If you were planning to check out 311, The Offspring, Flyleaf, Soulja Boy, Gavin Rossdale, Candlebox or any of the other acts while also stuffing your face full of spicy bugs at this year's Merrell Crawfish Boil, your new destination is LP Field. The event, now in its third year, has been moved from Riverfront Park because it's too damn soggy there.
From the official announcement:
The 3rd Annual Merrell Crawfish Boil will take place on the grounds of LP Field Friday and Saturday, May 15-16. The event has been moved from its original planned site in Riverfront Park due to high water levels at the park.
Event organizers said the new site will provide great site lines and visibility for performances and ample parking. The festival entrance will be located at Parking Lot R on the southwest side of the stadium where the pedestrian bridge enters LP Field from downtown. Lawn chairs will be allowed for comfortable viewing from the new site.
As Jim Ridley put it in this week's Critics' Picks (which went to press before we got the update): "The only possible chance of a downer is if a giant crustacean rises from the Cumberland to avenge its parboiled brethren. Then again, that sounds kinda awesome."