Severe Weather Forces Florida Jam Postponement
The 2018 edition of Florida Jam has been postponed due to the threat of severe weather conditions forecasted for Boca Raton, Florida. The event planned for Saturday, May 19 will now take place on October 20.
Organizers Music Jam Productions confirmed that the October 20 Florida Jam will still feature Dickey Betts (who makes his return to the stage for the first time since 2014 tonight in Macon, Georgia) and his band which will include his son Duane Betts performing a 90-minute set. The postponed concert will also present a 90-minute set by The Elvin Bishop Band and a performance by Eric Gales. A prior conflict will prevent Devon Allman from appearing at the October event.
A message posted on the Florida Jam website reads in part:
As you may know, Florida Jam is a rain or shine event. It is NOT however possible with lightning, flooding, heavy winds or possible tornadoes, of course. Those living in South Florida are aware of the storms we have had so far this week due to two systems, one in the Atlantic (high pressure) and one in the Gulf (low pressure). Rain forecasts this week and through the weekend are anywhere from five to 10 inches. We already had two tornados in South Florida this week. Forecast for May 18 and 19 are 100 percent chance of rains/storms as of the forecasts I have seen this moment. While that may change, it also may not.
I have made the decision in very close consultation with Dickey Betts’ management to reschedule Florida Jam from May 19 to October 20. He and Music Jam Productions want our attendees to be comfortable and SAFE during Florida Jam. Rescheduling this show is the proper and necessary decision.
Tickets purchased for the May 19 Florida Jam will be honored at the October 20 concert. Refunds and further details are available at the event’s official website.