Lots of folks are wondering if the impending winter storm will cause the Asheville Civic Center to postpone Saturday’s big Willie Nelson concert. So far, all indications are that the show is on. WLOS noted that in a story it did last night.
But there could be another complication – marijuana and moonshine. Willie had to cancel a show earlier in the week because some member of his band got busted for possessing the illicit smoke and drink. From the Jacksonville News down east:
Hundreds of fans from all over the U.S. were disappointed Thursday night when Willie Nelson’s concert in Kenansville was cancelled shortly after members of his band were cited for marijuana possession.
The Duplin County Events Center on Fairgrounds Drive opened on schedule and alcohol was being served when an announcement was made that Nelson was ill and could not make the show.
N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement agents from Wilmington confiscated moonshine and small amounts of marijuana from members of the band who were in a van outside the events center. Band members were cited with a misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession, said District Attorney Dewey Hudson, who was at the concert.
Willie Nelson’s son posted a statement on Nelson’s Web site saying the show was cancelled because Nelson’s hand, which he has had a carpel tunnel operation, was in pain.
“…too much to play his guitar Trigger,” according to the statement.
Nelson will try to finish the tour in Rome, Ga., and then Asheville before returning to Texas, the Web site states. The show is to be rescheduled.