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Hurricane Matthew postpones Garth Brooks concert, cancels events

Come Out With Pride, Autumn Art Festival among events canceled

Garth Brooks performs at Yankee Stadium on July 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Garth Brooks performs at Yankee Stadium on July 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Hurricane Matthew has prompted another postponement of a Garth Brooks concert scheduled at the Amway Center in Orlando and caused some Central Florida events to be canceled.


Garth Brooks concerts postponed

"Due to weather concerns regarding Hurricane Matthew, the show scheduled for Friday, October 7 at 7 p.m. has been rescheduled," a news release said. "That show will now be on Saturday, October 8 at 3 p.m. Doors (open) at 1:30 p.m."

All tickets for the Friday show will be honored at the 3 p.m. Saturday show, officials said.

The full concert schedule will now be as follows:

--Saturday, October 8 at 3 p.m. (was originally Friday, October 7 at 7 p.m.)
--Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m.
--Sunday, October 9 at 3 p.m. (was originally Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m.)
--Sunday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Amway Center officials said all tickets for the Thursday show will be honored for Sunday.

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Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party canceled

Disney has announced that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has been canceled Thursday due to inclement weather associated with Hurricane Matthew.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause," Disney said on its website. "For re-booking, refunds and other options, please call 407-566-4985, option 5, between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. (EST)."

Disney said guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.


Come Out With Pride postponed until November

All Come Out With Pride events including Saturday's parade have been postponed until November due to the incoming storm.

"While the weather forecast for Saturday is favorable for our event, expected conditions today and Friday will severely impact the ability of our team to set up and prepare the park for a festival," the organization said in an e-mail.

Updates for new event times in November will be posted to comeoutwithpride.com.


Light The Night Walk Central Florida event canceled

The Light The Night Walk event in Central Florida was also canceled due to weather conditions, organizers said.

The walk had been scheduled for Thursday at Lake Eola.

"Your first priority is to prepare for the storm and keep your family safe," a message read on the Light The Night Walk website. "We will be posting and emailing additional details next week about other Light The Night activities we are planning."


43rd Annual Autumn Art Festival canceled

The 43rd Annual Autumn Art Festival has been canceled due to the approach of Hurricane Matthew, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and city of Winter Park have announced.

"The artists, local businesses and residents have anticipated the festival for many months, but in the interest of public safety, this decision has been made to protect all of the artists, sponsors, patrons, staff and volunteers," said Erika Spence, senior director of marketing and communication of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

The festival, which was set to take place Saturday and Sunday in Central Park, will not be rescheduled because of the massive amount of planning and logistics, organizers said.

"Due to the strength of Hurricane Matthew, the unpredictable amount of rain and wind, and the number of public safety and general city personnel available, the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival has been canceled," Mayor Steve Leary said. "It is unfortunate to have to cancel the festival, one of our most widely anticipated and attended events. However, given the unforeseen path and impact of Hurricane Matthew, diverting resources to prepare for the event at this juncture would not be in keeping with our priority. Public safety is most important for our residents, guests, businesses and staff."

The Art Festival Kickoff Party has also been canceled until further notice. Officials said the event was set to take place Thursday at Mead Botanical Garden. A new date has not been decided but the Chamber said it would make every effort to reschedule with event partners.

The Park Avenue Sidewalk Sale will continue as planned from Thursday through Sunday, officials said. Store hours and participation may vary.


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