Live from the Rock folk festival canceled again

Organizers say there are too many unknowns to safely plan the annual folk festival.

RED ROCK, Ont. – The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the three days Live from the rock folk festival for the second year in a row.

Organizers made the announcement on Tuesday.

“We have been waiting and watching with the rest of the province as the COVID-19 situation unfolds, and right now there are too many unknowns to safely and successfully plan and organize our regular event in August, ”said Jim, Chairman of the Board. Said Malo.

“While we hope we can move forward with the 2021 event, we look forward to the time when we can all be safely together again at the festival,” added Malo.

When the 2020 festival was canceled, organizers planned a four-part virtual concert series with federal funding, filmed by local videographers and filmmakers.

The concerts were held in intimate regional venues to be shared online later.

Despite the postponements and the move to closed sets without an audience, the performances of the social sessions of the Live From the Rock festival were completed.

The series finale – featuring local artists The Chain, trio James Boraski and Quayson Williams – will be broadcast live on the festival’s official website. Facebook page Saturday May 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Festival President Laura Foulds said organizers once again plan to plan innovative activities for the 2021-2022 season, which she says “will enable us to fulfill our mandate of supporting music and the arts. on the north shore of Lake Superior “.

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