Brantley Gilbert Ohio Concert Postponed Due to Flooding

Lyn Sengupta
Brantley Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert’s performance on Thursday (June 20) at Ohio’s Riverbend Music Center has been postponed due to flooding in the area.

The singer was scheduled to perform with Michael Ray and Lindsay Ell, but officials made the decision following heavy rain in the area.

“Due to the unprecedented amount of rainfall over the past few days causing the rapid rise of the Ohio River, the Brantley Gilbert concert scheduled for Thursday, June 20 has been postponed,” the venue’s website states. “The rescheduled date will be announced in the coming days. Patrons should hold on to their tickets as they will be valid for the new date.”

Gilbert shared his disappointment for having to postpone the show, but stressed his hope that fans will stay safe in the Ohio area. “I hate seeing the flooding that is goin on in the area and want to be sure y’all are stayin safe out there,” he wrote on Twitter. “We can’t risk the safety of our band, our crew and our fans.”

The singer has been hard at work on his fifth studio album and has shared several new songs with fans. He recently released “The Man That Hung the Moon” in time for Father’s Day. He previously told Billboard it’s a song he wrote for his son and future daughter.

“I want them to have a song where they can hear my voice say ‘I love you’ and that just kind of tells them, 'There’s going to come a time when you can figure out I’m not the super hero you’ve made me out to be. I’m human, I’ve made mistakes. I’m going to make a lot more, but there’s a man who really did hang the moon, who’s got your back and always will,’” he said.