OH-Fest Concert cancelled due to safety concerns

The City of Oneonta has pulled the park permit for Saturday's OH-Fest concert, citing safety reasons.

Posted: Apr 19, 2019 2:57 PM
Updated: Apr 19, 2019 3:38 PM

ONEONTA, N.Y.--

The OH-Fest Concert that was originally set to take place on Saturday in Neahwa Park in Oneonta is cancelled. 

The City of Oneonta has pulled the park use permit for the concert which was scheduled to take place Saturday afternoon because of security concerns, after finding out that a large number of students were planning to protest the headliner, Sean Kingston. 

Kingston is facing sexual assault allegations. 

The official press release from the city says:

"City of Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig has stated that due to recent events which have raised concerns for the safety of all participants at the April 20th scheduled OH Fest concert in Neahwa Park, the City has decided to withdraw the Park Use Permit for that event effectively immediately."

SUNY Oneonta has decided not to move foward with the concert. We have also reached out to Hartwick College, but no response yet. 

OH-Fest was established in 2006 to merge Oneonta and Hartwick's spring festivals and celebrate the greater Oneonta community.

The street fair and other activities will still go on as planned.

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