After initial rescheduling, Lawrence Busker Festival is now canceled

photo by: Ashley Hocking

Cate Flaherty, an acrobatic juggler whose stage name is Cate Great, performs during the Lawrence Busker Festival on Friday, May 24, 2019.

The Lawrence Busker Festival, originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend and then rescheduled to Labor Day weekend, has now been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Monday message on the Lawrence Busker Festival’s Facebook page said that despite big plans for this year — the event was to be extended to four days from three – “the pandemic occurred and our concerns turned to staying healthy first.”

“It is in that light that we are cancelling this year’s Lawrence Busker Festival,” the post stated. “Rest assured, we will be back when it’s safe and we will party with you then!”

Festival organizer Richard Renner was not immediately available for comment Tuesday afternoon.


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