The show will NOT go on this weekend at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock. Just two days before the first ever Dazed on the Green music and cannabis festival was set to get underway, the Medallion Entertainment Group announced on social media that the festival is cancelled.
“Due to circumstances outside of the control of Medallion Entertainment Group and the artists scheduled for the weekend’s event, we write regretfully to provide notice of the postponement of the Dazed on the Green Music Festival and Cannabis Expo scheduled to take place September 17 & 18 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock,” said Medallion Wellness President Michael O’Leary in a statement.
According to O’Leary, the decision was made due to health and safety concerns.
“Despite substantial efforts to salvage the events scheduled for this weekend, we have come to the determination that proceeding under the present, unprecedented circumstances would pose a significant risk to the health and safety of all those involved in the events. We cannot, in good conscience, place any person at unreasonable risk,” O’Leary said.
Specific details regarding said health and safety concerns were not announced in the statement nor shared with the Turlock Journal.
Tickets to the event continued to be advertised and sold by the promotion five hours before the cancellation statement was released, some up to 50% off with promo codes. According to O’Leary, the promotion will be working to offer refunds to all parties impacted.
“Our team will be coordinating to offer refunds for all guests who have prepaid for tickets, as well refunding all sponsors, vendors, and artists who stood ready and willing to perform this weekend,” he said.
Some of the names scheduled to perform over the course of the two-day festival included Wiz Khalifa, the Dead Kennedys. E-40, Queensrÿche, Cypress Hill, TSOL and George Lynch. Over 100 cannabis-related vendors were also scheduled to be present at the fairgrounds throughout the weekend.
This is the second time that the Dazed on the Green festival has been postponed. The inaugural event was originally supposed to take place at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in May but was moved to this weekend after conversations with local municipalities and law enforcement. In an interview with event producer and promoter Jason Williamson last month, he explained that a lack of security in and around the fairgrounds was the main reason for the initial postponement.
With the event being scrapped for the second time, O’Leary is still insistent that he and his team can eventually make Dazed on the Green a reality.
“It is our hope and present intention that we will be able to work with the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Executive Team, local authorities, as well as participating vendors and artists to reschedule the Dazed on the Green Music Festival and Cannabis Expo to a later date,” he said.