19 Sep Michale Graves Cancellation
The Up and Downtown Music Festival (UP+DT) is announcing the cancellation of Michale Graves’ UP+DT 2018 performance, scheduled for October 6, 2018, at Temple nightclub. Mr. Graves’ social media accounts were recently brought to our attention. Upon review, his views expressed do not align with UP+DT’s view that strive to build a safe and inclusive festival experience. Regardless of the popularity for Mr. Graves and the sold-out show, full refunds will be offered at point of purchase.
The Starlite Room show on October 6, 2018, headlined by Antibalas, is now being combined with the previous Temple support acts — Moving Bodies, The Devil’s Sons, and the Preying Saints. The show will include the addition of Guadalajara, Mexico’s Canibales, replacing Michale Graves slot to form a two stage show. We believe this replacement is suitable and aligns with the festival’s principle of inclusion. We look forward to an amazing night of music.
Moving forward, the Up and Downtown Music Festival pledges to be more thoughtful and conscientious during the of vetting process of artists to ensure everyone involved has shared values of inclusion and acceptance.