A group of performers have emerged from the NRA’s planned “Grand All Night of Freedom” concert, which is set to take place during the organisation’s annual conference in Houston this weekend.
Don McLean, Larry Gatlin, Larry Stewart, Lee Greenwood, T. Graham Brown and Daniel Peck have all canceled in the last few days and this morning the only remaining performer, country singer Jacob Bryant, posted on Twitter that “the show has been canceled since yesterday.”
The event has been canceled since yesterday.
– Jacob Bryant Music (@ Jacobbryant1) May 27, 2022
Although there does not appear to be an official announcement from the NRA, a page on its website once dedicated to the event – called “a Saturday night concert like any other” – simply reads, “We’re sorry. We can’t find that page.”
The concert must have been canceled this week in the wake of horrific school shootings in Texas, killing 19 children and two adults. The shootings sparked a firestorm of controversy surrounding guns and mass shootings, and George R. Houston of Houston, about 280 miles from the site of the tragedy. A large crowd of protesters gathered outside the Brown Convention Center
Stoneman Douglas High School survivor of the shooting and now gun control activist David Hogg posted a video of the protest outside the conference.
Yes, this time will be different. This is in front of the NRA Convention in Houston. pic.twitter.com/3BLhKK1St9
– David Hogg (@ davidhogg111) May 27, 2022