbert, took the stage. After show opener Kaitlin Butts wrapped her set, concertgoers were asked to head into the Pavilion due to lightning strikes seen overhead.
Not long after that, Josh Abbott, Kaitlin Butts and Grant Gilbert made their way into the center of the crowd, guitars (and, for Butts, a dog) in hand to play some unplugged music while everyone hoped for the storm to pass. But it got worse. And as the rain began pouring, leaks in the ceiling of the Pavilion left even less dry room for the hundreds huddled inside.
Minutes after the trio ended their impromptu set, a Lonestar Amphitheater employee approached Lonestar 99.5 staff and said the show was being canceled.
Thankfully, Josh Abbott tweeted that Friday tickets will be honored on Saturday. Those who can't make it to Saturday's show can get a refund, and anyone who purchased a two-day pass can get half of the cost refunded.
You can see some video of the storm in our Facebook Live video below: