It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Braun Brothers Reunion Festival.
We held out as long as we possibly could in hopes that we would be able to pull off the festival safely this year but after carefully considering all options, due to dozens of issues that are beyond our control concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, we must do what’s best for our fans, friends, family, artists, the community of Challis and our fellow Idahoans.
We are devastated to share this news with you. “The show must go on” is in our DNA, and this is the first time in the history of the event that we’ve had to cancel. It is our hope that everyone understands how difficult this decision was, and why we feel this is the right thing to do. The BBR has always been about bringing friends and family together young and old. Music is meant to be shared and enjoyed together, and we couldn’t imagine our festival any other way.
Over the years, the fans, attendees, artists, staff and volunteers have become like an extended family to all of us, and lots of them actually are family. We’re as disappointed as anyone to have to make this decision, but we just couldn’t roll the dice and take the risk of getting even one of our extended family sick.
We understand the gravity of the situation for all the local businesses, our valued sponsors, and other partners that rely so heavily on the increased business that The Braun Brother’s Reunion attracts each year and sincerely regret any loss of revenue they might incur. We encourage folks to visit Custer County this summer and support the many local businesses that make our festival possible.
We plan to host the event as usual next year, August 12-14, 2021 and expect it to be the fun filled gathering we’ve all come to know and love! We promise to pull out all the stops and make it the best ever!
We have begun issuing refunds through our payment processor Stripe and refunds will be processed automatically and immediately. Refunds will take approximately 5-10 business days to appear on your statement depending on your financial institution. Please be kind and patient with local hotels, campgrounds and RV parks and give them a few days to adjust as they go through the process of refunding and re-booking for next year.
Thanks again to our sponsors and all of you who have made this such an amazing event over the years. We can’t thank you enough for your support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you all in Challis in 2021!
-The Braun Family