Old Dominion Forced To Postpone Key West Concert Just Hours Before Showtime

“We know it’s beyond frustrating,” the group collectively shared in a statement to fans.

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 22, 2024

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Old Dominion; Photo by Nathan Zucker, CMA

Luck doesn’t seem to be on Old Dominion’s side when it comes to playing shows in Key West, Florida. 

The award-winning country group was slated to perform a trio of shows in the popular Florida destination, beginning tonight. Now, they have been forced to suddenly postpone tonight’s performance, which was scheduled to be the first of three at Coffee Butler Amphitheater, due to strong and potentially dangerous weather. The band was originally slated to perform these three shows last year but had to cancel due to lead singer Matthew Ramsey’s involvement in an ATV accident.  

The Band Issues A Heartfelt Statement

The group took to social media on Friday, just hours before the concert, to share the unfortunate news with fans. 

Matt Ramsey of Old Dominion; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Matt Ramsey of Old Dominion; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

“Welp. Here we go again, Key West. We know it’s beyond frustrating, but the weather is not only rainy, it’s shaping up to be potentially dangerous tonight. Strong winds, flooding, and lightning are forcing us to postpone tonight’s show…We’ve all waited over a year for this,” the reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year wrote. 

Determined to deliver a memorable experience for fans, many of whom traveled to Key West specifically for these shows, Old Dominion revealed plans to reschedule the concert until Sunday. 

“Damn it – we’re not leaving until we give you a great… and SAFE show. Tonight’s show is gonna be moved to Sunday afternoon. So we will be doing 2 shows in a row on Sunday,” they revealed. “After all it’s the damn No Bad Vibes Tour! So have fun out there on Duval tonight and STAY SAFE. We’ll all turn this into something special on Sunday in the sunshine.”

Those who had tickets for tonight’s show are encouraged to hold on to them for Sunday’s rescheduled event. For this show, doors will open at 10 am and the concert will begin at 11:30 am. Those who need refunds need to make the request via the AXS app by March 23 at 11:59 pm. 

Old Dominion’s concerts in Key West will now take place on March 23, and 24, with two shows on the 24th. The band will return to the Sunshine State next month to perform at the Tortuga Music Festival on April 6.

“Can’t Break Up Now”

The group, composed of Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung, and Brad Tursi, continues to climb the charts at country radio with “Can’t Break Up Now” featuring Megan Moroney. This track dropped last fall and the artists had the opportunity to collaborate together to bring the emotional lyrics to life on stage at the CMA Awards last fall. The song is in the Top 25 at country radio currently.

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Odie’s Coming This Summer

In addition to touring and making a statement on the charts, Old Dominion is also working on an exciting side project – a midtown Nashville bar called Odie’s. This establishment will match the group’s “No Bad Vibes” mantra and will be a place where music lovers, industry professionals, and more can gather in a low-key setting.

“We wanted it to be a place where a group of songwriters who might have a band could play,” Rosen shared, adding, “or someone starting out might be able to be part of a writers thing and get heard. You know, pay it forward because all these years later, we know it works. That’s much better than just a temple to who we think we are.”

Odie’s is expected to open this summer at 1919 Division Street, the former home to ReBar. 

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

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.