Posted May 10, 2021
UW-River Falls has decided to once again cancel the annual summer concert series due to COVID-19 concerns, but some other events in the community are back on the calendar.
“We are very sad to have to cancel the series again, knowing the fondness our community has for this longstanding tradition which dates back to 1973,” said UWRF Events and Activities Coordinator Elise Peter.
The annual River Falls Days is planned for July 15-18 this summer and the event will be in person. Because of vaccination rollouts and other safety precautions still in place, organizers say the event will be held safely.
According to the website of the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, “Our priority is always the safety of festival attendees, volunteers, and staff so you may see some changes this year designed to hold an event that we can all safely enjoy. As we approach July, we will work with public health officials and size our event to match the success of getting local residents vaccinated.”
The River Falls Bluegrass, Bourbon and Brews festival was also cancelled for 2021. The event is usually held indoors and there were no venues that were able to meet COVID-19 safety precautions. The event is scheduled to make a reappearance in River Falls in April 2022.
Other activities for children and adult recreation will still be available over the summer. More information can be found on the websites of the chamber of commerce (tourism.rfchamber.com) and the City of River Falls (www.rfcity.org).
The article may be found online at https://uwrfjournalism.org/2021/05/concert-series-cancelled/.