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It’s hard to have a concert when the headliner won’t come into the auditorium. That’s reportedly what happened July 23 at the Jamey Johnson show in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 


Jamey and his team wouldn’t cooperate with the staff at the House of Blues concert venue, according to a post on the venue’s Facebook page. 

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It reads, “Tonight’s artist refused to adhere to our safety and security guidelines and would not enter the building. Unfortunately, tonight’s show is cancelled.”

According to a report from local TV station WMBF, one fan at the show claimed Jamey’s crew refused to go through security screenings before entering the venue. 

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The company that owns House of Blues, Live Nation, has stepped up its security screenings in the wake of the bombing that killed 22 people following an Ariana Grande concert last May in England. That means absolutely no weapons are allowed inside. 

Fans have been offered a full refund, but a few concertgoers remain unhappy with the way it went down. 

Dennis Hefner was at the show, and he tells WMBF, “It’s more of a disappointment on the performer’s end because he could have changed the circumstances and there could have been a show, but that’s how it went down.”

Jamey has not released a statement on the situation. Rare Country has reached out to Jamey’s rep for comment, but we have not gotten a reply at this time. 

A country outlaw causes quite a ruckus when he refuses to enter concert venue Getty Images/Frazer Harrison
Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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