Simply as many out of doors occasions in Des Moines just like the Farmers Market and Iowa Cubs seasons are getting underway, organizers on Tuesday introduced the 80/35 music competition might be postponed to 2022.
“Out of an abundance of warning on account of pointers for social distancing and different issues associated to COVID-19 and large-scale occasions, the Des Moines Music Coalition Board of Administrators has determined to postpone this 12 months’s 80/35 music competition initially scheduled for July 9-10,” the board mentioned by a information launch.
DMMC Board Chair Kuuku Saah mentioned the choice to postpone 80/35 to 2022 was not made flippantly; however moderately out of a dedication to holding the neighborhood protected for all.
“A nonprofit competition at 80/35’s scale takes an immense quantity of superior planning, volunteers, company sponsors, neighborhood grants, ticket gross sales and way more,” Saah mentioned. “With the extent of uncertainty in all of these areas, and the need to at all times ship the utmost 80/35 expertise for attendees, we felt suspending was the only option to make sure we are able to come again even stronger in 2022.”
The DMMC as an alternative introduced a brand new one-day competition referred to as “The Riverview Music Competition” at The Riviera at Riverview Park on Sept. 4.
Organizers mentioned this occasion will showcase a various roster of reside music, together with nationwide, regional and native expertise, within the metropolis’s most numerous neighborhood.
“We labored arduous to foster a vibrant music financial system within the Downtown space and are excited to increase our influence by bringing a brand new competition to considered one of most numerous neighborhoods in our metropolis and state,” Saah mentioned. “This occasion will actually showcase the Northside’s distinctive artwork and tradition bonafides.”
Organizers mentioned extra particulars about Riverview Music Competition might be introduced this summer time.
“The competition’s autumn date will enable for a decreased pandemic influence on the occasion, says Saah, “We won’t look forward to the neighborhood to expertise this new competition and the magic of the Northside.”
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