KEYSTONE NEIGHBOURHOOD COMPANY UPDATE ON COVID – 19
To Our Keystone Festival Enthusiasts,
COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF 6/10/2020
THE KEYSTONE NEIGHBOURHOOD COMPANY CLEARS REMAINING SUMMER FESTIVALS FROM THE 2020 CALENDAR DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Keystone Neighbourhood Company (KNC) sadly cleared the remaining summer festivals from the summer 2020 calendar this week. The line-up was to include the 3rd party, River Run Art Festival (July 25th & 26th), Keystone’s 24th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival (Aug. 1st & 2nd), Mountain Town Music Festival (Aug. 15th) and Keystone’s Oktoberfest (Sept. 5th).
“This was a difficult decision to make since the KNC is in the business of bringing people together to celebrate all things Colorado. This summer, large festival productions are not going to take place in River Run at Keystone out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with the Summit County Environmental Health ordinance in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 response.” KNC Marketing and Events Director, Maja Russer states. “After running multiple scenarios and options for the summer event season, we realize there is too much at stake due to the potential risk of the health of our employees and guests.” Keystone’s Bluegrass and Beer Festival is one of the longest running craft beer festivals in the state and is the highlight of Keystone’s summer schedule that normally includes six festivals. The Bacon and Bourbon Festival and Keystone’s Wine & Jazz Festival have already been postponed to 2021.
“This is disappointing for everyone. The guests, our event staff and partners who make our festivals come to life every summer are poised and ready for when we can bring the events the KNC is so well known for, back to life. For now, explore the Keystone Bacon & Bourbon social media takeover for the month of June where you can enjoy some of the most fun aspects of the festival through the KNC’s social channels right from your home.” Russer explains. “Festival themed social media takeovers will likely continue throughout the summer” and the KNC invites you to tune in and get a little taste of your favorite summer festivals through virtual programming. The KNC has taken difficult steps this summer cancelling the signature summer festival line-up but the hope is that the results of these actions amount to a long-term healthy community for all.
The Keystone Neighbourhood Company appreciates your understanding and will provide information regarding future scheduling of events as it becomes available. Please stay tuned to our social media outlets for further information or visit www.keystonefestivals.com.
THE KEYSTONE NEIGHBOURHOOD COMPANY POSTPONES RIVER RUN ART FESTIVAL TO 2021 – please visit link for more information
THE KEYSTONE NEIGHBOURHOOD COMPANY POSTPONES BLUEGRASS AND BEER FESTIVAL TO 2021 – please visit link for more information
THE KEYSTONE NEIGHBOURHOOD COMPANY POSTPONES MOUNTAIN TOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL TO 2021 – please visit link for more information
THE KEYSTONE NEIGHBOURHOOD COMPANY POSTPONES OKTOBERFEST TO 2021 – please visit link for more information
COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF 4/30/2020
THE KEYSTONE NEIGHBOURHOOD COMPANY POSTPONES WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL TO 2021
The Keystone Neighbourhood Company events team works hard year-round to bring guests their six favorite summer festivals here in Keystone. Postponing the 10th Anniversary of the Bacon & Bourbon Festival was plan Z, but it is in the best interest of all of our guests, sponsors, partners, vendors, and employees to continue postponing large events until the pandemic passes. With that in mind, it may come as no great surprise that the Keystone Neighbourhood Company has also made the extremely difficult decision to postpone Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival, which was scheduled for July 11-12, 2020. Waiting until 2021 to celebrate will allow us to bring you best possible Wine & Jazz experience, keeping the Keystone spirit alive with 400+ varietals of wine, bands from across the country, and a jam-packed dance floor, none of which are possible in our current climate. Instead, we invite you to join us on July 17-18, 2021 when the traditional celebration can commence once again. Though we cannot ignore the undeniable impact this situation has on our economy, friends and neighbors, we are trying to stay optimistic and take note of the little daily joys that life still brings, like glasses of wine accompanied by your favorite jazz albums on your home speakers. The Keystone Neighbourhood Company appreciates your understanding and will provide information regarding future scheduling of events as it becomes available. Please stay tuned to our social media outlets for further information or visit www.keystonefestivals.com. Stay home, stay safe, and stay jazzy!
Festival ticket refunds will be processed through Eventbrite. Please allow 7-10 days for the refund to process.
COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF 4/16/2020
THE KEYSTONE NEIGHBOURHOOD COMPANY POSTPONES THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BACON AND BOURBON FESTIVAL TO 2021
Nothing brings people together like Bacon. This has been proven year over year at Colorado’s longest running Bacon & Bourbon Festival that takes place at Keystone Resort each year in late June. With the 10th Anniversary upon us, the Keystone Neighbourhood Company has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Bacon and Bourbon Festival slotted for June 27 & 28 to June 2021. Festival organizers had big plans in store for the 10th Anniversary but fans will have to wait. While Bacon unites so many, COVID-19 and its impact is still the top concern at the KNC. The health and wellbeing of our employees, guests and event partners are our priority and we’ve decided that gathering to celebrate all things bacon will have to wait until 2021. We invite you to mark your calendars and save the date for June 26 – 27, 2021 at which time the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Bacon and Bourbon at Keystone will commence. The Keystone Neighbourhood Company appreciates your understanding and will provide information regarding future scheduling of events as it becomes available. Please stay tuned to our social media outlets or this site for further information.
Refunds will be processed through Eventbrite. Please allow 7-10 days for the refund to show.
COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF 3/27/2020
Tickets remain on sale for our Keystone Festival 2020 summer line-up, and you may be wondering about our plans given the current state of COVID-19 and its spread. As we find our way through these uncharted circumstances, our priority is the health and safety of our employees, supporters, artists and the community.
At this time, we believe it is too early to make decisions about any adjustments to our summer festival schedule since our events don’t begin until the end of June with the Bacon and Bourbon Festival. We are closely monitoring updates from Summit County Public Health and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and will communicate often with you – our festival supporters – so you can carefully consider your summer plans.
Please be comforted that in the case of a cancellation or postponement of a Keystone Festival that prohibits your ability to attend, we will provide either a full refund or a ticket credit for that particular rescheduled Festival.
We have every confidence that, together with each other’s encouragement, the show will go on. We look forward to reconnecting with our community this summer, and thank you for your continued support of Keystone Festivals.
Director of Events and Marketing
The Keystone Neighbourhood Company