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There are new developments in a crash that shut down Interstate 85 for hours Friday.
"They're just very entertaining," Dan Mehrkens said. "We're really looking forward to seeing them."
Mehrkens said seeing the band perform live is one of the highlights of the annual Atlanta Shoe Market.
"That's really the only reason I was going to go was to see them. They're great," Mehrkens said.
But Party on the Moon's performance is now up in the air, after a crash involving their tour bus Friday morning that shut down I-85 northbound in Jackson County for hours.
The Atlanta-based band was on the way to a gig in Winston-Salem when members told Channel 2 Action News their driver appeared to have a heart attack and slump over the wheel. A muddy track shows where the tour bus rolled down an embankment and crashed into a ravine with 13 members on board.
The band's website stated they're the country's No. 1 band for corporate events, and that they even played for President Barack Obama's inauguration.
Members took to Facebook Friday to say they're going to be
"I hope they're OK and I hope they're going to recover and be back for us next fall," Mehrkens said. "It'd be hard to replace them because everyone looks forward to them. They're just awesome."