Pleasantville Music Festival canceled for second year
For the second year in a row, the Pleasantville Music Festival has been canceled.
It's the latest annual event to be scrapped this year in the Hudson Valley due to the pandemic.
The festival was set to kick off on July 10. However, organizers say they won't be able to do it within the confines of the state’s capacity limitations for large scale events.
For 15 years, the festival has brought top names along with local talent to the stage to perform for thousands.
The possibility of moving it to later in the year is being explored, but until the restrictions are lifted, planning will be at a standstill. "While it’s heartbreaking to our team to have to put it off again, it would be even more heartbreaking if someone were to get seriously ill because of our desire for live music," says Bruce Figler, executive director of the Pleasantville Music Festival.
If a new date cannot be worked out for 2021, festival-goers will have to wait for the 2022 festival which will likely be July 9.