Big Muddy, Del Yeah! festivals adjusting to Hurricane Isaac

2012-08-30T08:00:00Z 2012-08-30T20:12:07Z Big Muddy, Del Yeah! festivals adjusting to Hurricane IsaacBY KEVIN C. JOHNSON • Post-Dispatch Pop Music Critic • kjohnson@post-dispatch.com > 314-340-8191 stltoday.com

Hurricane Isaac, expected to spill into St. Louis this weekend with heavy rains, is looking to shake up the local concert scene.

Organizers of both the Big Muddy Music Festival and the Del Yeah! Bluegrass Festival, which are scheduled for this weekend, have already announced how they'll deal with the likely inclement weather.

-- Big Muddy Blues Festival, 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Laclede's Landing

Big Muddy organizers posted this message on its Facebook page:

"There have been a lot of questions as to our plans for Big Muddy Blues Festival in case of a huge storm. If worse comes to worse, we will be moving the bands inside all the Laclede's Landing venues. The show will go on, rain or shine! Make sure you sign up for our mailing list at bigmuddybluesfestival.com and keep checking our Twitter and Facebook for more updates!"

-- Del Yeah! Saturday, Old Rock House, indoors and outdoors

The Old Rock House released the following statement:

"Due to a high probability of inclement weather, we have decided to reschedule the outdoor (daytime) portion of the September 1 "Del Yeah Fest" featuring Del McCoury Band. The new date will be Friday, October 5. Tickets purchased for the September 1 event will be honored on the new date. If you cannot attend the new date, refunds are available at the point of purchase.

The indoor (nighttime) portion of the event has been expanded and we will announce who is playing shortly. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and music will begin at 7p.m. Tickets already purchased for this portion of the event will be honored.

If you purchased a "combo" ticket, you have received a separate ticket for the day & night events. The options presented above apply to each of these tickets."

There's no word on any changes going on with Friday night's Boston concert or Saturday night's Toby Keith concert, both at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

Stay tuned for updates.

Kevin C. Johnson is the Post-Dispatch's pop music critic. Follow him on Twitter at @kevincjohnson

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