Corn Festival cancels band following post by member


According to a post on their Facebood page, Rodney Parker and Liberty Beach has been canceled as the musical act for the Swanton Corn Festival on Saturday night, following a controversial post on social media by Parker.

In the post, Parker said Antifa, Black Lives Matter, communists, and socialists are “PURE TRASH, PERIOD.”

He went on to say that “White Nationalists (who’re NOT White Supremecists, just so we’re clear) TOTALLY have a legitimate right to SPEAK, BE HEARD and retaliate.”

A post on the band’s Facebook page read, “It is with deep regret that I have to have to announce this but due to the issues at hand this week, The Swanton Corn Fest has decided that they will cancel us for this Saturday.

We apologize to our friends and fans who know this is a contrived assault against us. Thank you for your continued support and understanding. We hope to see you soon.”

The band was also set to open for Lee Brice on Friday at the Northwest Ohio Rib Off before that performance was also canceled by event organizer on Tuesday.