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Dave Matthews Band, B.B. King and more cancel New York shows due to Hurricane Irene

Dave Matthews Band

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Kenny Chesney, who bumped his Sunday show in Foxboro, Mass., up to Friday in advance of Hurricane Irene, isn’t the only one having to change a date because of the storm.

The Dave Matthews Band Caravan was to set up shop on NYC’s Governors Island Friday through Sunday, but the Saturday and Sunday events have been postponed. Ticket holders are “invited” to attend tonight’s concert, or wait until new Caravan Governors Island dates are announced. B.B. King’s Rib Rock Festival was to hit the Jones Beach Theater on Long Island Saturday night, but that show, also featuring The J. Geils Band, Buddy Guy, and Gary Clark Jr., has been canceled.

Ditto the Rib Rock Festival’s Saturday night stop at Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center, this weekend’s Afro-Punk Festival in Commodore Barry Park and Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Tompkins Square Park, and Sunday’s Melanie Fiona, Jagged Edge, and Avant concert at Central Park Summerstage. Saturday’s Crosby, Stills & Nash Hamptons Rocks for Charity concert in Wainscott, NY has also been postponed.

With casinos in Atlantic City, NJ, already starting to close their doors, The Borgata has had to cancel three Frank Valli shows, postpone Donny Osmond’s Saturday gig to Oct. 9, and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sunday concert to Oct. 1.

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