Houston Music

No Rick Ross, But Houston Beer Fest Is a Go Anyway

Just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Houston Beer Fest announced that Rick Ross would be "unable to perform...due to a medical emergency" via Facebook and Twitter. The Mississippi-born William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name, has made a habit of canceling shows in Houston, last abandoning two stops in April and December of 2012.

"Nah I literally came here for you," said a fellow Twitter user. "Now I feel like I wasted my money."

Many others echoed this sentiment on social media. Some even suspected that Ricky Rozay had forsaken his visit to our fair city to attend the Miami Heat game instead.

Expectedly, the late-evening crowd was far sparser than originally anticipated, but Pepper made a noble attempt to placate the fans that stuck around. Still, it was a shame to end the two-day festival with a big disappointment.

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Matt is a regular contributor to the Houston Press’ music section. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in print journalism and global business. Matt first began writing for the Press as an intern, having accidentally sent his resume to the publication's music editor instead of the news chief. After half a decade of attending concerts and interviewing musicians, he has credited this fortuitous mistake to divine intervention.
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