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Candler Park Music Festival canceled for 2020

Candler Park Music Festival will return in 2021.
Candler Park Music Festival will return in 2021.

Credit: Contributed

Credit: Contributed

The Candler Park Music Festival has been canceled.

The annual event, which would have featured Old Crow Medicine Show, Galactic, Moon Taxi and many other artists, was previously rescheduled from May to Labor Day weekend. But event promoter Rival Entertainment made the decision to nix the fest due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the city’s return to Phase 1 of reopening.

Tickets will be automatically refunded to the original form of purchase within 30 days. Next year’s event is scheduled for June 5-6.

Here is the full statement from Rival Entertainment:

The show cannot go on.

We regret to announce that the 2020 Candler Park Music Festival on Labor Day weekend is cancelled due to COVID-19.

We had a glorious vision of gathering safely with you in a new post-COVID-19 event norm. We were donned with facemasks and distancing respectfully from one another, happily bearing the burden together in exchange for a return to socializing, indulging and celebrating community and music. It was going to be amazing.

Instead, the festival is faced with an impossible path forward, derailed by the City of Atlanta's regression to Phase 1 of reopening and cemented by the clear threat to the health of our community that any such gathering would be today.

We are thankful to the fans of this festival, the bands that perform, the vendors, artists and sponsors who craft our culture. We will sincerely miss creating a live experience with you this year and cannot wait until this madness is behind us so we may gather again on June 5 - 6, 2021.

Until then, please be more safe, Georgia. Wear a mask.

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