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Lilith Fair concert dropped at Lakewood Amphitheatre

sarah-mclachlanIt’s becoming the summer of canceled concerts.

Now the Lilith Fair date at Aaron’s Lakewood Amphitheatre August 8 has been nixed, presumably due to poor sales. Dates around the country have been cut as acts such as Norah Jones and Kelly Clarkson have bailed.

Locally, acts that would have been here included Sarah McLachlan (the creator of the concept back in the 1990s), Indigo Girls, Loretta Lynn, Corinne Bailey Rae and Courtyard Hounds.

You can get refunds at point of sale.

Sarah McLachlan will do a date at Chastain Amphitheatre instead on August 5. From the press release:

Patrons who previously purchased tickets for Lilith Fair @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood will have an opportunity to purchase tickets for the new show prior to the general public on-sale on July 17th @ 10AM. This presale will run Wednesday, July 14th @ 10AM – July 16th @ 6PM

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Revelation

July 2nd, 2010
5:05 pm

Aren’t we all shocked that concerts at Lakewood are being canceled. It’s a crappy venue in the southside of a crime-ridden city. Who wants to go there?!

john

July 2nd, 2010
5:45 pm

Lakewood is a dump and now they are going to put a movie studio there !!! What genius came up with that one ? Lakewood , the area around Centennial Park ,Area around the Georgia Dome ,Area around Georgia Tech are ALL crime ridden ! But we can’t speak about that .

Grob Hahn

July 2nd, 2010
6:13 pm

Most of the stuff being cancelled is white-centric. Get used to this, Atlanta is Thug-shizzle and has no use for all these whities throwing concerts and trying to have a good time. Lakewood has as much appeal as a concert in Detroit. But pointing this out is racism right? Look at all the stupid excuses they are coming up with. Not one has the honesty to say why they are REALLY cancelling. Which is why it will just keep going and going, like that other bunny.
Grobbbbbbbbbbb

lj

July 2nd, 2010
6:30 pm

The Lilith Fair date in Detroit hasn’t been cancelled unlike Atlanta. You should stick to dissin’ what you know and leave the ‘D’ out of it…

CBBrave

July 2nd, 2010
6:48 pm

While i agree with most of you that Lakewood is a dump, The real reason these concerts are canceling, are ticket prices are way too high. This evident because Atlanta is not the only city where cancellations are rampant. Prices are not in tune (no pun intended) with the talent you are paying to see! These artist or promoters need to re-evaluate the way they are pricing tickets. Tickets to the Lilith fair were 200+ for just 1 seat. A pair of Jonas brothers costs 200+ and those were not even for good seats! They were doing VIP seats up front for much more(nearly $1000 a pair). Whatever! These artist must all think they are the Stones or U2! I suppose these artists are finding out the hard way. I hope they are enjoying the humiliation in the meantime. look at Limp Bizkit.LOL they realized they could not sell a ticket and then came out with a press release canceling the whole tour with a lame excuse that they are an arena band! What a joke!

chacha

July 3rd, 2010
1:47 pm

those of you that are complaining, have you ever even been to a show there? have you really felt unsafe when you were there or is that just your profile of the neighborhood? if you get off the highway, park in the parking lot and get inside the gate, then what is the problem? then you get back to your car and go home. if you are wandering around in the “hood” at night, then that’s your own fault that you feel unsafe.
i’ve never had an issue while there, and i’ve been to many, many shows at the venue.

motorcitybaby

July 3rd, 2010
2:38 pm

right on lj…couldn’t have said it better. and grob hahn, I hope someday you get to experience a concert in any venue in or around Detroit..in my opinion some of the best rock ‘n roll audiences you’re likely to find :)

H. Westmoreland

July 4th, 2010
7:27 am

The reason some of these shows are being canceled is that they are trying to trot out the same old tired acts after all these years. Lilith Fair was marginal when it came out in the ’90’s…it’s even more so now. If the music industry could put out some NEW interesting acts instead of the pathetic garbage they try to pass off as music then maybe they could string together a decent Summer tour.

Minnie

July 4th, 2010
12:25 pm

I was considering going to the Lilith Fair concert. I went to it at Lakewood in the late 90’s when the cost of the tickets were reasonable. When I saw how much they were charging, I was outraged! It’s not in my budget. I do not think Lakewood is the best venue due to the set up. If you get the lawn seats, it’s impossible to see and it’s really hot! I checked into the covered seats and they were around $200 – no wonder it was canceled!

Benton Arsenic

July 4th, 2010
2:30 pm

I like Lakewood.

Bonnie

July 5th, 2010
9:40 am

I agree with the comments that Lakewood is a terrible venue, but put the right people in there at the right price and you get good results. We were at the Rascal Flatts concert there last weekend, and the place was nearly packed. The “good” seats, however, were all mostly under $100. We had no problems this time at Lakewood except taking one hour to get out of the parking lot, but in the past there have been issues with the will call and picking up tickets, to the point where we missed an opening act one time without so much as an apology.

MJK

July 6th, 2010
12:07 am

Check out HippieFest 2010 at the Mablehouse Amphitheatre. Prices are really good compared to some of the bigger venues, $20-$59! Plus the lawn seats have a great view of the stage!

white girl in the city

July 7th, 2010
11:55 am

I don’t know why everyone has to attack the Atlanta for being “thug-ish” or whatever. I live about 10 minutes from Lakewood, in the middle of it all…a mile or so from the Dome, Turner, Downtown, etc, and I feel safe enough to walk my dog down the street alone…and I’m a young white woman. Being aware of your surroundings anywhere is essential. I hate that the racist stereotypes make people either fear or hate this city. Just be smart…crime is everywhere (including the suburbs, look it up if you’re too ignorant to believe me). I have personally experienced more crime in suburban and “clean” areas. Get off your stereotyping high-horse, suck it up, and enjoy a show at this pretty decent venue…assuming they don’t cancel the show, that is.

bill lumberg

July 8th, 2010
8:36 am

i saw crosby stills and nash in a suburb north of detroit. there were some really cool people there.

[...] And Lilith Fair dropped its planned Aug. 8 date here. [...]

Another White Girl in the City

July 9th, 2010
1:11 pm

I agree with “White Girl in the City”. All of these hateful comments sadden and disturb me. I also live about a mile from the stadium and love my neighborhood. There are great people here with great stories. Stop judging and start listening to others. You may learn something.
Additionally, I saw Coldplay at Lakewood last year and it was awesome.

What Inclusiveness?

July 10th, 2010
10:58 am

LiveNation is ripping people off. These ticket prices might have worked a few years ago, but not now. Did you all notice they even ran a three-day $10 and no fees lawn seat sale trying to make up for lack of sales? That didn’t work either.

Kathy Hardman

July 18th, 2010
3:53 pm

I am white and LOVE the Lakewood venue, always have, tho haven’t been in about 7yrs. And I really wanted to go to Lilith. Seems to me there were plenty good acts, but yes, $200 a pop is just too much!

Chris

July 21st, 2010
9:31 am

John – what? Crime in a major US city? Let’s all move back to the farm!

Jammin

August 3rd, 2010
11:46 pm

The economy stinks, people are more careful with their money. With that said, the prices are too high to get the crowd that they had hoped for.