Sad Summer Fest
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Back in May, Sad Summer Festival announced it is postponing its 2020 run due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the festival has revealed the full list of rescheduled 2021 dates.

As well, All Time Low, the Maine, The Story So Far, Movements, Grayscale, Yours Truly and Destroy Boys are returning for the 2021 tour.

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Back in March, Sad Summer Festival released its first statement regarding COVID-19. Stating that the tour was still scheduled, the statement acknowledged the fluidity of the coronavirus pandemic. In their April statement, they reassured fans that the festival was still scheduled to go on as planned. However, they were monitoring the coronavirus developments each day.

Following this, the festival announced in May that all of its 2020 summer dates have been postponed until 2021. The decision to postpone the 2020 festival is in efforts to keep everyone involved with the festival safe during this difficult time.

“On an emotional level, this is very difficult for us, as we have invested our heart and soul into Sad Summer,” the statement says. “However, the safety of even a single fan is not something we are willing to risk.”

Now, the new dates for next year’s tour are here. As well, most of the artists scheduled to perform in 2020 are returning for the 2021 tour.

“2020 has been a tough year, and the world is hurting,” the festival’s Instagram caption reads. “But we are proud to offer our fans something to look forward to. Our scene is hurting too. Touring is the lifeblood of all the artists on Sad Summer and beyond, and without the ability to tour for all of 2020, many are struggling to make it through. The same is true for venues, promoters, road crew, security, venue staff, etc.”

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Along with the 2021 tour announcement, Sad Summer Festival is encouraging individuals to do what they can during this time.

“The most important thing you can do to support the artists you love is to buy music, merch, hold onto your concert tickets, help spread the message, and invest in music,” the statement continues. “Fans are the backbone of our scene and we will get through these times together.”

As well, Sad Summer Festival is donating a portion of ticket sales to various charities which the festival will highlight in the next few weeks.

“We will be highlighting various charities, with a portion of ticket sales benefiting each,” the festival says. “It is important for us to do our small part in helping the larger issues we are all currently facing.”

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We are very grateful to announce the new 2021 dates for Sad Summer Festival. If you already have your 2020 ticket, you are already set, and it’s good for 2021! If you do not have tickets yet, you can grab your tickets now at sadsummerfest.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀  2020 has been a tough year, and the world is hurting, but we are proud to offer our fans something to look forward to.  Our scene is hurting too.  Touring is the lifeblood of all the artists on Sad Summer and beyond, and without the ability to tour for all of 2020, many are struggling to make it through. The same is true for venues, promoters, road crew, security, venue staff, etc.  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀  The most important thing you can do to support the artists you love is to buy music, merch, hold onto your concert tickets, help spread the message, and invest in music.  Fans are the backbone of our scene and we will get through these times together.  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀  Over the coming weeks, we will be highlighting various charities, with a portion of ticket sales benefiting each.  It is important for us to do our small part in helping the larger issues we are all currently facing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀  Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, and Chicago, please head to sadsummerfest.com/faq for more info on your dates.  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀  We cannot wait to see you all next summer and can’t thank you enough for your patience and support! – @sadsummerfest

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The festival kicks off on July 9, 2021 in Orlando and ends in Anaheim on Aug. 7. As the festival mentioned before, all tickets already purchased will be honored for the 2021 tour and any other questions can be addressed on the FAQ page.

Tickets for the 2021 Sad Summer Festival are available to purchase here.

Dates:

07/09/2021 – Orlando, FL @ The Orlando Amphitheater
07/10/2021 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
07/13/2021 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor
07/14/2021 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
07/16/2021 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavillion
07/17/2021 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage @ the Mann
07/21/2021 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors
07/23/2021 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
07/24/2021 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Outdoors
07/25/2021 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Summer Stage
07/30/2021 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Festival Grounds
07/31/2021 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
08/06/2021 – Sacramento, CA @ Papa Murphy’s
08/07/2021 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove Outdoors

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