The Umphreys McGee concert planned to be held next month at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach has been cancelled, according to an announcement posted on the band’s website.
The rock band said the two-night performance on April 10th and 11th will now be held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine.
“It is with great regret that we deliver the news that our upcoming concert at Fort Clinch State Park has been cancelled by the park administration,” said the band.
“The product and logistics plan in place were deemed potentially detrimental to the historic landmark by Fort Clinch and city officials.”
The show was expected to raise $40,000 for the park, according to promoters and park officials.
The Friends of Fort Clinch approved the performance late last year, according to board members because money for repairs is needed at the Civil War era fort. Board members also said they were against the concert because of potential damage to the fort and the park.
Earlier this month, Fernandina Beach Police Chief James Hurley said the concert would require additional security and that putting more officers on the street would strain the department’s overtime budget.
The band said that all tickets sold for the Fort Clinch performance will be honored at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
“We hope you will join us in St. Augustine at this remarkable venue as we take some Florida lemons and make lemonade.”