MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The threat of severe weather forced organizers to evacuate crowds from the Beale Street Music Festival.

The second day of the music festival briefly ended when potentially severe storms were predicted to move into the area. Organizers issued a severe weather warning on the Beale Street Music Festival app.

“A dangerous weather alert has been issued,” the alert read. “For your safety, please exit and proceed to your vehicles if parked nearby. Otherwise, please proceed to Liberty Bowl Concourse through Tiger Lane Gates behind the Ferris Wheel.”

The festival reopened a little over an hour later.