FarmBorough Country Music Festival Canceled

FarmBorough Country Music Festival Canceled


FarmBorough Country Music Festival Canceled news
FarmBorough Country Music Festival Canceled news
New York City's FarmBorough Festival, which was to feature Tim McGraw and others, has been canceled. Sean Gardner/Getty Images Sport

FarmBorough, New York City’s country music festival set for June 17th through 19th, has been canceled. This was to be the second year for the event, which launched in June 2015 at New York’s Randall’s Island Park. Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw and Toby Keith were tapped as headliners.

A message on FarmBorough’s site explains the cancellation.

“FarmBorough Festival will not return to Randall’s Island in June of 2016. All of us at FarmBorough Festival appreciate the support we have received, but conditions dictate that we redirect our energy at this time,” reads the statement. “We appreciate the opportunity you afforded us to present FarmBorough in New York City, and apologize for any inconvenience.”

Refunds for the festival, along with pre-purchased ferry passes to reach Randall’s Island, will be available.

While the specific reason for the festival’s demise is unknown, it doesn’t appear to be any lingering physical issue with the venue: the rock and pop Governors Ball Music Festival is set for the same site June 3rd through 5th.

FarmBorough is just the latest country music gathering to be canceled. The Big Barrel Country Music Festival, scheduled for June in Delaware, was called off last month. It too was entering its second year.