Furthur Forced To Cancel Vermont Show

Barely 24 hours before they were set to kick off the Northeast leg of their summer tour, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s latest  project, Furthur, has been forced to cancel their July 5 show at the Shelburne Museum, in Shelburne, VT due to concerns from local authorities about surrounding ticketless fans and heavy traffic. The Catamount State and the Dead have had previous history, as back in 1995, thousands of ticketless fans crashed the gates at the band’s June 15 gig at Franklin County Field in Highgate, VT.

While it’s the fans in Vermont’s loss, it is the gain for the people of the Philadelphia area as the band has announced a replacement show to take place at historic The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA for that day – with a pre-sale beginning today at noon, and the public on-sale tomorrow at 10 AM. Here’s the official statement from the band…

July 5th Shelburne Vermont Show CANCELLED
To All Of Our Fans Who’ve Purchased Tickets To Our July 5 Show in Shelburne, VT:

After days of meetings to address and alleviate last minute concerns being expressed by State and Local Authorities, Furthur is very disappointed to learn that today (6.24), the local authorities, citing an inability to deal with an expected influx of ticketless fans, traffic concerns, and other issues, have revoked the approved permits for the show and have decided to cancel Furthur’s concert at Vermont’s Shelburne Museum on July 5. As the decision was made by the local authorities so close to the event date, regrettably we are unable to find a suitable alternate venue in Vermont. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience!

Full & complete refunds will be available soon via point of purchase.
If you bought tickets online you’ll automatically be refunded.

** Replacement Show Added For July 5 **

We have added a new show on July 5 to replace the recently cancelled show in Vermont.
Furthur will be appearing for an intimate show at The Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
A limited amount of tickets will be offered online via pre-sale starting June 25 @ Noon ET.

Public on sale: Saturday, June 26 @ 10:00 AM ET.

We are truly sorry that we couldn’t find a suitable venue in Vermont to replace the cancelled Shelburne show, but at this late date, there was nothing available. The Sherman Theatre in Pennsylvania, where we will now be playing on July 5, is a terrific & very intimate venue.
Regretably, tickets for the cancelled July 5 Shelburne will NOT be honored at the Sherman Theater show. We hope to return to Vermont at some time in the future.

Again, our sincere apologies!

Furthur will kick off their Summer tour tonight at the High Bowl Amphiteather in ROCKchester, NY and then pull into Brooklyn, NY for two shows at MCU Park in Coney Island.

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4 Responses

  1. I’m going to Furthur in Brooklyn. called the venue and they said parking was limited and absolutely no tailgaing allowed. Does anybody have info on the venue? Where to park, tailgate etc

  2. Oh, please. This lame excuse for entertainment (yeah, Bobby I’m looking at you) is not worth the hassle of waiting in traffic, crashing gates, getting roughed up by cops, or looking like a fool with your finger in the air. Spend your money on a hungry, local band that really needs your support.

  3. wow. shelburne would be very mellow, this is not the times of the highgate scene. but, getting in an out of shelburne is not easy, and the museum and grounds are spectacular and something to be honored and protected, not something all our fans may be capable of at this time. do hope to see bobby back around here again soon tho!

  4. There are private lots around the area but given that the weather is hot today, and the beaches are full, you are better off taking the subway. The stadium is kind of like Fenway Park or Wrigley Field in that it is right in the heart of the city. So navigating the area in a car is going to be insane.

    Again, take the subway.

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