WALKER, Minn. — The 29th annual Moondance Jam rock festival has been postponed about a year to July 22-24, 2021, the owner of Moondance Events announced Friday, May 22.
A letter from Kathy Bieloh said the decision to postpone was made "for the safety of all of you jammers, my employees, law enforcement, medical crews, vendors, partners and the bands along with their road crews."
The new dates are the dates that were already set for the 2021 installment of the festival, and Bieloh's letter said organizers will try to retain as much of the 2020 lineup as possible.
Tickets, camping and chair tags already purchased for the 2020 festival will be honored next year, according to the letter. Those who cannot make the new dates can get a Moondance credit voucher to be used at any Moondance festival in 2021 or 2022.
In her letter, Bieloh said the operation is a small business that is currently struggling. "If I were to give out refunds this year there is no way that the Jam will happen next year," she wrote.
Ticketholders who want to take the credit offer need to send their tickets, camping passes or chair passes back to Moondance by July 15, 2020, according to the letter. Those who bought tickets and plan to come in 2021 can keep their tickets for next year.