YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – JAC Live announced Tuesday that Y-Live featuring Luke Bryan has been canceled.
The Youngstown concert was previously rescheduled for May 30, but due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, leaders with JAC Live said they’re unable to go on with the show.
“Although we had hoped the state-mandated restrictions would be lifted in time to bring our community Y-Live 2021 featuring LUKE BRYAN, sadly they have not. We sincerely want to thank all the fans, sponsors and partners of Y-Live that make it the single best-attended annual event our city has to offer. Currently, without a clear date as to when we can operate without restrictions, we feel our best option is to cancel, but please rest assured, once these restrictions are lifted, Y-Live will be back,” stated Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management.
Ryan said they would need 100% capacity to fund the cost of putting the concert on and having 400 plus workers.
He added this cancellation doesn’t just affect JAC Live, it affects the whole city. Typically, Y-Live would pump millions of dollars into the city on that single day.
“We have been rebooking and rebooking but at the end of the day, we really felt that without a clear date from the governor of when we will be allowed to open with no restrictions, to kick the can down the road would just kind of be irresponsible,” Ryan said.
He did say that should the governor lift all restrictions in the coming months, they will work to reschedule the concert for this year. Until then, hosting national acts like Luke Bryan just isn’t financially feasible.
All ticket sales will be refunded automatically at the point of purchase or through Ticketmaster.com in the upcoming days.
Patrons can expect to see their refunds within 30 days.