The 6th annual Rockland Bergen Music Festival has been canceled due to ground conditions at German Masonic Park. The exorbitant amount of rain that fell this week rendered the park unable to sustain the two-day event. The festival was to feature headliners Steve Earle & The Dukes and American songwriting legend, John Prine.
Excerpts from event founder Joe D’urso’s statement :
Very sadly, due to the extreme amount of rain we have had the last six days and the current condition of the field at the park, we have made the decision to cancel the outdoor shows of this years RBMF due to safety concerns for all.
We will be back next year in one form or another be it outdoor or indoor, as I still believe the Rockland-Bergen area deserves a music event with talents like the great John Prine, Steve Earle and the other 25 artists that were due to perform this weekend.
I close this note by saying:
“I wish you love – I wish you happiness, I guess I wish – you all the best”