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Rocklahoma pushes forward after weather delays; Sunday's bands will play

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Posted at 6:30 PM, May 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-28 14:13:27-04

PRYOR, Okla.  - Rocklahoma's originally scheduled bands for Sunday's concert will perform, according to an official of the event.

Rocklahoma delayed Saturday shows due to severe weather that moved through the area.

"While canceling performances (from Saturday) is something that we consider an absolute last result on any festival, we will continue to make your safety and the safety of the artists and working personnel our top priority," said Chamie McCurry, the VP of Marketing for the event. "Last night's severe weather brought us torrential rain, hail, cloud rotation overhead, 60 mph straight winds, and an incredible lightning show. As much as we tried to wait it out to keep the show moving, the threat was not completely past our area until after midnight."

Attendees of the festival were asked to leave the festival grounds and seek shelter. 

Officials with Rocklahoma said they would provide updates via social media. 

The forecast called for a beautiful Sunday in Pryor and officials were excited to see the event resume. 

"While the bands that were scheduled to perform last night really wanted to play for you all, unfortunately their schedules do not allow them to be here (Sunday)," said McCurry.

Check for updates on band schedule on the Rocklahoma Facebook page and at kjrh.com.

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