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Twin Cities Summer Jam 2020 postponed till 2021 due to coronavirus

The festival at Canterbury Park was launched last year.

The second Twin Cities Summer Jam has been pushed back a year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Organizers behind the festival at Canterbury Park made the announcement on Friday, saying that the event scheduled for July 23-25 has been pushed back to July 22-24, 2021.

The festival announced the first tranche of acts booked for the 2020 festival in December, with Carrie Underwood, the Zac Brown Band, Nelly and Third Eye Blind among the artists confirmed.

The Twin Cities Summer Jam counts among its organizers Chris Hawkey, the country musician and member of KFAN's Power Trip Morning Show.

"In communication with our partners at Canterbury Park, as well as all of our sponsors and vendors, we are all in agreement that this decision is in the best interest for all involved," Twin Cities Summer Jam CEO Jerry Braam said. 

"It is impossible to predict the scale of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the health and safety of our community, our fans, our staff, our artists, and all involved with TCSJ is our number one priority."

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Braam notes that due to the already confirmed horse racing schedule at Canterbury Pakr, it's unable to move the event to other dates in 2020.

All tickets bought for 2020 will be honored for next year's event. Ticket holders will receive an email in the next 10 days with information about their options.

Twin Cities Summer Jam will announce at a later date which of its acts booked for 2020 will still be able to perform in 2021.

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