Officials cancel Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

GRAND ISLE, LA (WWL) - The Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo has been canceled because of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but rodeo organizers are planning a fundraising concert in its place.

The Island Aid Concert will be held July 23, 24 and 25 in Grand Isle. All benefits from the event will go to the Grand Isle Alive Promotion Fund to aid in rebuilding the fishing and tourism industry of Grand Isle.

Concert organizers have yet to announce the musician lineup.

Officials said the rodeo was canceled because of the "overwhelming" focus on the oil spill containment efforts.

Head to the Tarpon Rodeo website for more.

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