Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs agent works with MAD to bring another replacement for Music Fest

Arkansas News

EL DORADO, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) 6/28/21 — The Murphy Arts District is working on bringing another hip-hop artist after the entertainment venue says Snoop Dogg’s agent canceled his Music Fest appearance.

Thousands are now getting their refunds after the announcement was made Friday that neither Snoop Dog or Bone Thugs -n- Harmony would be headlining at the October concert.

Many who purchased tickets said it was one show they were looking forward to. MAD says they were also deeply saddened by the news.

“We are sad. We are really. We’ve been looking forward to it. Everyone in town has been looking for it. Everyone that was traveling out of town was looking forward to it,” MAD Marketing Manager, Joanna Benson said. “It’s unfortunate to get into this situation where you have a date locked in and a contract signed and then life happens with the artist and they cancel.”

Snoop Dogg and Bone Thugs -n- Harmony were scheduled to appear in El Dorado last April but the show was postponed because of the pandemic.

It did get rescheduled and they were set to headline for the second day of Music Fest but MAD announced Friday that the famed hip-hop artist and music group wouldn’t be able to come at all, citing reasons but their control.

“Mainly his schedule. He’s now president of Def Jam records and has also been filming with the voice so I think a lot of that has changed his calendar quite a bit for this year. I think that has a lot to do with it,” Benson said.

MAD says they are going to do their best to push through and move along with Music Fest.

Frank Foster, a country music artist, is still scheduled to headline on October 1. They are hoping hip-hop fans will be just as equally as excited about the new replacement performing the following night.

“We wanted to stick with that genre because we dedicated that night to it,” Benson said. “His agent also manages several hop artists. He has some other artists in line so we’ll see what happens.”

MAD is continuing to bring diverse talent to El Dorado. In August, Southern Blues Artist, Hisyde, will be performing at the First Financial Music Hall on August 26.

Benson says they are open to any suggestions from the public related to music, dance, theatre and arts entertainment.

“If you have something like that and want to use our venue space for an event you want to have, we love that. We want the community be involved here at MAD.”

MAD hasn’t made any official announcement on who will be the replacement for the second day of Music Fest. Right now, they are asking for the public’s patience and understanding.

“Stuff happens. No judgment on Snoop and his management. I understand last year was rough for everybody and to get back on track this year has probably been a struggle as it has been for other artists and venues like ourselves.”

The Murphy Arts District says they will issue refunds automatically to the card used for purchase within 14 days. If you would like your refund sent to a different card you will need to contact Daniel via email at danielh@eldofest.com with your order number.

And for those who paid in cash, you are asked to stop by the box office with your ticket, they are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 101 East Locust Street.


Snoop Dogg concert at Murphy Arts District has been canceled

EL DORADO, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) — The Murphy Arts District has announced that Snoop Dogg will not be performing on October 2nd.

According to organizers, the cancelation is due to circumstances beyond their control and they had to cancel the concert featuring Snoop Dogg with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

The organizers say they are working to find a replacement.

The Murphy Arts District says they will issue refunds automatically to the card used for purchase within 14 days. If you would like your refund sent to a different card you will need to contact Daniel via email at danielh@eldofest.com with your order number.

And for those who paid in cash, you are asked to stop by the box office with your ticket, they are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 101 East Locust Street.

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