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Trace Adkins Cancels Washington Concert in Light of Devastating Wildfires

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Due to the devastating wildfires spreading throughout the state of Washington, Trace Adkins‘ concert scheduled for Friday (Aug. 17) at the Swiftwater Cellars Amphitheater in Cle Elum has been canceled.

Adkins released a statement to his fans Thursday afternoon, expressing his sadness for letting down those who had been planning on coming to Friday’s show.

“With heartfelt concern for the residents of Cle Elum, Wash. who are currently facing devastating wildfires, I can not in good conscience stage a concert this Friday while the community is under such strain,” he said. “We have been following the developments closely and while the Swiftwater Cellars Amphitheater is not directly in the fire’s path, Gov. Gregoire has declared a state of emergency and reports indicate that the fire, which has claimed 22,000 acres, will require up to seven more days before it is comfortably contained.

“I know all too well what residents are feeling as they evacuate their homes,” Adkins continued in the statement, referring to the recent fire that claimed his Brentwood, Tenn. home. “I thank God that reports indicate no loss of life. As the hundreds of firefighters, National Guardsmen and community leaders work overtime to keep everyone safe, I hope that those who have the means will also offer their help.”

There’s no word yet on when the show will be rescheduled, but Adkins is already looking ahead to the day that he can visit the area. “We look forward to returning and celebrating the community’s strength once this crisis has passed,” he said.

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