By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Another 2020 Wyoming event bites the dust due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday, the Beartrap Summer Festival organizers announced that they would cancel the 2020 event, but confirmed the festival would return Aug. 7-8, 2021.
The planned headliners for the Casper festival for this year were the Charlie Daniels Band and Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers. Although they won’t appear at the 2020 festival, they will headline next summer, with Hornsby headlining on Aug. 7 and Daniels closing out the Aug. 8 performance, organizers said in a statement.
“The [bands], along with us and everyone in the venue, live entertainment and concert industry are reeling from the current climate for gatherings of our size in the era of ‘social distancing,’ and deeply regret that this year’s festival is to be one of the many impacted by COVID-19,” the organizers wrote on the Beartrap website.
No tickets had gone on sale due to the coronavirus concerns, but if anyone happened to obtain tickets from donations or another way, they will be honored for the 2021 festival.
“It’s our hope that the light at the end of the tunnel will continue to shine brighter in the months ahead and lead the way into the eventual return of more musical merriment like ours – and we will dearly miss seeing you in the meadow this year,” the organizers wrote.