For Immediate Release
May 20, 2020
ROCK THE RIVER RESCHEDULED TO 2021
SASKATOON, SK – SaskTel Centre announces that Rock 102’s Rock the River, Saskatchewan’s Classic Rock Festival, is no longer taking place this year due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. SaskTel Centre has been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and was hopeful that we could deliver this popular summer event.
“After careful consideration, and in following the latest guidance from provincial authorities, we are sad to announce that SaskTel Centre’s marquee event will not take place in 2020,” said Scott Ford, SaskTel Centre’s Executive Director. “Given the guidelines set out by the provincial government regarding mass gatherings, we are unable to proceed with these events. The health and wellbeing of our festival fans, artists, partners and staff is our top priority.”
Rock the River, Saskatchewan’s Classic Rock Festival, was scheduled for August 14 to 16 and was already over 80% sold out and on pace to be the 7th consecutive sellout year. SaskTel Centre is currently working with our 2020 festival line-up artists by extending invitations to perform at Rock the River on August 20, 21, & 22, 2021. Fans who have purchased either single day tickets or three-day event packages for the 2020 event will have their tickets honoured for Rock the River 2021. Ticket purchasers are advised to hold onto their 2020 tickets. However, SaskTel Centre will provide refunds upon request, for the next 30 days, for fans who have purchased tickets through either Ticketmaster or the SaskTel Centre Box Office. Within the next 24-48 hours, all ticket purchasers will receive an email with further instructions.
SaskTel Centre extends sincere thanks for your understanding and patience at this very difficult time. We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all in 2021.
Statement Regarding COVID-19
At ROCK THE RIVER, the health and safety of our guests, employees, artists, partners and community is our number one priority. With this in mind, we are actively monitoring the daily updates of the public health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the information available to date and the fact that our event dates are still months away, planning for Rock the River, Saskatchewan's Outdoor Classic Rock Festival is moving ahead. We have no plans at present to cancel or postpone. Of course, plans are subject to change, and we will use information provided by Public Health Canada and Saskatchewan Health Authority to adjust as necessary. We commit to updating all of you as we learn more, especially as we move closer to our event.
For more information on COVID-19, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
We appreciate your continued support and cooperation as we work together to protect the health and safety of our employees, artists and guests. We will be posting any updates on our event websites.
ROCK THE RIVER is produced by SaskTel Centre.
FRIDAY - AUGUST 14
Dennis DeYoung - Styx
SATURDAY - AUGUST 15
The Cooper Brothers
SUNDAY - AUGUST 16
Doug and the Slugs