Yadaloo-ers will sadly have to wait a little longer for their fill of live country and Americana music.
Organizers announced this week the Yadaloo Music & Arts Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2021, has been cancelled due to rising COVID-19 cases, reluctant sponsors and artist availability. The release announced the next festival would occur May 21, 2022, in the same location at North Little Rock’s Riverfront Park. The 5K Veterans Memorial Ruck March in partnership with the nonprofit We Are the 22 will take place the morning of May 21.
Yadaloo Music & Arts Festival began in 2019 to provide national, top quality entertainment while boosting the local economy through a trend-setting experience that will build into state and national prominence. The family-friendly festival included live music from top country and Americana artists; kid zone, dog park, and food and beer vendors. rom the Arkansas Festivals & Events Association in 2019.
“With Yadaloo we strive to create a new, one-of-a-kind experience that will capture the free spirit in us all while highlighting the rich history of our community,” says festival co-owner and founder Susan Erwin Prowse.
With the emergence of COVID-19, the 2020 festival was produced and streamed virtually, earning it “Best Virtual Event 2021” and “Best Promotional Video 2021”. During the pandemic, Yadaloo provided free, virtual entertainment through its Sound of Unity series that featured up and coming musicians.