Bad news for Jacksonville residents who had hoped to support Corrine Brown by paying as much as $100 to see gospel nostalgia act Shirley Caesar on Sunday.
The show has been cancelled. Or maybe postponed, according to Brown.
Brown had hoped/predicted she would sell out the 4,250 seat Bethel Baptist Church by Thursday; whether she did or not now is a moot point.
The show is being canceled, writes Brown, due to “inclement weather” forcing “the difficult decision to cancel the concert for the safety of the fans and artist.”
Earlier this week, Brown cut an interview on Facebook live.
“I know everybody said they’re praying for me, but I need to physically see you and touch you Sunday,” Brown said.
Caesar was name-checked with Brown saying Caesar is coming for “prayer with a purpose — to pray for me.”
Apparently, the prayers were rendered moot by a fear-inspiring weather forecast, including a whopping 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms.
Brown’s benefit concert was slated less than 24 hours before a hearing in her case to consider motions for acquittal and for a new trial.
It is currently unknown how much money is in the Corrine Brown Legal Defense Trust Fund. Even after two benefit events already, the website claims the account is “0% funded,” suggesting that the accounting practices that led to Brown’s conviction are still as loose as ever.
The concert, in theory, is now slated for Sun. Sept. 3.