Festival goers react to Laborfest postponing performances

Labor-Fest cancels performances

SAN ANTONIO -- The annual Laborfest has come under fire for postponed performances.

On its Facebook page, it said its soul funk artist line-up is canceled, which includes Chaka Khan and Betty Wright. The S.O.S. Band is still performing on Sunday according to Laborfest's website.

It said in a post:

"To our Labor Fest family, we want to sincerely thank you for your past and continued support. Due to some unforeseen challenges we were unable to complete the presentation of our schedule artist line up. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused. Let us assure you that we are doing everything in our efforts to complete Laborfest 2016 Laborfest will continue to serve its purpose to serve our community for many years to come. Please visit our page frequently for any updates. Please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns at contact@laborfestsa.com."

Dozens of people commented on the apology and called out the organizer of the music festival, Larry Williams.

One vendor who did not want EyeWitness News to use their name said the performances were canceled because Williams has not paid staff or the performers.  Several people who came to the festival from other states like New Yorker Diane Payne said Williams owes people refunds.

"This is not a joke. People work hard for their money and he's allowed to come into San Antonio and put on this event of this magnitude and cancel it and still sell tickets to an event that's not going to take place," Payne said.

EyeWitness News reached out to Williams but he did not return our call for comment.

(© 2016 KENS)


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