A Black Lives Matter concert vigil planned for Friday night, Sept. 4, has been canceled. Because the the family of Elijah McClain has decided to have a media and event blackout, the vigil organizers have canceled the event in solidarity.

McClain died last summer when police in Aurora, Colo., placed him in a chokehold after paramedics had injected him with a powerful sedative while he was handcuffed. He was stopped by officers who answered a call reporting a suspicious person in the area.

The McClain case has received national attention after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis in May and the resulting protests as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Darien event is planned by the organizers of previous events, including Kate Dempsey, Kyla and Max Johns, and Tatianna Concannon.

Anyone interested in playing is asked to email the organizers at 4thebythe@gmail.com.