Homer's Backyard Ball has been an iconic event in Amarillo for many years. I mean, it's a music festival along with a BBQ cook off! What could be better? Well, it looks like Amarilloans are going to have to welcome the summer in a different way from now on. Homer's announced via their Facebook page that they are cancelling Homer's Backyard Ball 2016, and have no future plans to bring the event back.

The event has raised over $1 million dollars over the years for multiple local children's charities.

People are speculating that this news is in light of an ongoing lawsuit against Homer's involving a man's tragic death at the event last year.

While we will miss Homer's, maybe this is a chance for their foundation to raise money for charity in other ways.