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Centerfield Music Festival postponed to 2021

Annual music festival will take place on June 18 and 19 of next year
Brett Kissel performs at the 2017 Centerfield Music Festival. The event, set for June 12 and 13, 2020, has been postponed to June of 2021.

ST. PAUL - Organizers from Centerfield Music Festival, which was scheduled to take place in St. Paul on June 12 and 13, at the Jaycee ball park has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year would have been the music festival's fifth anniversary and had hometown country music star Brett Kissel set to hit the stage as the headliner on Saturday night, along with fellow Canadian country music stars The Reklaws headlining Friday night's festivities.

Organizers announced the postponement through a media release on Thursday afternoon.

"This is a gut-wrenching decision and it has truly been difficult to imagine a summer in the Lakeland without the festival," said Executive Producer Keynon Ternovoy. "Over the past few weeks, we have been in consult with local and provincial authorities and based on the potential health risks involved and the mandated social distancing rules in place for the foreseeable future, this has become the decision that had to be made."

Ternovoy said he looks forward to a bigger and even better event to celebrate "a rejuvenated sense of community" over the June 18 and 19, 2021, weekend. Kissel also posted to his social media on Thursday, confirming he would be coming to perform in St. Paul in 2021.

Town of St. Paul Mayor Maureen Miller was quoted in the media release as saying: "The health and safety of our citizens, our visitors, the artists, and all parties involved in an event of this magnitude is of the utmost importance. . .  We fully support this direction and look forward to a phenomenal event next year."

Tickets that had already been purchased will be honoured for the 2021 event. Organizers will be reaching out to ticket holders over the coming weeks with more details.

"Your patience is appreciated as we work through the re-scheduling of all festival elements," reads the media release. Anyone with questions can email [email protected]

Organizers of Centerfield wanted to also recognize all the medical, frontline and essential workers who continue to work in the face of the global pandemic.

Janice Huser

About the Author: Janice Huser

Janice Huser has been with the St. Paul Journal since 2006. She is a graduate of the SAIT print media journalism program, is originally from St. Paul and has a passion for photography.
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