Sigh. The 2020 Locust Street Festival of Music & Art, originally scheduled for Sunday, June 14, has been canceled. So has the event that kicks it off, the Riverwest Beer Run. You know, because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
No more music. No more drum circles. No more Nik Kovac talking about the history of the street. No more Jim Linneman busting his ass all day long. No more Sigmund Snopek. Here’s the press release:
After careful consideration for the health and welfare of all, the Locust Street Festival of Music & Art, and the event that kicks it off, the Riverwest Beer Run, have both been cancelled for 2020. Known as one of Milwaukee’s most popular, diverse, and longest-running street festivals, this was to be the event’s 44th year. This is the first time in its history that Locust Street Festival has been cancelled.
With too many still unknowns about the Covid-19 virus, the Festival committee made the decision that it’s best to cancel this year’s festival, than to risk the health and safety of its attendees, artisans, staff, and organizers. It was scheduled for Sunday, June 14, 2020. With the cancellation, the Locust Street Festival and Riverwest Beer Run will next take place on Sunday, June 13, 2021.