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Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancels Concert for Legends Performance


A Lynyrd Skynyrd band member tested positive for Covid-19 and are forced to withdraw from the 2021 Concert for Legends which is scheduled for this Monday, August 9 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.

In a statement through their publicist, Lynyrd Skynyrd stated: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lynyrd Skynyrd is unable to perform the next four shows. Longtime band member Rickey Medlocke has tested positive for COVID-19. Rickey is home resting and responding well to treatment.”

The band was set to co-headline the concert Monday evening with Brad Paisley, with Jimmie Allen opening the show. The concert, now in its sixth year, is the final event of the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week.

Allen has agreed to extend his appearance and perform a full set before Paisley takes the stage.

Allen, made history as the first Black artist to launch a country career with two consecutive No. 1 hits, off his 2018 debut album “Mercury Lane”: his debut single “Best Shot,” which claimed the No. 1 spot on Country radio for three weeks, and his second release “Make Me Want To.”

Paisley’s achievements include three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year) and many more.

You can still purchase tickets for the Concert for Legends at

For those who purchased tickets specifically to see Lynyrd Skynyrd, they may request a refund by going to this Ticket Options page. Requests cannot be made by phone. The deadline to submit a request is 6pm on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021.

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