Sam Hunt’s The Nashional Music Festival Cancelled

The Nashional Music Festival, curated by Sam Hunt, has officially been cancelled, according to a statement on the event's website.

Written by Kelly Brickey
Sam Hunt’s The Nashional Music Festival Cancelled
Sam Hunt; Artist publicity photo

Bad news for Sam Hunt fans: The Nashional Music Festival held in Nashville has been cancelled. Just weeks before the collaborative weekend fest was supposed to rock Music City with a vast collection of musicians, the festival made the executive decision that the Nashional Festival wouldn’t be coming to fruition.

Although refunds will be given out to those who purchased the tickets in advance, Hunt and the team hope to recreate this same binding of genres in another time and place very soon.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Nashional Music Festival at Bicentennial Capitol Mall is cancelled. Although disappointed to share this news, we hope to find a future date to continue the prospect of a multi-genre, inclusive festival for the city of Nashville. Refunds are available at point of purchase,” the festival’s website said in an official statement.

The lineup for the Nashional Music Festival included artists from a number of genres, including country, rock, rap, folk and more. Performances were expected from LANY, Judah and the Lion, Fetty Wap, Brothers Osborne, Kyle, Quinn XCII, LANCO, Chelsea Cutler, Muscadine Bloodline and a two-night headlining set from Hunt himself.

Creating the coming together of artists for a huge concert weekend, Hunt just wanted to show off Nashville’s diversity when it comes to what people are listening to all across the country.

“The sense of community in Nashville helps give it the character and personality that makes me proud to be a part of it,” Hunt explained previously in a press release. “I wanted to create an experience at the Nashional that celebrates music, community and everything they mean to each other and this city.”

Thankfully, fans who want to see Hunt perform sometime this year can head out to Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country Tour. Tickets for that tour are available online.