Following on the heels of the cancellation of FYF Festival over the weekend, Sun City Music Festival (aka SCMF) 2018 officials announced yesterday that they are cancelling their annual 2-day festival that was set to take place over Labor Day Weekend on September 2nd and 3rd. The staple festival has been held at Ascarate Park in El Paso, Texas since 2011. Event organizers hope that SCMF will return in 2019. Although an exact reason was not given for the cancellation, are recent festival cancellations a sign of the times that they are unable to draw crowds that they used to in past years? The following is the official statement posted on the SCMF Facebook page:
Dear Sun City Music Festival family, supporters, and partners,
Each year, the Disco and SMG teams work diligently to ensure every single time you enter the gates of Sun City Music Festival, the best possible experience awaits you. Throughout the calendar year, the SCMF team works extremely hard to meet this momentous task with rigorous standards in place.
Unfortunately, we don’t believe that goal can be accomplished in 2018. As a result, we’re sad to say Sun City Music Festival will not be held this Labor Day Weekend. We apologize the announcement took so long, but we wanted to make sure we had exhausted all the options to make SCMF possible.
On behalf of the entire SCMF family, we hope to return in 2019 and greatly appreciate all of your support over the past years. Thanks for the memories that will last a lifetime!