The Cowboys Dance Hall has announced the cancellation of its annual music festival for the second year in a row.
The Cowboys team went on Twitter to share the news and said that after “much lengthy discussion, careful consideration of all possible scenarios, and exhaustion of all options and efforts regarding the safety and feasibility of hosting the Cowboys Music Festival 2021 “has decided to cancel the event.
“This announcement is heartbreaking,” Cowboys continued in the two-part tweet, “and we’re as sad about it as you are.”
After the 2020 music festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the second time that cowboys have not hosted the popular event in its 25th anniversary.
A staple of the Calgary Stampede, the Cowboys Music Festival has brought some of the biggest parties and legendary nights to the city.
“We have welcomed guests from all over the world,” Cowboys said on Twitter, “and set the stage for you to create lifelong memories. It’s this ‘cowboy experience’ that you have come to know and love, and we loved creating it for you. “
The popular dance hall says they considered all the details about health service restrictions on federal, provincial, city, and Alberta health services, as well as vaccination rates and travel restrictions. Based on this information, Cowboys has come to the conclusion that it is not possible to bring the “Cowboys Experience” to Calgary this year.
However, Cowboys has hope for the future and plans to create an “even more legendary” music festival in 2022. But right now they are saying, “It’s important to us to stay on course, stay strong, stay supportive and be part of the solution to get us across the finish line in this unprecedented time in our entire lives.”
The dance hall had remained completely closed for the past 15 months in compliance with public health guidelines, and the tweet stated that “as a local Albertanian company, this was a real struggle”.
But the team ended the announcement on a positive note, saying, “We have been watching from the sidelines for the past year and a half and have to say – we are in absolute awe at how everyone has navigated through this challenging year. We were inspired by all of you and admire the way in which you pulled together to support each other. “
“Your sense of community and support has given us hope and inspired us to be patient, wait for our turn and all we have to bring back the Cowboys Music Festival – better than ever when the time is right is and “when it is safe for everyone.”