Buju Banton Performs Tonight In Philly; Columbus, Cincinnati, Minneapolis Concerts Cancelled

Jim Burroway

September 12th, 2009

Thanks to BTB reader Stefano A. for this one:

The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion [in Columbus, Ohio] has canceled the 3 October show. Marketing Director Amy Cooper confirmed the cancellation but would make no other comment other than to state that: PromoWest did not directly schedule the Banton concert, but only rented the venue to an outside agency that handles the show booking, lighting, production and other aspects (except security). Cooper would not provide contact information for the outside booking agent.

An Oct 2 concert for Cincinnati is also listed as canceled by Ticketmaster, as is the one scheduled for Oct 4 Minneapolis.

Buju Banton performs tonight at the Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia, and tomorrow at the Reggae Fest at the Crossroads Nightclub in Bladensburg, MD.


September 12th, 2009

I just called them and they said they’d canceled the concert 2 days ago.

[This comment refers to an earlier version of the post which provided contact information for the night club in Cincinnati — Jim B]

Stefano A

September 12th, 2009


Thanks for calling and the update that they’d also cancelled. :)

Emily K

September 12th, 2009

I live in Philly, the Troc is right around my neighborhood!! Oh dear. Philly loves its gays though; we have a great presence here and are largely left alone, I’ve found.

Tom in Lazybrook

September 12th, 2009


Buju Banton now playing at HARD ROCK CAFE in Orlando Nov. 1 per the Orlando Sentinel.

David C.

September 12th, 2009

Looks like Mr. Banton is going to have a short tour nevertheless. Glad somebody spoke up. Serves the basher right.


September 13th, 2009

The number for the Crossroads Entertainment Complex in MD. is (301) 927-1056. I was able to speak to a live person by going to the restaurant #.

Stefano A

September 22nd, 2009

An email from Stonewall Columbus just hit my in box informing that the canceled Buju Banton concert in Columbus has been rescheduled to perform at The Alrosa Villa on October 2.

Protest letters demanding the concert be canceled can be sent to:
The Alrosa Villa,
5055 Sinclair Road
Columbus, Ohio 43229

Concert Hotline: 614-885-9125

Or contact them through their web site at http://www.alrosavilla.com .

Note: When checking the web site for upcoming concerts, I do not see the Banton concert listed. However, Ticketmaster does list the concert if you search for Alrosa Villa.

Stefano A

September 22nd, 2009


The Alrosa Villa web site does not have a direct contact form. However it does provide a single email address for their booking agent, Rick: alrosarick@aol.com

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