MILWAUKEE (WLUK) -- Wisconsin's signature music festival is being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Summerfest organizers announced Thursday that this year's event will not take place. The festival along Milwaukee's lakefront had previously been rescheduled for September. However, organizers announced:
(G)iven the information available today, and the uncertainty surrounding very large gatherings, we cannot in good conscience proceed with the festival this year. The immediate future presents multiple levels of risk for our fans, and we choose the side of safety.
Organizers called the situation "especially disheartening" since the $53 million American Family Insurance Amphitheater was scheduled to open June 24.
Information on ticket refunds is available on Summerfest's website.