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Covid 19 cancellations claim Lethbridge Jazz and Blues Festival plus ZZ Top and Cheap Trick

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And the Covid 19 cancellations continue.

Jazz in the Park is always a highlight of The Lethbridge jazz and blues Festival. Photo by Richard AmeryThe Lethbridge Jazz Festival, originally scheduled for June 12-20 has been cancelled for this year.

“ We’re very disappointed but we’re very cognizant of the safety of our patrons, volunteers and artists,” said Lethbridge Jazz and blues festival president Mike Prociw. This year would have been the tenth anniversary of the festival.

Prociw and the board plan to put all the work they already put into this year into making next year bigger and better.

“It really was the only viable option because we use city venues and artists travel a great distance to perform for us,” he said, emphasizing the health and safety of patrons, volunteers and performers was of utmost importance.

 “January to right now is when things ramp up for the festival. We already had a tentative line up set and offers sent out but that was contingent on Canadian Arts Council funding,” he continued, adding he hopes those artists will be able to perform at the festival next year, though that is also contingent on Canadian Council for the Arts funding.


“None of the work we did was wasted. We’re certainly optimistic about next year,” he continued.

“We’re grateful to our volunteers and our sponsors who make the festival possible,” he said.

The ZZ Top /Cheap Trick concert originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 6 at the Enmax Centre has officially been postponed to Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
 Tickets will be honoured for the new date. If the date doesn’t work for you, refunds will be offered within 30 days.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 April 2020 13:32 )  
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