Canadian Folk Music Awards Cancelled as Coronavirus Precaution
Published Mar 13, 2020In what seems to have become par for the course, the Canadian Folk Music Awards have been cancelled as a preventative measure to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The awards show was slated to take place in Charlottetown on April 3 and 4.
"After considering carefully the advice of governments, public health authorities and medical experts, as well as consulting with the folk music community, we feel this is the best course of action as the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff and the general public is paramount and the rapidly changing course of the pandemic world-wide is difficult to predict," the CFMAs and PEI Music said in a statement.
They added, "We will explore alternative ways to celebrate the remarkable achievements of this year's nominees and recipients from the wonderful world of Canadian folk music in the days to come. We also want to thank everyone involved for their tireless work and generous support."
Tickets for the awards show are currently eligible for refunds, and you can find full details and updates at the CFMA website.
The decision comes after the Junos made a last-minute decision to call off the awards show in Saskatoon.