Thursday, February 13, 2014

Concert cancellations abound due to snow

Phish frontman Trey Anastasio's concert at The Fillmore tonight has been postponed until Monday, February 17, but many fans planning to check out shows this week won't be as lucky. Few shows cancelled due to winter weather will be rescheduled so quickly.

The Charlotte Folk Society's Scott Ainslie (above) concert scheduled for Friday (and featured in today's Style section) has been cancelled. The Folk Society hopes to have the blues guitarist and musical historian back, but doesn't have a makeup date yet.

Blumenthal Performing Arts cancelled four show's Thursday. Both Moliere's The School for Wives (running through February 22 at Duke Energy Theater) and The Mountaintop (playing Booth Playhouse through March 2) will be dark tonight. Performances were cancelled Wednesday as well.

An Evening with Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough scheduled for Thursday at Knight Theater has been postponed until April 17. Sadly there's no reschedule date for Jon Batiste and Stay Human, who was set to play McGlohon tonight.

Recent Grammy winners Snarky Puppy has also had to cancel since they couldn't make it to town. It has rescheduled for March 11. Tomorrow's Je T'aime Sideshow Extravaganza at Neighborhood has also been postponed until March. No date has been released yet.

Thursday's Hannah Thomas show at Evening Muse and the Sirsy show at Double Door have also been cancelled. Sun Brother's show at The Milestone is also cancelled for Thursday since the bands were not able to make it to the venue.

It's not all bad news though. R&B group Shai, who was scheduled to open the new University area Red@28th is moving the Valentine's party to NoDa's Red@28th location Saturday. That location's address is 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112A. The show is at 8 p.m. and there's no cover to boot. Shai was responsible for early `90s hits like "If I Ever Fall In Love Again," "Comforter," and "Baby I'm Yours."

Snug Harbor appears to remain a bastion of entertainment in the sea of cancellations if you happen to be out. It was open in the middle of a blizzard the last two nights and it looks like this weekend's shows will go on. Be sure to check with venues before heading out this weekend. And stay warm and safe.