SmashMouth’s Champaign Music Festival Set Cancelled Due to Rain

champaign music festSmashMouth’s headlining set at this year’s Champaign Music Festival (formerly known as Mariposa Music Festival) was cancelled Saturday night due to thunderstorms.

It rained on and off throughout the afternoon in the Central Illinois area and the Champaign Park District said its plan was to continue the festival until there was thunder or lightning. The festival was able to make it through most of the first three band’s sets until thunderstorms forced the festival to go into a 20 minute rain delay during Toad the Wet Sprockets’ set.

The Champaign Park District announced around 9:30 p.m. that they were attempting to switch out the equipment on the stage in order to continue the show and have SmashMouth perform; however, after the storms continued the free festival was forced to stop due to safety concerns despite the Champaign Park District’s dedicated efforts.

The Champaign Park District announced via Twitter that SmashMouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket would do a meet and greet in order to make up for the cancelled sets.

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