Imagine Music Festival has been cancelled due to the torrential downpour from Hurricane Nicholas. Although this weather system began as a tropical storm, it strengthened into a category 1 hurricane shortly before making landfall in Texas and Louisiana earlier this week. Amidst threats of strong winds, lightning, and rain, the Imagine team passed the following cancellation announcement onto fans and festival-goers.
Undeniably, the Imagine festival cancellation is disappointing. This comes after the cancellation of Buku: Planet B due to the rise of COVID-19 variant cases; furthermore, Bonnaroo announced their cancellation after the destruction caused by Hurricane Ida. While this is heartbreaking news after an already tumultuous festival season, there is still plenty of hope. Imagine is offering refunds to ticketholders, or ticket transfers for their 2022 festival. Furthermore, they stated that their resources will now be focused on supporting disaster relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana. Most importantly, the team made this decision with only the best intentions for their fans. Prioritizing the safety and the experience just goes to show how much the Imagine team cares for everyone involved.
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From September 15 to October 15, the United States recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s a time to celebrate the vibrant Hispanic and Latinx cultures and to uplift our neighbors from those communities. Also, this offers an opportunity to learn about the innumerable different Hispanic and Latinx influences on music. Check out this article for an overview of the long, rich history of Hispanic and Latinx music over the centuries.