Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Fest Cancelled

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Just a little over a month after announcing the first-ever Flavortown Fest, the Guy Fieri music and food festival has been cancelled.

On January 19, 2024, Variety exclusively announced the inaugural Flavortown Fest from celebrity chef Guy Fieri in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Set to be held on June 1-2, the headliners were revealed to be country singer Kane Brown and rock band Greta Van Fleet.

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Other performers announced were Bret Michaels, LOCASH, Niko Moon, with more promised to be announced.

At the time, Brown said in a statement, “I’m adding a special stop to my In The Air tour going straight to Flavortown. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate all the good times coming up in 2024 than with Guy and his fun-loving, food-loving community in the amazing city of Columbus. I’ll be hungry and ready to rock!”

The festival was first announced in November 2023, and promised to be “bold, loud, bad-ass and full of flavor.”

The festival was set to include tons of food and other events, installations and surprises,” according to Variety. Fieri even provided them with a map of the grounds, which you can see here.

On February 29, just a month and ten days after the headliners were announced, the festival has been completely cancelled.

In a statement provided by the event organizers, IMG, a global events and entertainment company, they revealed the unfortunate news. Read it below.

“Guy Fieri, IMG, CAS and our partners worked tirelessly to create an incredible event that would bring Flavortown to life. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Fest, initially planned for June 1-2 in Columbus, OH, has been cancelled. Thank you to all our Flavortown Fest fans for understanding and your support along this journey.”

They have promised full refunds and direct any questions to

The Flavortown Fest social media accounts have been wiped clean, as has the festival’s website, where you used to be able to buy a two-day ticket for $155. The Columbus Dispatch reports that “$155 two-day general admission passes, $215 general admission-plus passes and $465 VIP packages in November before any musical acts were announced.”

Fieri himself has yet to personally comment on the cancellation, and neither has Brown.