Day two of Tampa's Sunset Music Festival canceled due to weather

The decision was made by the Tampa Sports Authority in conjunction with Tampa police and fire officials.

Well, this wasn't official when we posted Sunday morning's concert report, but tropical raincloud Alberto has just wreaked havoc on plans for day two of Sunset Music Festival.

Just before 1 p.m., festival organizers announced that Sunday's party is officially canceled due to heavy rains and high winds associated with Tropical Storm Alberto.

The festival plans on releasing instructions on refunds ASAP via

"This decision to cancel was made by the Tampa Sports Authority, in conjunction with the Tampa Police Department and Tampa Fire Rescue, and was based on the fact Sunday’s weather poses a serious risk to the health, safety and welfare of Sunset Music Festival attendees," SMF wrote on Facebook.

"Additionally, a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the Tampa area and Florida’s Governor Scott has declared a State of Emergency. The safety of our attendees, staff, artists, partners and community is always our number one priority."

This means fans hoping to see Excision, Illenium, Joyryde, Heist, Lizzy Jane and more are going to have to look elsewhere.

Sunset Music Festival act Bonnie x Clyde wants to have a house party somewhere, but here's a list of concerts still happening in Tampa Bay.

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