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Dirty Dancing Festival ‘paused’ till 2021
Saturday, 01 August 2020 14:22

From Staff Reports 

 LAKE LURE — The annual Lake Lure Dirty Dancing Festival — scheduled Sept. 11-12 — has been postponed until next year (on Sept. 24.25) because of  COVID-19 safety concerns.

The festival’s Facebook page describes the event as a “weekend-long festival in the beautiful town where much of the classic film ‘Dirty Dancing’ was filmed.” A posting June 26 on the festival’s Facebook page stated:

“It is with a heavy heart that we must deliver the news that the Dirty Dancing Festival is pressing pause on the 2020 event in September and will resume next year.

“This decision has not been made lightly and has been considered by all angles. Since the announcement from Gov. Roy Cooper on June 24, 2020, stating (that) North Carolina will continue in Phase II of regulations and restrictions due to COVID-19, we are choosing to make the commitment of keeping our community, fans and participants safe and healthy during these uncertain times. The Dirty Dancing Festival will resume live on Sept. 24 & 25, 2021!

“The festival requires the year-round dedication of our volunteer committee to plan and execute the two-day, movei-inspirted entertainment hub for thousands of fans to attend. The mission of the Dirty Dancing Festival is to raise awareness and funds twoards the two charities we hold dear to our hearts: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce.

“This year, we are developing ways for everyone to participate in virtual activities throughout 2020. Stay tuned for more information to come!”

The posting noted that those who purchased tickets for the 2020 festival will be receiving an email explaining their options, adding, “To all of you who wish to resume ‘having the time of your life in 2021,’ tickets will go on sale this fall!”



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