The Blue Ridge Rock Festival gets off to a whirlwind start — and ends | local news

A violent storm Thursday night forced attendees at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival to flee through high winds, rain and hail, and the threat of more severe weather forced the cancellation of the final two days of the four-day event at Virginia International Raceway.

In the wake of what some described as a nightmarish situation Thursday evening, droves of ticket holders took to social media to criticize everything from festival conditions to communications, even forming a Facebook page called “Screwed by Blue Ridge Rock Festival” with a membership of nearly 22,000. Member by midday Sunday.

“I hear you’re all grappling with the weather (Thursday),” the Crown the Empire lead singer said.

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