The Calgary Cowboys announced the cancellation of the annual Cowboys Music Festival 2021 due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo – Cowboys Calgary)
“After many lengthy discussions, careful consideration of all possible scenarios, and having exhausted all options and efforts surrounding the safety and feasibility of hosting Cowboys Music Festival 2021 for you, we are writing you today to officially announce the cancellation of Cowboys Music Festival (CMF) 2021,” the Cowboys Dance Hall said in a statement.
The statement further added “We have taken into account all the information surrounding federal, provincial, city of Calgary and AHS health restrictions, vaccination rates on 1st and 2nd doses, travel restrictions and more. Based on this information, we have concluded that creating and bring you the true ‘COWBOYS EXPERIENCE’ is not possible this year.”
“It is with the best interests of the community, our staff, our partners, and our fans in mind that we have decided to cancel CMF 2021 and plan ahead to a more legendary than ever – OWBOYS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022,” the statement said, adding that “In respecting the federal, provincial, city of Calgary and AHS guidelines- COWBOYS DANCE HALL and COWBOYS MUSIC FESTIVAL have remained fully closed (0% operation) for over 15 months and as a local Albertan business – it has been a real struggle.”
Promising a bigger than ever comeback, the Cowboys Calgary said “There are so many priorities that come before us, and we know that. There are still more important HURDLES TO CLEAR IN OUR COLLECTIVE EFFORTS TO GET BACK TO NORMAL, before we bring CMF back to you.”
This comes as Cowboys Calgary took a similar decision last year by cancelling the 2020 Cowboys Music Festival due to the pandemic.