UPDATE, Tuesday, 10 a.m.: We also got an emailed message from the Mateel Community Center:
The Mateel Community Center is disappointed, shocked and saddened regarding the cancellation of Reggae on the River™ 2019. We are feeling the pain of the community for the loss of local income and its annual tradition. We will continue to pursue all avenues to restore the show. And will undoubtedly have a show at the Mateel the weekend of Reggae on the River™, August 2-4.
Mateel Board of Directors
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UPDATE, 8:45 p.m.: This in response to the Outpost‘s email inquiry for more information:
Unfortunately, High Times in partnership with the Mateel Community Center have decided to cancel the 2019 event. Due to the extraordinary expenses of trying to put on an event in such a remote location, we thought it was better to focus on 2020. All ticket holders will be refunded in full within 10 business days.
Thank you for understanding.
Cannabis Cup Help Team
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Uh, we’re not sure yet exactly what’s going on, but according to the official website for this year’s Reggae on the River festival, the event has been canceled.
Here’s the typo-riddled message that greets visitors to the site:
We’ve reached out via email to Jon Cappetta, vice president of content for High Times Productions, which was producing the event. We’ll update when we learn more.