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Taste of Country 2020 canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 09:30:40-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Organizers for the Taste of Country say this year's event has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

According to WYRK who runs Taste of Country, the event that was pushed back to September 25th, was canceled due to, "the evolving COVID-19 public health threat."

If you purchased tickets to Taste of Country, here's what you need to know

  • Tickets purchased with a credit card (online, by phone, or at the Bisons' Ticket Office, you do not have to do anything, you will be automatically refunded* and there is no further action needed. You will be automatically refunded by Wednesday, August 5. Please note that it will take 2-5 business days for this refund to show up on your account.
  • If you purchased your tickets at the Bisons' Ticket Office with either cash or a check, you will need to bring your tickets back to the Ticket Office to get your refund. Due to the ongoing pandemic and the availability of Sahlen Field, the Ticket Office will be open limited hours for the near future. These dates/times are as follows: Wed-Fri August 19-21, Wed-Fri Sep 2-4, and Wed-Fri Sep 16-18. Hours will be 12 noon – 4 pm on all of these dates.
  • If you purchased your tickets through a third-party source (eg. Stubhub, SeatGeek, Vivid Seats), you must contact the company that you purchased the tickets from. Your refund is not available through the Bisons' or tickets.com.

Tickets.com provided this statement

Tickets.com provided services such as processing, printing, and distributing ticket orders for the 2020 Taste of Country concert to valued customers, for which fees are paid. To that end, these service fees are not refundable in the event of a cancellation or postponement. The remaining portion of your 2020 Taste of Country concert ticket purchase(s) shall be refunded to you.
Tickets.com

WYRK says it will shift its focus for next year's event.