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This is a sampling of which events have changed their dates or canceled altogether:
The Alltech One Conference will be an online conference in 2020. The conference plans to launch online on May 18.
Breyerfest, the annual summertime show at the Kentucky Horse Park, will be a virtual fest this year, July 10-12.
Churchill Downs will host a Virtual ‘Kentucky Derby at Home’ Party on NBC on Saturday, May 2 from 3 pm to 6 pm.
Mayfest, celebrated at Gratz Park every Mother’s Day weekend, plans to go virtual on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10.
Air Supply scheduled for May 2 at EKU Center for the Arts has been postponed to November 7.
The Buddy Guy concert at the Lexington Opera House is being rescheduled and all tickets will be honored at the new date, to be announced soon.
The spring Chris Stapleton concert at Kroger field has been rescheduled for April 24, 2021.
Dancing with the Lexington Stars has been postponed. As of press, no make-up date has been announced.
The David Sedaris engagement originally scheduled for April 15, 2020 at Lexington Opera House has been postponed to Thursday, October 1.
The Elton John concert at Rupp originally scheduled for June 5, 2020 has been postponed to 2021. All original tickets will be honored at the rescheduled performance.
The Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, KY has been postponed until July 25, 2020. The original festival date was slated for June 4-7.
The Kentucky Derby has been rescheduled for September 5. The last time the derby had been postponed was in 1945 due to WWII. The Kentucky Oaks is also rescheduled for Derby Eve, which will be Friday, September 4.
April’s senior living conference, the I Know Expo at Lexington’s Senior Center, has been rescheduled from April 18 to August 22.
Justin Bieber will be postponing all currently scheduled 2020 dates for The Changes Tour, including his concert at Rupp Arena scheduled for August.
The Kentucky Wine & Vine Festival has been postponed to Saturday, August 29.
Lexington Comic Con, originally scheduled for March, has been postponed to June 18-21 at the Convention Center.
Lexington Craft Beer Week in May has been postponed. As of press, no make-up date has been announced.
The Lexington Legends season was still on hiatus as of press.
The Primary Election has been postponed. Originally scheduled for May 19, the new date of the primary is June 23.
Run the Bluegrass, the half marathon hosted at Keeneland every Spring and originally scheduled for March, is postponed to June 14 AND October 3. Runners who signed up for the March race will have an option to select a date.
Taste of the Bluegrass, the annual May fundraiser for God’s Pantry at Keeneland, has been postponed.
Thursday Night Live has been postponed.
The Versailles Twilight Festival has been postponed until October 2020.
The 2020 Barbasol Championship, part of the PGA Tour, has been canceled. Originally scheduled for July 16-19 at Keene Trace Golf Club, the tournament is set to return in 2021.
The annual Beer Cheese Festival held in Winchester has been canceled for 2020. They will be back on June 12, 2021.
The 2020 Bluegrass Fair has been canceled for 2020.
Bourbon and Beyond in Louisville has been canceled for 2020.
Forecastle, Louisville’s annual music festival scheduled for July 17-19, has been canceled and is scheduled to return in 2021.
Francisco’s Farm Art Fair has been canceled for 2020.
The May 29 edition of Free Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park has been canceled.
Hometown Rising in Louisville has been canceled for 2020.
Johns Run Local 8K originally scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at the Kentucky Horse Park has been canceled.
Keeneland Concours d’Elegance and the Maserati Mingle have been canceled for 2020.
The Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival, originally scheduled for May 16-17, has been canceled for 2020.
The Kentucky Spring Classic at the Kentucky Horse Park has been canceled for 2020.
The Kentucky Spring Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park has been canceled for 2020.
Louder than Life in Louisville has been canceled for 2020.
MasterChef Junior Live at the EKU Center for the Arts has been canceled.
The 2020 Founder’s Day for McConnell Springs set for May 16 has been canceled.
Monster Jam at Rupp Arena has been canceled.
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton County Fair, originally scheduled for May 28-31, has been canceled for 2020.
This article also appears on page 22 and 23 of the May 2020 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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