Magnolia Fest, a day-long music festival planned for Saturday at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, has been canceled in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
“Due to the disastrous effects of Hurricane Matthew in St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach, the 20th Annual MagnoliaFest cannot take place on October 15 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre,” reads a release from the venue. “A full venue inspection is underway and must be completed prior to the Amphitheatre reopening to the public in its full capacity. Additionally, there is much strain to local services and infrastructure throughout the surrounding areas. All efforts throughout the area are focused on relief and rebuilding damaged areas.”
The festival is in its 20th year, but its first in St. Augustine. The festival had been held every October at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, but was moved this year after a dispute between the park and the promoter. A new festival, Suwannee Roots Revival, will take place this weekend at Spirit of the Suwannee.
Tickets for Magnolia Fest will be refunded at point of purchase.