A planned event ahead of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game set for Sunday, January 6 was called off due to inclement weather in the area. A free concert at AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!, but due to high winds and rain, organizers and sponsors made the decision to cancel the event.
“Of course, safety is the primary consideration for the College Football Playoff (CFP) and its sponsors, and the cancellation of tonight’s show is consistent with that priority,” said Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff, in a press release.
From the release:
Organizers and local authorities were concerned for the safety of spectators and performers, in light of high winds and standing water at Discovery Meadow, the site of the concert. Forecasts called for wind gusts of 30 miles per hour.
Performances were scheduled for The Regrettes, Elle Goulding and OneRepublic.
There is no word on how the weather could impact the Allstate Championship Tailgate featuring four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban, but the forecast calls for clear skies so the show should go on as planned. Andy Grammer, meanwhile, will perform the national anthem ahead of kickoff.
The College Football Playoff National Championship Game takes place Monday, January 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Kickoff between the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 2 Clemson Tigers is set for 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.