Frankie Valli and the four seasons will conduct the Loessfest concert on May 26, 2018 in Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park.
File Photo / Joe Shearer
The city of Bluffs has canceled the loess festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Loess festival planning requires entertainment acts to be booked months in advance, and we didn’t know what our COVID-19 numbers would be until Memorial Day,” said Vincent Martorello, director of Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation.
Given the impending spread of viruses and the unpredictability of the pandemic, city officials decided that canceling the loess festival was the safest decision.
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“As more people are vaccinated, activities will start again and River’s Edge Park will return to a lively hangout,” said Matt Walsh, Council Bluffs mayor.
The loess festival was founded in 2013 and quickly became the traditional prelude to the community in the summer. The Loessfest took place on the weekend of Memorial Day and offered a large selection of free events with something for everyone.
In the first five years, the loess festival brought more than 175,000 people from all over the region to our riverside. The loess festival was canceled in 2019 due to flooding and 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials hope the festival will return in 2022.
“River’s Edge Park is a point of pride for Council Bluffs and we look forward to having major events there again soon,” said Walsh.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been postponed.
The famous festival – which was supposed to take place in April – and its sister festival Stagecoach have been officially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Riverside County Public Health has confirmed.
Dr. Riverside County’s Health Officer Cameron Kaiser issued an order that read: “This order recognizes that both the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the Stagecoach Music Festival are music concerts and gatherings of international scale that attract hundreds of thousands of people Participants from many countries, including several disproportionately affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. This arrangement is designed to reduce the likelihood of exposure to COVID-19 and thereby slow the spread of COVID-19 in communities worldwide. If COVID-19 At these festivals, the size, number of attendees and the type of venue would make it impossible, if not impossible, to track down those who may be at risk.
Coachella was supposed to take place between April 9-11, 2021, with the second weekend scheduled for April 16-18, 2021. Stagecoach was scheduled for April 23-25, 2021.
Coachella received a provisional return flight date for 2021 as early as June 2020.
Dr. Kaiser said: “I am concerned as there is mounting evidence that COVID-19 may worsen in the fall. In addition, events like Coachella and Stagecoach would fall under Governor Newsom’s Level 4, which he previously stated had treatments or a vaccine would be needed Given the projected circumstances and potential, I would be uncomfortable moving forward. These decisions are not made lightly knowing that many people will be affected. My first priority is community health. “
And just like a dagger through our hearts Coachella and Stagecoach are canceled again.
It is the third time that Goldenvoice’s desert music festivals have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, having been postponed for the first time from April to April October last year. On January 29, the Riverside County’s health officer announced the cancellation of the concerts scheduled for April 2021.
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Of course, neither of us can wait to return to Indio, California. This is the only place we can listen to our favorite acts at dusk while enjoying overpriced coconuts, perfect for photo ops under the palm trees.
Just because we won’t be back at Coachella anytime soon doesn’t mean we can’t remember what could have been.
It’s been three years Beyoncé raised the bar with their epic homecoming showand for four years Selena Gomez and The weeknd participated together in the middle of their 10 month relationship. Coachella really turned out to be the best place for that Celebrity couples packing on the PDA.