Usher attends the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame ceremony on February 14, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Derek White/Getty Images), Janet Jackson via Instagram

On Friday night, concertgoers were devastated to learn the Lovers & Friends Festival in Las Vegas on May 4 was canceled due to concerns about severe weather. 

The official statement reads: 

Saturday’s Lovers & Friends Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds has been canceled.  

Lovers & Friends Festival organizers have been monitoring the weather for several days and proactively preparing for a windy Saturday. 

However, the National Weather Service has now issued a High Wind Warning, including dangerous 30-35 mph sustained winds with gusts potentially more than 60 mph. 

Following advice from the National Weather Service and in consultation with local public officials, we must make the safest decision for our fans, artists, and staff, and cancel tomorrow’s Lovers & Friends Festival.

This was an incredibly heartbreaking decision to make as we are aware that fans have traveled from all over the world to enjoy this incredible lineup of superstars and have been looking forward to this event for several months. 

We’ve worked hard to create an amazing event for you, and we are just as disappointed as you are.

Ticketholders who purchased their tickets directly through Front Gate Tickets will receive a refund within 30 days to the original form of payment.

Keep in mind, folks have traveled from near and far to attend the festival and some didn’t find out about the cancellation until their flights landed in Vegas.

See the original post below.

Usher took to Twitter with a message for the people:

Mannn…I’m just as disappointed as you are. We were getting ready to turn up and celebrate today.

I have to follow the orders of city officials and the National Weather Service for everyone’s protection and stand strong in my belief that everything happens for a reason.

I’m sorry we won’t get to see each other today, but know that I am always working on something to express my heartfelt gratitude for each and every one of you who continue to support me. 

I’ll see you soon.

See Usher’s original tweet below.

Janet Jackson also took to social media with a word for disappointed concertgoers:

We are heartbroken we won’t be able to see you tonight at Lovers & Friends due to the possibility of dangerous winds.

We know that many of you traveled far and wide to be here.

The show would have also marked our last before we shift gears to the summer leg of the tour.

We trust in God’s plan and find light in knowing we’ll be together again soon.

We love you and are so grateful for you 🙏🏽♥️😘

See Janet’s original post below.

Kelly Rowland tweeted:

Alicia Keys shared her disappointment too:

Read a few tweets below. 

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