The ‘Memphis in May‘ organization announced Thursday that, under advice from local health authorities, they will be cancelling the beloved festival due to the continuing threat of COVID 19.BE SURE TO FOLLOW KWAM THE MIGHTY 990 ON FACEBOOK.
“The annual Memphis in May is an important part of the cultural fabric of our city, but this pandemic has impacted large scale public events worldwide and Memphis is no exception,” said James L. Holt, President & CEO of Memphis in May International Festival in a written statement in the organization’s website.
“The difficult decision was made based on information in consultation with local health officials who advised that it would not be reasonable to host festival events as planned in 2020,” continued the statement. “Our board of directors met this morning and voted to cancel the 2020 events. The health and safety of our patrons and participants is always our top priority.”
Tune in and listen to “Wake Up Memphis“ with Robyn Walensky tomorrow morning as we talk to Memphis in May’s Vice President of Marketing and Programming Randy Blevin about the news.Read the full statement below:
#BREAKING Memphis in May now officially canceled for this because of COVID-19. The event initially was postponed to October, event officials now choosing to cancel the festival all together @FOX13Memphis pic.twitter.com/IZG7YSppzQ
— Shelia O'Connor FOX13 (@SheliaOConnor) June 18, 2020
- Collierville Cancels Independence Day Celebration
- Shelby County: Packed Protests are Fine, Packed Diners are Not