Entitled “Rock the Red,” the concert was actually to feature three country acts: Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels, and Lee Brice. Announced in June, as reported in the Charlotte Observer, it would have been held at the 11,000-seat Bojangles Coliseum, and was the brainchild of area political consultant Jason Lambert. But something went wrong.
“They didn’t meet their financial obligations by the deadline we require,” said Kimberly Meesters, director of marketing for the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, which sent organizers the cancellation notice Wednesday. People who did buy tickets can obtain refunds.
For its own part, the Rock the Red organization is blaming the CRVA for blunders and a lack of promotional support that prevented ticket sales from taking off.