No rockin’ on the river: Merritt, B.C. tunes competition cancelled

British Columbians can say goodbye to a different important B.C. tunes competition for 2023, as organizers for the Rockin’ River Audio Pageant in Merritt, B.C., introduced it will not be holding the common function.

They say the competition has been achieved with a “series of economic obstacles” that they’ve tried using their finest to conquer but have not been effective.

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It is not particularly crystal clear what those road blocks are or if this just a just one-12 months cancellation.

“We’ve experienced the pleasure and honour of developing Rockin River Songs Fest bringing nation music’s greatest acts to Merritt, B.C., and creating a great number of musical reminiscences along the way,” team claimed on the festival’s internet site.

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“We want to thank the Metropolis of Merritt who has normally welcomed us with open arms, the amazing artists, employees and most importantly – you, the lovers. Quite a few of whom have been faithful given that year one. We hope to see you all over again shortly!”

Final 7 days, organizers of the Vancouver Folks Music Pageant announced they were shutting down permanently, but a groundswell of help has them re-considering individuals strategies.

The festival’s board initially mentioned the expenses of the occasion, the cash-movement needs, and its confined funds for employees have made it impossible for the function to come about this year and would consider hundreds of thousands of bucks additional to put it on in the long term

Now, an open letter from the board suggests many parties have offered feasible remedies for funding and aid due to the fact it announced the approach to stop the competition final week.

It says the board has paused the motion to dissolve the modern society and moved the yearly general conference from Feb. 1 to March 1, while it explores possibilities to conserve the competition.

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Another competition is on the ropes as nicely, as organizers for the once-a-year CelticFest Vancouver are “feeling the crunch, thinking if their competition will scrape jointly the money to go forward as planned March 17-18 in downtown Vancouver.”

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“But in spite of careful scheduling, the (CelticFest Vancouver 2023) may possibly not go in advance,” media team for the competition explained.

“In the last couple of months, various sponsors have fallen through, and authorities funding approval dates continue to be pushed back, leaving uncertainty.”

Vancouver’s well known Global Vehicle Clearly show was also cancelled for 2023 again in December just after organizers said provide chain concerns threw a wrench in their show’s operations.

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