Weather cuts Chipotle Cultivate Festival short

Posted at 5:45 PM, Apr 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-30 22:09:19-04

Severe weather forced Chipotle to cut its "Cultivate Festival" a few hours short on Saturday in Scottsdale.

"The event was cut short because of severe weather in the area. It is a very open and exposed venue and we simply cannot take the chance with peoples' safety given the weather in the area," a spokesperson for the brand said in an email.

The main concern was lightning in the area from a fast-moving storm system.

The free event was held at WestWorld of Scottsdale. At the event people could go through a series of displays focused on food preparation, GMOs and the difference between factory- and farm-raised livestock. There were also food demonstrations featuring local and national chefs and concerts from Jared & The Mill, Holychild, Betty Who and Lukas Graham.

Echosmith and Young The Giant were unable to perform because the event was canceled, but apologized to fans shortly after the decision was made.