Lynyrd Skynyrd will no longer perform Thursday at the Mississippi Valley Fair.
The rock group canceled its upcoming grandstand concert at the fairgrounds on Locust Street in Davenport, "due to an unforeseen medical emergency by one of the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd," according to a post on the band's Facebook page.
Here's the full announcement, posted around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday:
"Due to an unforeseen medical emergency by one of the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band will be unable to perform on August 3 in Davenport, Iowa at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds and August 4 in Washington, Missouri at the Washington Town & Country Fair. Please contact the venues directly for information on ticket refunds or additional replacement programming. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience."
Within an hour of Lynyrd Skynyrd's cancellation, Shawn Loter, the fair's general manager had already tapped a replacement. Vince Neil, the voice of Motley Crue, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday on the fair's grandstand stage.
"It's a real last minute thing," Loter said. "We don't have much of a choice; we only had a few options that would even be available and he was the best choice."
To attend one or all of the grandstand concerts, you must purchase a Fun Card, which costs $60 and includes admission to the fairgrounds each day.
The Mississippi Valley Fair kicked off Tuesday and runs through Sunday at 2815 W Locust St., Davenport. For more info, visit mvfair.com.