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Memphis in May Cancels Fall Events

Festival de Memphis in May cancela eventos de otoño

MEMPHIS, TN (The Daily Memphian) — Memphis in May announced Thursday, June 18, it’s canceling the major events previously postponed to this fall because of COVID-19.

The festival’s board of directors voted to cancel the 2020 Beale Street Music Festival and World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest because of continued uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement marked the second consecutive day that a major event for the city was canceled due to concerns over the pandemic. On Wednesday, officials with the Southern Heritage Classic announced the annual game between Tennessee State and Jackson State will not be held, along with the events surrounding the weekend.

The Southern Heritage Classic events can draw as many as 75,000 to the city for the weekend, which was scheduled for Sept. 11 and 12 this year.

 

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MEMPHIS, TN (LPL/The Daily Memphian) — El Festival de Memphis in May anunció el jueves, 18 de junio, que cancelará los principales eventos que fueron pospuestos hasta este otoño debido al COVID-19.

La junta directiva del festival votó para cancelar el Festival Musical de Beale Street 2020 y el Campeonato Mundial del BBQ debido a la continua incertidumbre sobre la pandemia del coronavirus.

El anuncio marcó el segundo día consecutivo en que se canceló un evento importante para la ciudad debido a las preocupaciones sobre la pandemia. El miércoles, funcionarios del Southern Heritage Classic anunciaron que el juego anual entre Tennessee State y Jackson State no se llevará a cabo, junto con los eventos que se pensaban realizar ese fin de semana.

Los eventos del Southern Heritage Classic atraen hasta 75.000 a la ciudad durante el fin de semana y estaba programado para el 11 y 12 de septiembre de este año.

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