Dega Jam, a country music festival scheduled for July at the Talladega Superspeedway, has been canceled. Eric Church, Toby Keith and Blake Shelton were set to headline the three-day event.

The Anniston Star in Talladega, Ala. reports that the festival was canceled for business reasons. Little information is provided in a statement at the Dega Jam website, other than details about ticket refunds.

We regret to announce that despite the tremendous enthusiasm many have expressed about the Dega Jam festival, set for this 4th of July weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, the event has been cancelled.


We sincerely apologize to everyone impacted by this difficult decision—fans, artists, industry partners, corporate partners, and everyone at Talladega Superspeedway.

Festival Productions Ventures, LLC were the producers of Dega Jam. The same production company is set to produce the Country 500 at the Daytona International Speedway in May. Other artists slated for the first-ever Dega Jam were Hank Williams Jr., Billy Currington, Kip Moore, Gary Allan and Tyler Farr.

This is the third festival cancelation in 2016, following the cancelation of the Big Barrel Country Music Festival in January and FarmBorough in New York City. A full list of all summer country music festivals can be found at the Taste of Country Festival Guide page. Eric Church is slated to play WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn. in August. Blake Shelton will play Country Jam in Grand Junction, Colo. in June. Kid Rock, another Dega Jam performer, will play the Taste of Country Music Festival in Hunter, N.Y., in June.

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