ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Gov. Pat McCrory has canceled plans to appear at Moogfest on Wednesday, but event organizers and a McCrory spokesperson differed on the details about why.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that McCrory spokesman Josh Ellis said Moogfest organizers asked the governor to change his plans and not attend.
Moogfest spokeswoman Jill Lieberman originally said the governor wouldn’t attend because of a scheduling conflict.
Organizers of Moogfest said they regret any miscommunication between themselves and the governor’s office.
Shortly after McCrory’s attendance was announced, local residents organized a protest for his visit.
Moogfest is an annual two to five-day electronic music festival that takes place in Asheville toward the end of April.
Read more: The Asheville Citizen-Times