Festival cancels Sunday art show, youth arts, moves music inside

The organizers of the Black Swamp Arts Festival have announced that because of a forecast for severe weather on Sunday, that day’s art show and Youth Arts activities will be canceled. After 6 p.m. on Saturday, artists will pack up and clear he street. Main Street will be open on Sunday.

The music acts, including headliner Samantha Fish, will be moved indoors. The Main Stage acts will perform at Howard’s Club H, while acts from the other stages will perform at Grounds for Thought and the Stone’s Throw.

The festival will go on as scheduled Friday and Saturday with the full range of activities. Te Community Stage, however, will move indoors to the Four Corners Center.

In a statement issued today (Friday, Sept. 7), festival chairman William Donnelly stated: “Threat of severe weather has led us to determine for the safety of the artists, we will cancel the art show and Youth Arts after Saturday. Music and Art as scheduled on Saturday. Sunday’s music has been moved to indoor venues. Thank you to the Brad Gilbert of the Emergency Management Agency for the detailed reports. Thank you to the City of Bowling Green for their rapid response and dedication to public service and safety.”

The decision was made in consultation with Bowling Green City administration, public works, and public safety officials.

Friday: 5 – 11:30 pm Music and concessions

Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Art, Youth Arts, Music, Chalk Walk, and Artists at Work

Saturday: 11:00 am – 11:30 pm Live Music

Sunday: Live music at indoor venues.

Please note: The Community Stage has been moved inside the Four Corners all day Saturday.

Volunteers who have signed up for Sunday shifts are encouraged to check in with the festival about picking up shifts on Saturday.

This marks the first time in the festival’s 26-year history that the art show has been cancelled. This has been a difficult decision for the festival committee. The safety of festival patrons, participants and artists is paramount to the Black Swamp Arts Festival. The decision was made in consultation with Bowling Green city administration, public works and safety officials.



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