Case Studies

Weather isn’t always perfect, and that may negatively impact many types of events, such as fairs, festivals and concerts, as well as business whose revenue or expenses fluctuate with weather’s severity.

Here are headlines of a few examples that have occurred over the past several weeks, with links to the entire article.

Still No Sign of Rain-Out Money from Hard Rock

8/27/2012
It’s been three weeks since the KC and the Sunshind Band concert on Old Falls Street was canceled due to rain…Read More

2013 Rib Fest plans already underway

8/11/2012
The Sixth Annual Van Wert Rib Fest draws a lot of people each year. Unfortunately, for the last two years it has also drawn storms…Read More

12/12/2011
Country star JAKE OWEN had to cancel his charity concert SATURDAY night (12/10) in his hometown of VERO BEACH, FL due to heavy rains…Read More

Turkey Trot cancellation upsets Nordic community

11/18/2011
Touted in a press release as “a true Truckee locals event come rain or shine,” the annual Donner Lake Turkey Trot did not live up to its slogan this past Sunday…Read More

Southbury Celebration Cancelled

10/23/2011
The Southbury Celebration, originally slated for Saturday and later pushed to Sunday, has been cancelled due to unsettled weather and poor field conditions…Read More

Norfolk TGIF event canceled because of rain

9/23/2011
The Bluegrass & BBQ TGIF scheduled for tonight at the TowneBank Fountain Park has been canceled because of the weather, according to a news release from Festevents.
The TGIF series will continue next Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the fountain park with regularly scheduled programs.

At Newport, Rain Rules the Day

8/7/2011
Since the beginning of the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday it has been raining, sometimes hard and loud and overwhelming.  Read More

Merchants, artists upset with Downtown Cleveland Alliance for canceling Sparx City Hop

9/11/2011
A last-minute decision to cancel the citywide Sparx City Hop Saturday morning angered dozens of art gallery, restaurant and business operators counting on the event to raise their profiles and fill their coffers.  Read More

Heavy Rain Dampens Labor Day Holiday Across the Tennessee Valley

9/4/2011
Hopes for good weather for outdoor activities on the Labor Day holiday swiftly floated away on Monday.
Heavy rain from what was Tropical Storm Lee forced organizers to cancel many holiday events and activities.  Read More

Liability Questions Linger in Fatal Indiana Fair Stage Collapse

8/22/2011
A so-called microburst weather event sweeps into Indianapolis earlier this month that results in the collapse of a concert stage at a fair, leaving five people dead and dozens of others injured.  Read More

Weather Once Again Cancels Rotary Fair

8/21/2011
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Stage collapse at Indiana State Fair kills at least 4

8/13/2011
A massive gust of wind brought down a stage at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday night, killing at least four and injuring 24, officials said.  Read More

Music show canceled following storm

8/7/2011
A severe thunderstorm packing winds of 65-70 mph knocked out power to thousands of customers and caused the cancellation of a downtown music festival.  Read More

Warrior Dash ends early due to heat

7/31/2011
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Seafood Festival awash in cash

7/29/2011
If it weren’t for a rain insurance policy, which allowed the organization to collect $80,000, Noel said the chamber would have ended up in the red…Read More

Norfolk Jazz Festival cancelled tonight because of weather

7/23/2011
The Norfolk Jazz Festival has been cancelled Saturday evening because of heavy rain, according to a news release from Festevents.  Read More

Storms Cause Chaos at Wing Fest, Event Canceled

7/21/2011
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Daviess cancels fireworks show due to weather

7/4/2011
Daviess County cancelled its planned Sunday Night fireworks show because of the threat of heavy storms…Read More

Earth, Wind, and Fire show canceled due to storm

6/22/2011
Tuesday’s storm ruined the evening for music fans at Northerly Island…Read More


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