OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Many plans changed Saturday afternoon after a severe thunderstorm moved through the metro and forced Jazz in the Woods organizers to cancel the event Saturday evening.
Event Chair Darryl Robinson said they waited to hear from the stage crew who told them it would take four for five hours to get up and running again. Robinson said the stage also sustained some structural damage.
"The rain wasn't so much the issue as it was the wind and it created some structural issue with the stage and we had up make that call," Robinson said.
Robinson said they are now looking forward to next year's event.
"Tearing down much sooner than we would have hoped. It's very unfortunate, it's a very nice community event, but at this point, such is the adventure of trying to have an outdoor event in the state of Kansas. You never know what you're going to get," Robinson said.
Across the state line, at Arrowhead Stadium, country music fans said they weren't concerned about the weather for the Kenny Chesney concert.
"I don't really care about the weather. I'm excited either way," Brittany Jones, Kansas City, said.
Arrowhead sent out notices to concert-goers that the start of the concert would be delayed, but that the No Shoes Nation show would go on. A spokesperson said the concert was delayed for an hour.