For the second consecutive year, the Broccoli City Music Festival has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Festival organizers shared their decision to cancel the festival via social media on Tuesday evening.
“At the heart of Broccoli City is the belief that our people deserve the best of everything – including safe spaces to gather in celebration of our culture. In that spirit, we have decided to cancel the Broccoli City Festival 2020 this October to reduce the likelihood of exposure to COVID-19 and do our part to slow the spread in the communities of color we serve,” a statement from festival organizers reads.
“Get vaccinated, get tested and take care of yourselves (and each other) so that we can all gather next year in 2022 to celebrate 10 years of Broccoli City building better communities, Black change and Black culture.”
Making the decision to cancel a music festival less than one month before it is set to take place is not easy. However, it may be the most socially responsible decision and for that, Broccoli City should be commended.
Festival tickets will be refunded within two weeks. Please visit the festival’s official website for more information.
All tickets will be automatically refunded within 30 business days. We will also continue to keep you informed and uplifted as we all battle through this pandemic together. In the meantime, please continue to take COVID-19 seriously. pic.twitter.com/ognjZgO3HM
— Broccoli City (@BroccoliCity) September 15, 2021