NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Red Brick Bluegrass Festival, originally planned for Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 in downtown Nacogdoches, has been cancelled due to widespread flooding.

After heavy rain battered the area for the past week, organizers and city officials assessed the condition of Festival Park and determined the venue was too waterlogged to hold the event. Road closures across East Texas also contributed to the difficult decision to call off the concert.

“We are heartbroken about this, but this is a situation we can’t control, and safety comes first,” organizer Scott Waller said. “We will just have to wait until next year. We want to thank the bands, The Purple Hulls, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band, Riley Gilbreath and Lone Star Blue, and Steve and Sheryl Hartz, as well as the vendors, the volunteers and the City of Nacogdoches and Visit Nacogdoches for all their support.”

Organizers want to express their heartfelt gratitude to the sponsors, including Presenting Sponsor Rex Perry Autoplex, Diamond Sponsor Eaton, Platinum Sponsors Commercial Bank of Texas, Ferrara’s Heating & Air Conditioning and Cataract Glaucoma and Retina Consultants of East Texas, Gold Sponsors Laird Funeral Home and Excel ER, Silver Sponsor The Fredonia Hotel and “Green Room” Sponsor Motorhomes of Texas.