A Stan Lee Power Concert that would have featured popular rock group O.A.R. at Grayson Stadium on June 8 has been canceled.
All tickets are refundable through the original point of purchase.
Sand Gnats team president John Katz confirmed his organization was informed of the cancellation.
"There apparently are numerous factors that contributed to the decision that I'm not privy to," he said.
"Obviously, we're disappointed and understand they're working on rescheduling a date with the band," Katz said. "Unfortunately, we don't have any control over this."
Grayson Stadium was only the venue, and ticket sales were being handled by the promoters. According to O.A.R.'s website, the $70 VIP tickets had already sold out.
Organizers of the concert, including Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment and MKC Entertainment, did not respond to numerous calls for comment. Neither did representatives of Miller PR, which was promoting the show.
A local costume contest being held in conjunction with the concert also has been canceled. The concert was sponsored by SavCon, a local 1980s nostalgia and anime convention.
A representative of SavCon said he had spoken with Sam Frankel at POW! Entertainment, who said the concert was canceled because the platoon/battalion Stan Lee met at Hunter Army Airfield in October was deployed, and the entertainment group wanted that platoon to be able to benefit from the concert/charity. Frankel said the concert would be rescheduled in October or November, when the soldiers get back.
POW! Entertainment Inc., is a multimedia entertainment company founded by Lee, a noted comic book writer who was in Savannah in October to attend the Savannah Film Festival. MKC Entertainment was founded by former Marine Corps Capt. Michael Dodd.
A portion of the net proceeds from the concert would have benefited local military charities, and POW! Entertainment was to have provided prize money for the costume contest.
"We have been working to put this show on in Savannah since our visit to Hunter Army Airfield and attending the Savannah Film Festival in (October) 2012," Dodd said when the concert was first announced.