The Festival on the Square concert has been canceled due to the weather. Volunteers worked last night and early this morning to make the event happen, but wet conditions made having the concert impossible.
"The standing water became a major safety issue for our sound, lights, stage, and band people" said Main Street Department Leader, Beverly Abell. "Rain and electronics just do not mix, and we're not about to jeopardize anyone's safety."
The concert is one of the biggest fund raisers for the Main Street Department.
"This is a major blow for us," Continued Abell. "Certainly our department will feel the impact of the lost funding, but moreover, I hate that our hard-working volunteers couldn't see the fruit of their labors."
Those who purchased advanced tickets can get their money refunded by going to Gallery Main Street, on 110 w. Erwin St. Refunds will be available from 10 a.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Friday