Martina McBride becomes 7th artist to cancel Sea World event
Sea World reports that another artist has canceled their appearance at the park's Bands, Brew & BBQ event planned for March 2014.
Martina McBride is the seventh performer to cancel. Other acts include: REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick, Barenaked Ladies, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood and Heart. Many of the artists have cited the recent documentary "Blackfish," which raises questions about the effects of captivity on whales.
Sea World has released a response to the recent cancellations.
"While we're disappointed a small group of misinformed individuals was able to deny fans what would have been great concerts at SeaWorld, we respect the bands' decisions. REO Speedwagon has canceled and we expect that other artists will be targeted in this campaign.
"The bands and artists have a standing invitation to visit any of our parks to see firsthand or to speak to any of our animal experts to learn for themselves how we care for animals and how little truth there is to the allegations made by animal extremist groups opposed to the zoological display of marine mammals.
"We continue to book other bands and artists as we plan for another great Bands, Brew & BBQ event in 2014. We'll announce our full lineup when all artists have been confirmed."