At 9:25 p.m., Boots and Hearts organizers announced that the soggy grounds at Burl's Creeks are re-opening, allowing people to return to the concert area.
It's expected tonight's headliner, Shania Twain, will hit the stage after all — albeit a bit later than originally planned.
The much-anticipated event-closing concert by Shania Twain tonight at Boots and Hearts is on hold.
Due to "severe incoming weather conditions," festival organizers temporarily evacuated the festival grounds at Burl's Creek at 8:45 p.m.
"Please seek shelter outside the grounds for your safety. We will provide further information as this situation develops," notes a Tweet from the festival's organizers.
There’s nothing quite like 50 thousand people running for cover during a thunderstorm at a music festival.— James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie) August 8, 2022
The four-day festival has enjoyed exceptional, albeit hot and humid weather since it began Thursday evening.
Twain, a country icon, was slated to hit the stage tonight at about 9 p.m.
No other details are available at this time.