Another hit for the entertainment industry as this summer's Winstock Country Music Festival in Minnesota has been canceled, although festival organizers are aiming to keep the same musical lineup in tact for a return in summer 2021.
"We held out on making this decision as long as we could, but we realize people need to adjust their plans accordingly," festival chairman Dave Danielson said in a statement. "With the COVID-19 pandemic, there are just too many unknowns with what the world will look like by June. As much as it hurts us to postpone Winstock, we think it is the right thing to do."
Winstock, held annually for the past 26 years in Winsted, about 40 miles west of downtown Minneapolis, was set to take place June 12-13 and feature country music stars Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, Brett Eldredge, Chris Janson, Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy and more.
"Our fans can be rest assured we will work hard to provide the best lineup possible," Danielson said. Winstock is set to return June 18-19, 2021.
Tickets and camping space purchases will be valid for the rescheduled dates next year and all fans who have placed orders will receive information about what happens next via the US Mail within a week to 10 days.
"As we've said before, the health and safety of our volunteers, fans, the artists and their crews, as well as our community of Winsted, is our top priority. We are hopeful to work through this together with our fans and that they will join us in 2021 for the best Winstock yet," Danielson concluded.
Winstock also serves as an annual fundraiser for Holy Trinity Catholic Schools in Winsted. Information about how to donate will be included in the mailing information.