Country star canceled by venue after she sang the national anthem for a Trump rally

 June 17, 2023

A performer who associated herself with Donald Trump was recently canceled.

A Cape Cod venue canceled rising country star Carly Tefft's performance because she sang the national anthem at one of Trump's rallies.

"Tefft spoke with the Howie Carr Show on Wednesday about receiving a call from the owner of Harvest Gallery, a restaurant that features art and music in Dennis, Mass., just five days after her Star-Spangled performance," Fox News reported.

"Although she had performed at Harvest Gallery multiple times, Tefft claimed that the owner said he had to cancel her future appearances due to 'controversy,'" reported the outlet.

"He thought that his customer base would feel—he used a very specific word—threatened," Tefft commented.

The owner compared placing her name on the live music schedule to hanging obscene artwork on the wall, according to Tefft’s account.

"'I can’t have nude artistry hanging in my space,' he said, comparing that to what I did," Tefft said.
She also recalled the owner asking her whether she was a Trump supporter.

"I just sighed. I knew that no matter what I said, he had already made up his mind. That’s his business, and that’s his prerogative," Tefft added.

Tefft said she responded, "Truth be told, the only person I wholeheartedly support is God. This was an opportunity to bring people together with the national anthem by a former president."

The owner purportedly replied that they "love that you have a great head on your shoulders but" thought that "it’s best for my customer base if we go ahead and cancel your performances for the rest of the year."

"Tefft said this was a 'first' for her being banned for her work and that despite her canceled performances, the owner stated that she was still welcome eat or drink at the bar itself," Fox News reported.