Kicker Country Stampede in Topeka, Kansas has announced the line-up for the Songwriter's Tent.
Scheduled to appear: Haven Alexandra, Kyle Austin, Zach Blair, Taylor Cullen, Damien Gunn, Joe Hanson, Hasting & Co. Chris Housman, Travis Marvin, Matfield Green Kevin McCoy Band, Stewart Ray, Drew Six, Bryton Stoll, Gabe Walsh, Blair Younger.
The 25th Kicker Country Stamped is scheduled for June 24-June 26, 2021 in Topeka, Kansas.
See the complete LINE-UP.
Del Fest in Cumberland, Maryland originally scheduled for May 27 -May 30, 2021 has been moved to September 23-September 26, 2021.
From the organizers:
"Hi friends,We don’t think it’ll come as a surprise to any of you that we will not be able to have DelFest in May. The good news is, we are going to have a DelFest in 2021...with new dates of September 23-26.
As we’ve said many times, we won’t do anything that is unsafe, but as we get closer to September, we believe it’ll be very clear what modifications need to be made to keep all of you fine people safe, and we can have a DelFest that feels right.
Mom and Dad have been fully vaccinated now, and we hope by September any of you that want it will have had the chance (and we want to encourage you to get a vaccine when it’s your time).
For those of you that currently have tickets, they will be rolled over to the September dates -- or you can use them in 2022 (details on that as well as refund requests will be coming soon).
Finally, we are excited about the lineup we will be bringing you. Most of the acts have been able to accommodate the new dates. We will be posting an updated lineup with ticket sale information in the near future."
The 2021 Patriotic Festival Scheduled for Virginia Beach, Virginia June 4 - June 6, 2021 has been rescheduled for May 2022 due to COVID-19 Restrictions.
From the Organizers Facebook Page:
2021 Patriotic Festival Rescheduled
For Second Year in a Row
Due to Covid-19
March 1, 2021 (Virginia Beach, VA)
In compliance with Governor Northam’s restrictions on festivals and concerts due to COVID-19, and because of potential threats posed by the virus, the 2021 Patriotic Festival featuring Jon Pardi, Kane Brown and Morgan Wallen, originally scheduled to take place June 4-6 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, has been rescheduled .
While this is the second year in a row the 17-year-old Patriotic Festival has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the Festival is committed to the health and safety of fans, artists, staff and the community at large.
The 2021 Patriotic Festival has been rescheduled to May 2022 and will feature the same lineup of country music artists including Jon Pardi, Kane Brown and Morgan Wallen , as well as military and sponsor display zones. For more information, visit PatrioticFestival.com.
Country Thunder Arizona in Florence, Arizona originally scheduled for April 08 -April 11, 2021 has been moved to October 14-October 17, 2021
Luke Combs, Eric Church, Morgan Wallen & Dustin Lynch confirmed as headliners.
Also appearing: Ashley McBryde, Chris Janson, HARDY, Mitchell Tenpenny, Travis Denning, Randy Rogers Band, Parker McCollum, Tenille Townes, Dallas Smith, Meghan Patrick, Parmalee, Chicks With Hits (featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis, Suzie Bogguss), Kameron Marlowe, Drew Parker, Austin Jenckes, Seaforth, Nolan Sotillo join the always-stellar supporting cast, with more to be announced!
TICKETS on SALE NOW
Country Thunder Florida in Kissimmee, Florida originally scheduled for March 19 -March 21, 2021 has been moved to September 10-September 12, 2021.
The event will feature headliners Eric Church, Morgan Wallen & Dierks Bentley
Also scheduled to appearing: Russell Dickerson, LANCO, HARDY, Lonestar, Sawyer Brown, Tenille Townes, Dallas Smith, Jon Langston, Jenny Tolman,Parker McCollum, Kameron Marlowe, and Nolan Sotillohead
TICKETS on Sale NOW.
Summerfest in Milwaukee orginally scheduled for multiple weekends in June, has now been moved to September. They are working on scheduling entertainment for the new dates, but no details have been released.
From the organizers:
"Save The Dates
September 2 - 4, 9 - 11 and 16 - 18, 2021
Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is moving from its original June 2021 dates to give health professionals more time to vaccinate the general public. We’re planning to bring the noise and double down on everything all of us have been missing for so long - beginning September 2nd.
While the progress made through the vaccine rollout is encouraging, we believe it is in the public’s best interest to hold the festival in September to give government leaders and healthcare organizations enough time to distribute the vaccine. We will continue to work diligently with civic officials and healthcare professionals as we prepare to welcome artists, fans, employees, vendors and sponsorship partners this summer. Our team is excited to get back to what we do best, as soon as possible.
We are also working to reschedule American Family Insurance Amphitheater concerts and will provide updated concert information within the coming weeks. "
For the second year in a row, Home Town Rising has been cancelled due to concerns over COVID. This even generally takes place in September in Lousiville, Kentucky.
From the Organizers.
"Hometown Rising fans!
We know you’ve all been anxiously awaiting an update from us, and we appreciate your patience in these trying times.
We regret to inform you that we will be taking 2021 off. With all the uncertainty in 2021, as a company we made the tough decision to focus on our long tenured U.S. festivals, which includes Louder Than Life.
As soon as we have more information we’ll share it with you. Thanks for your loyalty and patience, we long for the days when we can be reunited in our mutual love for music and bourbon."
nThe Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced today, February 3, that they are cancelling this event for 2021.
Usually held in March, the Event had been moved to May in hopes it could be held.
From the organizers:
"Today, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced the cancellation of the RODEOHOUSTON® competitions, concerts and entertainment, carnival, and other attractions and activities, which were recently rescheduled for May 4 – 23, 2021, due to the ongoing health situation.
While we were optimistic that moving our Rodeo to May would provide a better opportunity to host our annual community event that Rodeo fans have come to love and expect, unfortunately, it has become evident that the current health situation has not improved to the degree necessary to host our event,” said Chris Boleman, president and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “While this is an extremely heartbreaking decision for our Rodeo volunteers and the larger Rodeo community, we believe this decision is in the best interest of the health and well-being of our community.”
The Junior Livestock and Horse Show competitions will still be held in March, as private events, upholding the Rodeo’s mission of promoting agriculture and supporting Texas youth. The Junior Market Auctions and Champion Wine Auction will also still be held in May, also as private events. These events will follow all state and local health and safety guidelines.
According to an article in the Los Angles Times, the Stagecoach Festival scheduled for April 23-26 in Indio, California has been cancelled.
The organizers for the Stagecoach Festival and its sister even Coachela (which is also reporrtedly cancelled).
The OFFICIAL WEB-Site for Stagecoach has not been updated. No mention on the Facebook page or Twitter feeds at this point.
According to the article:
"To the surprise of absolutely no one who has been paying attention to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival, scheduled for three consecutive weekends in April at Indio’s Empire Polo Club, have been canceled."
It goes on to say that the order came from Riverside County Public Health Officer:
“This order is intended to reduce the likelihood of exposure to COVID-19, thereby slowing the spread of COVID-19 in communities worldwide,” wrote Dr. Cameron Kaiser in the order canceling the festivals. “If COVID-19 were detected at these festivals, the scope and number of attendees and the nature of the venue would make it infeasable, if not impossible, to track those who may be placed at risk.”
We will post updates as they become available.
The Barefoot Country Music Festival has announced two additional performers. Barefoot Country Music Festival will take place August 19-21, 2021 in Wildwood, New Jersey.
Joining previously announced performances by Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Dan + Shay, Lynyrd Skynyrd are Billy Currington and Jimmie Allen.
More artists announcements are expected to be made on February 12, so Stay Tuned.
Learn more about Barefoot Country Music Festival or BUY TICKETS.
For this and other Festivals in the US, visit our FESTIVALS PAGE.
The wait is over! The 6th voyage of The Outlaw Country Cruise is setting sail February 25 - March 3, 2022 and it wouldn’t be the same without you! We’re sailing from Miami, Florida and heading to Costa Maya, Mexico and Harvest Caye, Belize for an over the top 6-night rumble on the high seas, packed full of legendary artists and SiriusXM Outlaw Country hosts! You can look forward to shows from Emmylou Harris & The Hot Band, Rodney Crowell, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & the Dukes and so many more!
30A SONGWRITERS VIRTUAL FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND!
From the Festival
"Tickets are on sale now for the 2021 Virtual 30A Songwriters Festival scheduled to debut Friday, January 29th at 6:00 p.m. EST, Saturday January 30th at 6:00 p.m. EST, and Sunday January 31st at 6:00 p.m. EST.
The Virtual Festival is a three-part series with each episode running approximately one hour. The presentation is a documentary of the past decade of Festivals edited from film footage shot at Festivals together with recent recordings of many of your favorite artists performing songs for our online 2021 event. Many of the festival's performers contributed special content: Jason Isbell, performing with his band the 400 Unit, contributes a remote recording presented in multiple frames to highlight the band. Rosanne Cash and her husband John Leventhal contribute a personal greeting to the 30A crowd and perform a beautiful acoustic rendition of "Seven Year Ache," and rock legend Graham Nash contributes a version of "Just A Song Before I Go" on acoustic guitar filmed at his home.
Brandi Carlile and the twins perform a live song from the Moore Theater in Seattle, and Kristian Bush and his band introduce a song from their very own studio. Indigo Girls perform acoustic from the Atlanta offices of Russell Carter Artist Management (Festival co-producer), where they have performed Facebook Live shows throughout 2020.
David Ryan Harris performs a solo electric song and 30A mainstay Shawn Mullins is presented live from an Annual 30A Songwriters Festival preview party at the WaterColor Lake House for members/sponsors of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (co-producer and beneficiary of the Festival). Additional performers include Rodney Crowell, Patty Griffin, The War & Treaty, Chely Wright, John Paul White from The Civil Wars, Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles, Kyshona Armstrong, Jeffrey Steele, Robyn Hitchcock, Steve Earle, Mindy Smith, Dan Navarro, Birds of Chicago and many more.
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The Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival scheduled for June in Tunbridge, Vermont has been postponed until 2022. Stay tuned for possible mini-fest later in the year.
From the organizers:
"Dear Jenny Brook Family,Many of you may have already received this notice in your email but we wanted to make sure to include it in our Jenny Brook Insider too.
On our bulletin board, we still have the post-it note that says, “Stay Home Stay Safe Started 3/13/20.” At that time we really thought it would be for a few weeks, but never imagined it would turn into this ongoing pandemic. We miss all of you so much and it’s heartbreaking for us to have to share this news with you but at the same time we haven’t given up on seeing you in 2021.
When we postponed and re-contracted bands to 2021 we really thought this could happen. We were actually hoping we’d get to see our Bluegrass Family at other events later in the summer of 2020 but as you already know, that didn’t happen either. Weeks ago when it was announced that the vaccines were becoming available and might be administered before summer we were even more hopeful but now the shifting timelines do not look great for the end of June. Our anniversary budget can only be held if we can be at full capacity and June 2021 will be too soon for this to happen. The 20th Year Jenny Brook Celebration - Take II will, unfortunately, be postponed again to June 22-26, 2022. Your prepaid 2021 passes will be honored in 2022.
In the meantime, we haven’t completely given up, we’re moving on to Plan B. We are working on a downsized Jenny Brook Mini-Fest so when things change and we can safely hold an event in 2021, we’ll be ready! Some of the bands are already working with us to help us put together an event to keep Jenny Brook going. It would feel like we are going back in time to the old Weston Days! We plan to be ready to make decisions quickly as regulations change. It will be much easier to do this with the Jenny Brook Mini-Fest being on a much smaller scale than with all the extra side stages etc. that we’ve all come accustomed to at Jenny Brook. New and updated information will appear on the website as it becomes available.
We are asking you to hang in there with us while we put these plans in place and they evolve with the changing guidelines. Please know if it can safely happen, we plan to do everything we can so we can be together in 2021."
The 30A Songwriter's Festival has announced they are going Virtual for 2021. More details will be coming soon. From their email correspondance.
We will post details as soon as we know them as well.
We want to alert one and all that we are about to announce details for the 2021 Virtual 30A Songwriters Festival. It is going up for sale VERY SOON. (think Hooks, (on)Lines & Singers). Check your emails and Facebook to keep up to date on all the latest information on this event.
We are down on 30A working on last minute filming and editing and it feels very uncrowded and a little bit lonely without our Festival people! But let's look on the bright side. You can watch from the warmth and comfort of your home, AND drinks and wine are free. We got organized in our spare time and created a beautiful coffee table photography book of gorgeous artist photos spanning the last decade of Festival appearances. We think everyone who has attended the festival will want to have this in their home or office. By popular demand we are re-issuing a t-shirt from each year of the Festival beginning with 2010 through 2020 and have created a commemorative 2021 Virtual Festival hat for this year. Virtual Festival tickets and merchandise will be available for pre-orders soon. Don't worry - we are not debuting the Virtual Concert this weekend - there is way too much football going on. But next weekend - make it all about 30A Songwriters Festival! In the meantime, post photos from past 30A Songwriters Festivals you attended with your memories and tag our Facebook and Instagram.
See you online soon."
Carolina Country Music Fest announced on April 1, that they are rescheduling their Festival until September. The new dates are September 17-20. The Festival was originally scheduled for June 4-7 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
From the organizers:
"Our love for our CCMF family and community runs deep, and so does our commitment to health and safety for all, therefore, we are rescheduling to SEPTEMBER 17-20. 2020
Working to move CCMF to September was unchartered territory for all involved. We're extremely thankful for everyone from artists and their management to our staff, local government officials, and the entire Myrtle Beach community working tirelessly together to finalize a new date for CCMF.
We appreciate all of your love and support over the years and we CAN'T WAIT to see you in Myrtle Beach. In the meantime, we hope you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe!"
They also announced on April 3, that they are nearing a sell-out.
"Main Stage VIP is sold out and now Super VIP is officially sold out! General Admission is on the verge of being sold out next! "
We have added an additional 9 Festivals to our US Festivals Page. This brings our total Festivals in the US to 95.
Many of these have been around for several years but have just now been added to our site.
The Suwannee River Jam originally scheduled for April 29-May 2, 2020 has been postponed to September 30-October 3, 2020.
From the Organizers:
"Dear Suwannee River Jam Fans,
The Suwannee River Jam Music Festival is committed to the health and safety of our fans, patrons, employees, artists and the community. We have made the difficult decision to postpone this year's festival to September 30 - October 3, 2020, due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Virus.
Originally scheduled for April 29 - May 2, 2020, Suwannee River Jam will now move to September 30 - October 3, 2020. Toby Keith, Randy Houser, LOCASH, Billy Ray Cyrus, Joe Diffie, Maddie & Tae, Parmalee, David Allan Coe have been re-comfirmed to perform the re-scheduled dates.
Your Camp-Site and Ticket(s) will remain the same for the new date for Suwannee River Jam 2020.
Thank you for your continued support during this time."
Tin Pan South Song Writers's Festival, originally scheduled for March 24-28, 2020 in Nashville, TN has new dates.
The Nashville Songwriters Association International has announced the event will now occur
October 19-24, 2020.
Details on new venues, times, performers, and more will be announced soon.
For up-to-date information, visit TInPanSouth.com or visit them on FaceBook.
With cancellations and postponements happening quickly in light of COVID-19, I have reviewed all 86 Festivals on our US Festivals Page. Here is a summary of what we know now.
Still need to review the festivals in Canada & Mexico as well as other International Festivals.
The following Festivals made announcements directly related to COVID-19.
* Did NOT site COVID-19 as reason for cancellations.
Prior to the COVID-19 cancellations, the following Festivals announced they were going "On Hiatus" and would not be having an event in 2020.
Two other Festivals announced they would cease operations as of 2020 (last held in 2019)
These final 2 join the every growing of Country Music Festivals that have terminated operations in recent years:
Prior to this, an additional 11 Festivals were cancelled.
But wherever one Festival disappears, another is waiting to take its place. We found an additional 21 Festivals that require our review to be added.