The last “official” Orange Crush was held in 2018.
Last July, in the months following the police custody death of George Floyd, the Tybee council passed a resolution to promote racial equality and social justice, but left out a clause that would have given Orange Crush legitimacy and the city’s blessing.
It now appears to have been the last straw for the Orange Crush promotion team.
“Formerly Orange Crush Tybee island has been permanently relocated due to lack of resources, limited parking, civil rights violations, and political injustices the annual beach event has been moved and has new locations and new dates,” an announcement declared on Facebook. “It is unclear if Orange Crush will ever return to TYBEE ISLAND, GA. Luckily Jacksonville FL has agreed to be the NEW HOST city for the culturally historic ORANGE CRUSH FESTIVAL brand.”