The opening weekend of Irving Music Factory will have a hole on the calendar on Sunday, Sept. 3. Jeff & Larry's Backyard BBQ, the comedy show featuring Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy, has been canceled "in the interest of safety," according to a statement.
The cancellation is surprising, since Dallas is likely to be the home for concerts over the coming weeks that were canceled due to flooding elsewhere. We've yet to see major events canceled in our area because of Hurricane Harvey, which has not brought flooding to North Texas. In fact, Dallas' mayor says we are poised to shelter "thousands upon thousands" of evacuees from cities south of us.
We've asked LiveNation for more information about the cancellation.
Of note, Jeff & Larry's Backyard BBQ was supposed to stop first on Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands, Texas, an area affected by Hurricane Harvey. The statement from LiveNation notes a cancellation in both the Woodlands and Irving, saying, "We are thinking of those affected by Hurricane Harvey."
Refunds will be available to ticketholders, the statement says.