Known for dealing with hurricanes and other severe weather during this time of year, Texas is no stranger to storms and heavy weather systems. This weekend, Something Wicked Festival was forced to cancel both days of their event because of heavy rains and severe weather. The event takes place right in the heart of Southeast Texas at Sam Houston Raceway in Houston.
Debris and flooding threatened many parts of Louisiana and adjacent Texas this week thanks to what many are calling the most “rapidly developed tropical system in history,” Hurricane Patricia. The storm was a major factor in the current weather in this region with 200 M.P.H. winds that forced evacuations throughout Mexico earlier this week. See more on the weather report here.
This morning, Something Wicked was officially cancelled via social media and other announcements on the web. Refunds will be given with details coming next week. On their Facebook page, Something Wicked made this statement:
“The decision to cancel Day 2 adheres to numerous weather reports and warnings. Fan and employee safety are paramount. Thank you for your understanding during these trying times. We will be in touch Monday with more details regarding refunds.”
Read this statement below and check out their website (source) as well:
With a heavy heart, we are sorry to announce Day 1 (Saturday Oct 24) of Something Wicked 2015 will not take place due to threatening weather conditions.
The decision is based upon the recommendation of experts, local authorities and the National Weather Service.
Due to the cancellation, fans should not travel to Sam Houston Race Park to attempt to enter the venue.
Something Wicked is aligned with Harris County to take all measures possible to protect the safety of our fans. Public safety is our priority. Something Wicked will Monitor the situation and provide an update on the possibility of the festival opening Sunday.
Our goal as festival producers is to create experiences and memories that last a lifetime. On Monday Oct 26, an update on refund information will be announced on our social and email channels.
Stay tuned here for information on Day 2.
Please stay safe.
-The Something Wicked team