Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley leans into the spotlight during his performance closing out the second Seven Peaks festival

The Seven Peaks Music Festival will not be returning to the Meadows this Labor Day Weekend.

Chaffee County Commissioner Keith Baker said that Jim Reid, of the country music festival’s organizer Live Nation, called him Wednesday to say that the event had been canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The decision has more to do with conditions in the music festival industry and Live Nation business considerations than any current Chaffee County policies,” Baker said. “Festivals are being canceled all over the place and the industry buzz is shows may not resume until sometime next year.”

The festival was gearing up to return to the Meadows, a venue just west of Buena Vista, for the third year this September.

Concerns about COVID-19 have also led to the cancellations of CKS Paddlefest, the Campout for the Cause music and yoga festival, and the Rapids & Grass beer and music festival in Buena Vista and FIBArk in Salida.

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