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No Guns? No Show! James Johnson Home of Blues Concert Cancelled

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

When I am not able to take my gun into a certain establishment or event, I tend to make my visits sparse. If you want my business, then you allow me to carry my gun, which I have a license for and carry legally. If not, then I will be happy to take my business elsewhere.

Jamey Johnson apparently feels the same way! He refused to disarm and therefore his July 23 concert being held at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach was cancelled.

The House of Blues told customers that they would give refunds to the ticket holders on July 24, the following day.

However, it was not Johnson who cancelled the concert. It the was the House. They would not allow him in without disarming. So they are the reason the concert was unable to go on.

Here is what they wrote on Facebook: “As always, the safety and security of our guests is our number one priority. Tonight’s artist refused to adhere to our safety and security guidelines and would not enter the building. Unfortunately, tonight’s show is cancelled. We regret any inconvenience to our guests. Refunds will be available at point of purchase tomorrow. Our box office will be open at 12PM for any purchases made at the venue.”

Breitbart shared a post written by a band member. However the post has since been removed from Facebook.

Tony TC Coleman is a member of Johnson’s band, and he responded to the HOBMB Facebook post by relaying a first-hand account of what happened:

AS A MEMBER OF JAMEY’S BAND, HOUSE OF BLUES MANAGEMENT “LIVE NATION ” WAS WRONG FOR HOW THEY TREATED THE SITUATION. JAMEY WAS READY TO GIVE AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE AS HE HAS DONE EVERY NIGHT SINCE THE YEAR AND 3 MONTHS I’VE BEEN IN HIS BAND. I STAND WITH HIM ON THIS. HOUSE OF BLUES DID’NT NEED TO TREAT US LIKE WE WERE TERRORIST. THEY PUT A MEDAL DETECTOR BETWEEN JAMEY’S BUSSES AND THE STAGE ENTRANCE AND THE ONLY PEOPLE COMING IN AND OUT OF HIS BUSES WAS US. HIS BAND AND CREW AND WE ALL HAVE LAMINATED STAGE IDENTIFICATION. WE DID NOT COME TO HOUSE OF BLUES TO BE TREATED LIKE WE ARE GOING TO KILL THE FANS. IF SOMEONE CAME BACKSTAGE TO HARM ANYBODY YOU BETTER PRAY THERE IS A JAMEY JOHNSON TYPE INDIVIDUAL AROUND.

The Jamey Johnson band has not given an official response when requested for a comment.

Many people in the comment’s of the HOB’s Facebook post are taking Johnson’s side in the matter:

And my personal favorite:

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About the author

Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including Keepandbear.com. While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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