Country Thunder Music Festivals has had to make the decision to postpone its Forest City event due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Iowa State Of Emergency Proclamation, which is in effect through the end of the month at the very least, bans mass gatherings of more than 10 people. Its guidelines mirror those of neighboring states.
Gerry Krochak, spokesman for Country Thunder explained the decision.
Originally scheduled from June 12-14, Country Thunder Iowa 2020 will now take place from September 4-6, again at Winnebago Park in Forest City. Headliners Lynyrd Skynyrd, as part of its 50th Anniversary Last Of The Street Survivors tour, Kane Brown and Old Dominion have all been re-confirmed for the new dates.
They will be joined by Big & Rich, Clay Walker, Lonestar, Mitchell Tenpenny, Meghan Patrick, and The Cadillac Three, among many others.
Krochak stated that the rebooking of the acts went much smoother than expected.
All ticketing and camping options will be honored for the rescheduled dates.
One of the things that impressed the organizers of Country Thunder was the Iowa spirit and willingness to work on getting the rescheduling done.
As had been announced last November, Country Thunder Iowa is also partnering with the Families of the Fallen for its festival in Forest City. A portion of every Country Thunder Iowa ticket sold will directly benefit this non-profit organization and its members.