Cincinnati's Bunbury Music Festival is postponing its summertime event for the second year in a row due to COVID-19.
The 2020 fest, slated to run May 31-June 2 at Sawyer Point downtown, was canceled "out of concern for the safety and wellbeing of fans, artists and staff," say organizers.
And with the uncertainty surrounding COVID going forward, they've decided to "postpone" the June 2021 event as well.
“It has been difficult to plan and book artists when we are still unsure of what the situation will look like come June,” said Scott Stienecker, president of PromoWest Productions — the company that produces the fest. “We have not been able to secure a lineup that we think is up to the level that our festival attendees have grown accustomed to.”
Although all hope is not lost, according to a tweet saying, "We are looking to the future without shutting the door entirely on 2021."
Cancelling once, let alone twice, is the last thing we want to do. The state of things as they are projected to be would not lead to a safe and fun environment for all come June, so we are looking to the future without shutting the door entirely on 2021.— Bunbury Festival (@bunburyfestival) January 11, 2021
PromoWest is also promoting its new local music venue — the indoor/outdoor Ovation Pavilion — slated to open later this year in Newport.
Bunbarians in the Cincy area have another thing to look forward to this year as well, with the grand opening of Ovation Pavilion, right across the river in Newport, KY. The Indoor/Outdoor Ovation Pavilion hopes to welcome fans later this year!— Bunbury Festival (@bunburyfestival) January 11, 2021
We can’t wait to Bee Together again!
For more info and updates please visit bunburyfestival.com.