Brett Young Steps In As Riverbend Headliner For Sunday Night After Luke Combs Cancels Due To Voice Problems

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Brett Young
Brett Young

Brett Young hit the Coke Stage Sunday to fill the slot left vacant when Luke Combs was forced to cancel after losing his voice.

Brett Young currently has three #1 hits and is the reigning ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year.  Riverbend Festival fans flooded the Bud Light Stage in 2017 to see him perform. Justin Cole of Entercom Chattanooga and US101 said he is “one of the strongest vocalists in country music and it will be a show to remember.”

Officials said, "The news that Luke Combs lost his voice just before his Riverbend appearance is very unfortunate. It is apparent Riverbend Festival fans were looking forward to seeing Combs on the Coke Stage. We were as well. We wish him a sound and swift recovery and hope to have him headlining the Coke Stage in the near future."

All tickets purchased for Starview Landing, reserved Star Seats and Fan Stands for the Luke Combs performance are good for the night of the 10th with Brett Young.

Friends of the Festival will also offer, for any Starview Landing, Star seating, or Fan Stands ticket for June 10th, 50% off Starview Landing for the Dustin Lynch performance on June 13. The offer is good for purchase on Sunday only. Buyers will need to purchase those Dustin Lynch upgrades at the Starview Landing entrance Sunday.

If patrons wish to have thier money refunded for Starview Landing, Star Seating or Fan Stands for June 10, they should send an email to making a request. A proof of purchase will be needed.

Luke Combs announced the cancellation on Twitter on Saturday night.

He said in his tweet that he had lost his voice after performing at the CMA Fest in Nashville this week. He said he saw doctors, and will be on vocal rest for 10 days.

He said to his fans, "It kills me to have to do this. Y'all are the reason I get on stage every night...I owe y'all one."

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