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Citing pandemic concerns, 80/35 music festival postponed to 2022 – KCCI Des Moines

Citing pandemic concerns, 80/35 music festival postponed to 2022 – KCCI Des Moines

Just as many outdoor events in Des Moines like the Farmers Market and Iowa Cubs seasons are getting underway, organizers on Tuesday announced the 80/35 music festival will be postponed to 2022.”Out of an abundance of caution due to guidelines for social distancing and other concerns related to COVID-19 and large-scale events, the Des Moines Music Coalition Board of Directors has decided to postpone this year’s 80/35 music festival originally scheduled for July 9-10,” the board said through a news release.DMMC Board Chair Kuuku Saah said the decision to postpone 80/35 to 2022 was not made lightly; but rather out of a commitment to keeping the community safe for all.“A nonprofit festival at 80/35’s scale takes an immense amount of advanced planning, volunteers, corporate sponsors, community grants, ticket sales and much more,” Saah said. “With the level of uncertainty in all of those areas, and the desire to always deliver the maximum 80/35 experience for attendees, we felt postponing was the best choice to ensure we can come back even stronger in 2022.”The DMMC instead announced a new one-day festival called “The Riverview Music Festival” at The Riviera at Riverview Park on Sept. 4. Organizers said this event will showcase a diverse roster of live music, including national, regional and local talent, in the city’s most diverse neighborhood.“We worked hard to foster a vibrant music economy in the Downtown area and are excited to expand our impact by bringing a new festival to one of most diverse neighborhoods in our city and state,” Saah said. “This event will truly showcase the Northside’s unique art and culture bonafides.”Organizers said more details about Riverview Music Festival will be announced this summer.“The festival’s autumn date will allow for a decreased pandemic impact on the event, says Saah, “We can’t wait for the community to experience this new festival and the magic of the Northside.”

Just as many outdoor events in Des Moines like the Farmers Market and Iowa Cubs seasons are getting underway, organizers on Tuesday announced the 80/35 music festival will be postponed to 2022.

“Out of an abundance of caution due to guidelines for social distancing and other concerns related to COVID-19 and large-scale events, the Des Moines Music Coalition Board of Directors has decided to postpone this year’s 80/35 music festival originally scheduled for July 9-10,” the board said through a news release.

DMMC Board Chair Kuuku Saah said the decision to postpone 80/35 to 2022 was not made lightly; but rather out of a commitment to keeping the community safe for all.

“A nonprofit festival at 80/35’s scale takes an immense amount of advanced planning, volunteers, corporate sponsors, community grants, ticket sales and much more,” Saah said. “With the level of uncertainty in all of those areas, and the desire to always deliver the maximum 80/35 experience for attendees, we felt postponing was the best choice to ensure we can come back even stronger in 2022.”

The DMMC instead announced a new one-day festival called “The Riverview Music Festival” at The Riviera at Riverview Park on Sept. 4.

Organizers said this event will showcase a diverse roster of live music, including national, regional and local talent, in the city’s most diverse neighborhood.

“We worked hard to foster a vibrant music economy in the Downtown area and are excited to expand our impact by bringing a new festival to one of most diverse neighborhoods in our city and state,” Saah said. “This event will truly showcase the Northside’s unique art and culture bonafides.”

Organizers said more details about Riverview Music Festival will be announced this summer.

“The festival’s autumn date will allow for a decreased pandemic impact on the event, says Saah, “We can’t wait for the community to experience this new festival and the magic of the Northside.”

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