Hootie & the Blowfish sold out a Britt show last summer, but they’ve canceled this year’s appearance, set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, because of a medical problem.
Lead singer Darius Rucker suffered a staph infection in his left knee and underwent three surgeries to clear the infection, the band announced. His post-operative rehabilitation has been prolonged, and the band’s summer tour can’t start until Aug. 10.
While some shows are being reset for after his recovery is complete, that wasn’t possible at the Britt Festivals. Ticket holders can get a refund, exchange their tickets for another Britt show this season, receive a credit on a Britt customer account for later purchases, or donate tickets back to Britt. Contact the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, at 1-800-882-7488 or 773-6077. Read more here.
Cary Ott was set to open. You can’t hear him here, but you might know him from TV.
He got his start in the mid-’90s with a band called Torben Floor in Chicago, earning a following on the club circuit and at popular festivals like SXSW.
Ott began his solo career when Torben Floor split up in 1999. He moved to Nashville, and released his album "Lucid Dream" in 2006. He got a recent boost when his single “Am I Just One” was featured in an episode of the television series “Grey’s Anatomy.”