Ska Weekend Canceled

The slightly lower-key revival of Ska Weekend, rechristened Ska Freekend, scheduled for this weekend at the Longbranch Saloon on Cumberland Avenue and the Catalyst in the Old City was abruptly canceled on Friday, Aug. 21. Details are still unclear, but Catalyst promoter Andrea Kerns says it was due to “lack of communication.”

“As a result we have implemented a new contract to avoid such short-notice cancellations in the future,” Kerns says in a press release issued earlier this week. “We tried to salvage the event over the weekend on a smaller scale, but most of the bands had already booked other shows.”

Local band Three Kings will fill the opening at Catalyst on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 9 p.m. Admission is $5.

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Andrea writes:

Club Catalyst would like to clarify that the event was canceled due to OUTSIDE PROMOTER's failure to communicate with the bands booked for the event.
Club Catalyst nor its promoters or talent buyers were never involved in the booking process and was informed last minute (1week prior to event) by Meagan Maxwell of the cancellation.
The bands pulled out due to not being able to contact Maxwell.
Club Catalyst now has a revised contract with OUTSIDE PROMOTERS to avoid such short notice cancellations.

These details were submitted in the original press release, but omitted in its publication.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Andrea Kerns

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