ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Fans of country music star Hunter Hayes will not be able to see him in concert Thursday at Chaifetz Arena. The 23-year-old's concert has been cancelled. A statement on the Arena's website indicates the concert was cancelled because the Missouri governor has declared a state of emergency.
National Guard members have been activated in anticipation of a decision from the grand jury investigating the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.
"Out of respect for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's declaration declaring a state of emergency in Missouri, Hunter Hayes' Thursday, November 20 show at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis has been cancelled. Tickets will be reimbursed at the point of purchase. At this time, all other University related events at Saint Louis University this week are planned to go on as scheduled."
We asked a number of visitors to the Delmar loop if the decision was an overreaction. The responses varied. "They chose the right thing to cancel," said one visitor. "I feel like people are overreacting," said another.
Some criticized the Governor's decision to activate the guard. Others say the activation is necessary to protect lives and property.
For more information about the Hunter Hayes concert go to: www.thechaifetzarena.com.