Dustin Lynch, Chris Janson Unable To Perform At Florida Event Due To Medical Emergency

The Rib Round Up, an annual event presented by New Country 103.1 and held at the iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in…

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 7, 2020

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Dustin Lynch; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

The Rib Round Up, an annual event presented by New Country 103.1 and held at the iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida was cut short on Saturday (March 7) due to a medical emergency.

The event, which featured performances from Jameson Rodgers, Travis Denning, Matt Stell, Carly Pearce and Michael Ray throughout the day, ended before Chris Janson and Dustin Lynch took the stage. Rib Round Up organizers took to Facebook to share an update and asked everyone to leave the venue.

“There has been a medical emergency with a crew member that will not allow us to proceed with Rib Round Up,” a post to the official event Facebook page reads. “If you are at the show, we kindly ask that you proceed to exit the facility. Thank you.”

South Florida Country Music reports that a lighting operator had a heart attack while operating a light during Michael Ray’s set. According to a local news reporter, the medical emergency occurred with a crew member from the Live Nation team.

Dustin Lynch and Chris Janson shared updates with fans via Twitter and offered prayers to the crew member.

The after-party, which was originally supposed to feature a performance from Jameson Rodgers, has also been cancelled according to the Rib Round Up Facebook page.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.