Zac Brown Band and Sam Hunt’s Upcoming Stadium Concert Abruptly Canceled

Zac Brown Band and Sam Hunt’s upcoming stadium concert, set for early next month in St. Louis, has been canceled. …


Lauren Jo Black

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July 29, 2021

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Zac Brown Band and Sam Hunt’s upcoming stadium concert, set for early next month in St. Louis, has been canceled. 

According to KMOV4, event organizers were forced to cancel ZBB and Hunt’s upcoming appearance at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri “due to unforeseen circumstances.” The news comes just two weeks after tickets went on sale.

The concert dubbed, ‘Welcome Back STL,’ was originally scheduled to take place on Friday, August 13 as a one-night event sponsored by Bud Light Seltzer. 


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Tickets purchased through, by phone or with a credit card at the stadium will automatically be refunded. However, tickets purchased with cash at the stadium box office must be returned in order to get a refund.

While organizers sighted “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for cancellation, some fans are questioning whether or not the ongoing pandemic has impacted their decision to cancel.

Missouri is currently experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, according to the Associated Press. 

“Missouri has the nation’s fourth-worst COVID-19 diagnosis rate over the past week, with one in every 360 people diagnosed with COVID-19,” the outlet reported. 

According to another report from the Associated Press, only 47.5% of Missouri residents have been vaccinated, which is nearly 10 percent less than the national average. 

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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 and her work being featured on 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.