Welp, if you thought Coronavirus was just going to be a few month, maybe the rest of the year tops… it’s already bleeding into next year.
MusicFest at Steamboat 2021 has been canceled.
If you’re not familiar, MusicFest at Steamboat is a weeklong country music festival that takes place every January in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Every year, it features an insane number of performances from some of the best in the Texas/Red Dirt country music scene. The music, the skiing, the good friends… for music fans across the country, it’s undoubtedly one of the highlights of the entire year.
Last years show featured over 200 hours of live music from Koe Wetzel, Flatland Calvary, Wade Bowen, Jamie Lin Wilson, Aaron Watson, Kaitlin Butts, Randy Rogers, Parker McCollum, Josh Abbott, Bri Bagwell, Pat Green and a ton more.
And aside from everybody that’s simply missing out on a good time, the festival brings a TON of people (and more importantly money) into the local economy during that week. It sucks all the way around.
The festival will resume again in 2022.
John Dickson, the founder of the annual festival, announced the decision earlier this week with a video message: