By Jim Stanford on August 2, 2011
Like, way, way canceled. And not because of the rainy weather.
Snow King Resort pulled the plug on the show because the Utah-based promoter did not follow through on a contract for an earlier concert, Confederate Railroad on July 21. And the promoter, Jason Taylor, salesman for a minor league baseball team, the Orem Owlz, is facing legal and financial woes in his home state stemming from unpaid bills for another botched event.
Dana Ahrensberg, manager of events at Snow King, sent an email to Taylor on July 18, saying, “I’m pulling the plug on Snow King’s involvement in the concert supposedly scheduled for July 21st at Snow King. Snow King will no longer participate in this event. Our property it NOT available for your use. As we have not received any money from you we have nothing to refund. Consider this discussed event & related hotel rooms cancelled, it will not occur on Snow King Resort property. I appreciate your interest in us as a venue. I’m not sure what happened here. Good luck with future endeavors.”
It appears the promoter was in way over his head. There were many clues all along: the hastily arranged nature of the Tritt concert, the immediate rescheduling to August, the way these shows came out of left field, the fact that someone thought Confederate Railroad would draw a big crowd on an outdoor stage. And, oh yeah, the “z” in Owlz.
So, sorry there will be no ticket giveaway. If Tritt still is passing through the region, he would be smart to pull his tour bus onto the Jackson Town Square and play the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar instead. He’d sell the place out, and it would be one hell of a show.