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Poarch Creeks question decision by ZZ Top to cancel casino show

The Poarch Creek Band of Indians in Alabama is questioning why ZZ Top canceled a show at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel at the last minute.

The band cited safety concerns in canceling just hours before the scheduled June 9 concert. It rained on the day of the show but the tribe stressed that other bands have performed in similar conditions at the casino.

"The morning of the show, the band brought up safety concerns only after they saw their equipment would be exposed to the elements," Brent Pinkston, the vice president of PCI Gaming, said in a press release. "Preparing for all kinds of weather is something that other bands who have performed here have dealt with professionally and with no negative effect on the audience."

Pinkson wants the band to come back but the tribe hasn't gotten a response. Meanwhile, ticket holders will be offered a refund.

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ZZ Top cancels performance: Why the show did not go on (The Atmore Advance 6/17)
Alabama Supreme Court to hear PCI case (The Atmore Advance 6/16)

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