JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — This year’s AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival is canceled, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association announced Friday.
JAHA’s signature event was to be held July 31 through Aug. 1 at Peoples Natural Gas Park.
Organizers say they delayed cancelling the event for as long as they could, but admitted the future’s uncertainty regarding the coronavirus forced their hand.
“We waited to make this decision as long as we could, hoping for more clarity on when large gatherings like concerts and festivals would be possible – but at this point, no one knows, and we cannot continue in a holding pattern,” said Ron Carnevali, festival chairman. “It is now time to let our patrons, sponsors, volunteers, and artists know that the 2020 festival is canceled. We are deeply disappointed, as we’d done a great deal of planning and were even ready to announce a lineup.”