El Dorado’s MusicFest has a new headliner six weeks after rapper Cardi B canceled her scheduled performance.
According to a news release from the Murphy Arts District, hip-hop artist 2 Chainz will take her place at the event, which is set for Oct. 18 through Oct. 20.
The rapper's performance will be at the Griffin Music Hall at 11 p.m. Oct. 19. Other musicians set to perform at MusicFest include Toby Keith, Gucci Mane, Sammy Hagar, George Clinton, Justin Moore and Bret Michaels.
2 Chainz has released four albums, including the most recent, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, which was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America after selling more than 500,00 copies. He has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, with one win: Best Rap Performance in 2017 for "No Problem," a collaboration on a Chance the Rapper song that also featured Lil Wayne.
Cardi B cited the recent birth of her daughter when pulling out from the show and Bruno Mars' fall tour.
The El Dorado News-Times reported that pit tickets for Cardi B’s scheduled performance at MusicFest sold out within five minutes of going on sale. Her headliner spot also generated national interest from Rolling Stone and People magazines.