The Fall 2015 Arizona Jazz Festival was supposed to be one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Valley of the Sun!
Now fans will be left wondering what could have been.
On October 16, BTWConcerts.com (management team) announced the Arizona Jazz Festival has been cancelled. No reasons were immediately given for the cancellation.
The official cancellation statement is as follows:
With great regret, the Arizona Jazz Festival has been cancelled. Details regarding refunds will be available shortly. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Management – BTWconcerts.com
PhxSoul.com Is Fighting for the People
On October 22, Tremaine Jasper of PhxSoul.com linked up with KTVK Channel 3 and KPHO CBS 5 to demand that the Arizona Jazz Festival promoters (BTWConcerts.com) provide refunds to ticket holders, vendors and anyone else who made a financial investment in the concert.
See the News Report Here:
On October 23, Tremaine Jasper of PhxSoul.com and Chicago residents Brian and Janet Hall talked with KPNX Channel 12 about the Arizona Jazz Festival cancellation and future of big SOULful concerts here.
PhxSoul.com Received the Following Statement from BTWConcerts.com on October 22
BTWconcerts.com cancelled the Arizona Jazz Festival on Friday, October 16, 2015.
BTWconcerts.com was forced to cancel the festival because it was the victim of substantial financial fraud. Due to the fraud, the company was left without sufficient funds pay the expenses of the festival. BTWconcerts.com concluded it could not proceed in good faith and had no choice but to cancel the festival.
The Company is investigating the fraud and intends to make every effort to recover what it has lost, pay refunds to its customers and any money that may be due its vendors. The company fully appreciates its obligations to its customers and its vendors. It regrets the actions it has had to take but, under the circumstances, it is certain it did not have any other alternative.
It is premature to provide any further information at this time. BTWconcerts.com will not have any further comment until the investigation has been completed or is much further along. However, it will remain in contact with its customers and its vendors with updates.”
Arizona Attorney General Brnovich Obtains Refunds for Arizonans after Canceled Concerts
In July 2017, Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a settlement with BTW Concerts.com, LLC, an Arizona-based concert promoter involved in the cancellation of the 2015 Arizona Jazz Festival. The settlement included up to $75,000 in restitution for consumers and bans BTW Concerts.com, LLC, and related entities BTWCruises.com, LLC, and Alternatix, Inc. from promoting concerts in Arizona.
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