Chalk this one up to Mother Nature.

ROCKtoberfest was scheduled for this Saturday, October 5th at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids. Earlier today, festival organizers notified us that the show will be canceled. Unfortunately, there will be no ROCKtoberfest this year.

The reason for the cancellation is the weather. It looks wet Saturday with an 80 percent chance of showers. This would make nine straight weekends of rain. That's just not fair! Organizers decided it would be best to cancel now, so people can make other plans.

No word yet on refunds, but as soon as we find more out more information I'll update this blog. If you were planning on attending, I'm very sorry for the bad news!

If you want to see the Evan Stock Band this weekend, they have a gig this Friday at Dirty Shirley's in Cedar Rapids. I plan to check them out and enjoy some cold beers in the Czech Village!