Arise Music Festival Is Cancelled — But Not Because of Coronavirus
In a week of postponements and cancellation announcement due to Coronavirus, here's one more... but this one's for a different reason. Organizers of Arise, an annual summer music festival in Northern Colorado, said on Facebook that the 2020 event has been cancelled.
The announcement follows a search for a new venue, after Arise organizers revealed the event would not take place in Loveland at Sunrise Ranch, where it had been previously held for several years.
'As you may have heard, Arise will no longer be held at Sunrise Ranch,' Arise shared on its Facebook earlier this year. 'This has offered our team an opportunity to seek out a better location with elevated aesthetics, beautiful views, and room to grow our community, vendors, galleries, workshops and more - all while maintaining the positivity and good vibes we all have come to know-and-love!'
In organizers' efforts to find a new location, they were ultimately denied a permit by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
'With a heavy heart, we announce the cancellation of Arise Music Festival for 2020,' Arise posted on Facebook on Tuesday, March 10. 'Due to concerns over traffic flow, compatibility requirements and potential strain on emergency services expressed by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Department and neighboring communities, the special event permit was denied for a new location in Wellington, Colorado.'
Luke Comer, an Arise producer said that the festival has hopes to return in 2021 'bigger and better than ever.'
You can read the full statement from Arise below.