Beyonce Day: South Carolina Schools Close Early For 'On the Run II' Concert

Students at six schools in South Carolina will get to leave early thanks to Beyonce and Jay-Z.   

Officials with the Richland 1 School District said expected heavy traffic from a Columbia concert starring the two entertainers led them to close the schools after a half day on Aug. 21.    

The district said in a statement that they worry if the schools dismiss at their regular times, buses will get caught in heavy traffic going to the show.

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s On the Run II concert is being held at the University of South Carolina’s 80,000-seat football stadium.   

All other schools in Richland 1 will dismiss at their normal times.  

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