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Pentatonix concert at Canfield Fair cut short because of Sunday storm

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Typically, artists don't perform if there is lightning within an 8-10 mile radius

CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – Heavy rain, wind and lightning caused issues and delays at the Canfield Fair Sunday night.

Pentatonix’s concert at the Grandstand was delayed and even ended early for safety reasons.

The cancellation was in accordance with the fair board’s safety policy and Pentatonix’s management team.

Typically, artists don’t perform if there is lightning within an 8-10 mile radius. Last night, it was about five miles away.

“It was the weather condition. The management team of Pentatonix was a little scared about what was going on with the lightening. It’s not our determination that counts, its whether the management feels that the stage is a safe area for their artists to perform,” said Canfield Fair Grandstand Director George Roman.

Before the severe weather made its way through the area, the rides were shut down. Roman said they have several options when the weather doesn’t cooperate.

“We don’t scrap everything at the first opportunity. We will play with it and make sure it works for everybody,” he said.

The concert tickets are non-refundable, but Pentatonix did go on stage and perform for about 45 minutes.

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