Summer hasn’t been canceled yet, but the coronavirus quarantine has many outdoor music festival organizers in Minnesota and Wisconsin wondering if their shows can go on.
The Twin Cities Summer Jam, which was to feature the Zac Brown Band and Pitbull in July at Canterbury Park, has already been called off for the year. June’s Blue Ox Music Fest in Eau Claire, Wis., is looking at rescheduling for August. Summerfest in Milwaukee will be scaled back and pushed to September.
Organizers at the Basilica Block Party, Rock the Garden and Twin Cities Jazz Festival — all popular June-July downtown events — have not announced any changes in plans yet but they are clearly weighing their options, including the very possible chance of canceling for the year.