Two more music festivals have been added to the list of those who are taking preventative measures against the coronavirus. Treefort Music Fest in Knoxville, Tennessee has been postponed until September, while Big Ears Festival in Boise, Idaho has been cancelled completely.
Treefort Music Fest was originally supposed to take place March 25th-29th, but will now take place September 23rd-27th. “In light of event cancellations around the globe and uncertainty about how this outbreak will impact Idaho, it was decided that postponing our festival is the best way to reduce unknown risk for our community,” Treefort Music Fest producer and co-founder explains.
With support from The City of Boise and Central District Health, postponing the festival is the best option for the Treasure Valley, the far-reaching Treefort community and the individuals and organizations that support Treefort Music Fest.
— Treefort Music Fest (@treefortfest) March 11, 2020
Big Ears Festival was supposed to take place March 26th-29th. “Just 48 hours ago, we were optimistic that there was a path forward,” Big Ears co-founder Ashley Capps explains in a statement. “But with events surrounding COVID-19 developing rapidly along with the obvious need for urgent steps to contain its spread, we simply cannot move forward with the festival as scheduled.”
It has become clear that we must cancel Big Ears 2020, scheduled for the weekend of Thursday, March 26 thru Sunday, March 29. Read the full statement here: https://t.co/yyOeqgzE38 pic.twitter.com/upS72Paq78
— Big Ears Festival (@BigEarsFestival) March 11, 2020