Organizers of the CountryLife Music Festival are being sued by a credit card processing company.
The festival, scheduled for Chillicothe’s Three Sisters Park was canceled about a month before its July 17 start, citing low ticket sales.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Peoria by Total Merchant Sales, claims Blu Entertainment has failed to reimburse the company for chargebacks relating to refunds paid for the canceled event.
The Journal Star reports the lawsuit also claims concert organizers knew late last year or early this year that low tickets sales were putting the event in question.
Additionally, the lawsuit claims ticket revenue for the Chillicothe event was used to pay artists and performance fees to artists for the CountryLife Music Festival in Punta Gorda, Florida.
The company is seeking over $300,000 in damages.