Blues Traveler pulls out of Cheerwine Festival due to artist illness

Published 6:01 pm Thursday, May 19, 2022

SALISBURY — The Cheerwine Festival will go on but without one of its headlining musical acts.

Due to artist illness, Blues Traveler will not be able to perform as scheduled on Saturday night. All other musical acts, including Spin Doctors, as well as a replacement act, will entertain festival goers throughout the day, according to a news release from Cheerwine.

The band expressed disappointment at having to cancel the show on its Twitter page. Along with canceling its Cheerwine performance, Blues Traveler shelved weekend shows in Gethsemane, Kentucky, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Friday and Sunday, respectively. In a post, Blues Traveler promised to “return to each of these areas we’ve missed when I can do it safely&well.”

The revised schedule is: 

Lauren Light Trio: 2-3 p.m.

Tsunami Wave Riders: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

9daytrip: 5-6 p.m.

Artist to be Announced: 6:30-8 p.m.

Spin Doctors: 8:30-10 p.m.

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