Friday, September 09, 2011
Travis Tritt to Joplin: Forget it; I'm not performing
(From the city of Joplin)
The City of Joplin had been working with a group of citizens in a team effort to develop a community concert to benefit our citizens. Unfortunately, this event will not take place. According to a statement made by Travis Tritt, he has cancelled his appearance in Joplin that was scheduled as a final tribute to the 9-11 flag on Sunday evening in Landreth Park. Everyone involved in this effort was disheartened and surprised by his statement as no concerns had been voiced by Tritt to local representatives.
“All of the upfront costs had been pledged by early Friday afternoon,” said City Manager Mark Rohr. “Any additional revenue through further sponsorships, “text to pledge”, or other production opportunities that would have been reinvested back into the Community Foundation to help storm victims will not be realized now. This was the design from the start.”
At this time, the City and committee of community members involved in this effort encourages all citizens to participate in the various events recognizing the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy. Information about these events can be found on Missouri Southern State University’s website at www.mssu.edu .