CINCINNATI — On Monday morning, officials with the Cincinnati Music Festival announced the festival was postponed due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic until July 22-24, 2021.
"The postponement of the 2020 Cincinnati Music Festival is a disappointment to all of us, but the safety and well-being of our guests and artists is our primary concern,” Joe Santangelo, festival promoter, said.
While the dates of the festival are moving, most of the lineup, including Janet Jackson, has been rescheduled for the new dates.
“We are grateful to all of the performers... who have adjusted their schedules to join us in 2021,” Santangelo said.
Event organizers said they were still working to confirm other performers would still be able to perform, and they are also working to expand the lineup for Thursday, July 22.
“We will do [the festival] again, bigger and better – when we can do so safely," Damon Jones, P&G's chief communications officer, said. "We’re confident that everyone who has supported CMF for nearly 60 years will return again for another amazing weekend of fun, food, music and most importantly, community.”
Officials said anyone who ordered a ticket to the 2020 festival should keep their tickets. They will be honored at the festival in 2021.
Ticketmaster will also be sending out emails to people who ordered tickets through them in order for people to request a refund if they would like.
People who ordered their tickets through another vendor, like StubHub, should contact the vendor to see how they will be handling refunds.