Due to global pandemic, COVID-19, Blue Ridge Rock Festival is deeply saddened to announce its postponement from September 18th - 20th 2020 to September 9th - 12th 2021.
There are many factors that went into making this decision. Since last October, we have worked around the clock to produce our strongest Festival yet. When COVID-19 initially began its impact on the United States, we remained optimistic like many, that our event was far enough away that the negative effects would have begun to substantially subside. We proceeded to relentlessly hurdle the many obstacles that were presented. Ultimately, from a state and local level, we were given a grim and strong recommendation that Blue Ridge Rock Festival would not be able to take place this year, despite the measures we had implemented. After speaking with numerous local health officials, we were informed that bringing 30,000 people from all 50 states together for a 3-4 day period was a massive liability that could not be consciously supported. One of the specific concerns voiced is the specific configuration of our event as a rock festival. We do not offer any reserved seats. Furthermore, staple components of a rock festival, such as crowd surfing and moshing, are activities that simply cannot be social distanced, and would be hard to prevent.
At the request of fans, Blue Ridge Rock Festival will move to a new weekend in 2021 to avoid other Festival conflicts. The 2021 event will also feature not three, but four days of rock, all held at the same venue we were scheduled in this year, Appomattox Community Park. All ticket funds and fees from the 2020 Festival have been held in escrow by our valued ticketing partner, Etix. Fans have the option to receive a 100% refund, including service and delivery fees. Etix will be in touch in the next few days via the EMAIL ADDRESS you purchased with, to walk you through the steps to receive complete reimbursement. Should fans wish to roll over their tickets to 2021, you are more than welcome to do so. Your support will only allow us to book an even stronger lineup and experience for you in 2021. Furthermore, in applying your tickets to next year, you guarantee the lowest ticket cost on our largest lineup to date, AND receive free access to the added fourth day of the Festival. If you purchased a single day ticket, you can choose to redeem that at any of the four Festival days in 2021. If you secured a Hotel + Ticket Package, we have just re-secured all rooms for next year and can reconfirm you. As a friendly FYI, Hotel + Ticket Packages were actually 91% sold out this year at the time of postponement. If you intend to reserve a Hotel Room or Hotel + Ticket Package next year, we do recommend doing so well in advance. If you would like to utilize any of your purchases onto 2021, Etix will explain the procedures to adhere to when they send everyone an email in the coming days.
Though this is certainly a heartbreaking setback, we remain completely committed to our "Fan Driven Rock Experience" mission statement. We will spend the next fifteen months doing everything in our power to deliver you the absolute best value and interactive experience in rock that we can.