The third annual event will now take place Aug. 27-29, 2021 at the same location.
“We were hopeful the COVID-19 situation would improve significantly, and rules would be relaxed enough for us to stage a spectacular event in August,” said Alan Jacoby, executive producer of Impact Entertainment. “Unfortunately, the governor’s proclamation, as well as health and safety circumstances beyond our control, are prohibiting mass gatherings this summer.
“Our festivals are not social-distancing-oriented events. They are thousands and thousands of like-minded country music fans coming together for a big celebration. While disappointing for this year, we’re committed to producing a phenomenal fest in 2021.”
“The safety of our community is a top priority right now, and although we’re sad to not celebrate with everyone this year, we know it’s for the best, given the circumstances,” said Citadel CEO Jeff March. “Everyone at Citadel is looking forward to a blast of an event in 2021!”
Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, and Brantley Gilbert were the headliners scheduled to perform in 2020. For the past two years, Citadel Country Spirit USA has featured more than 20 country music acts on two stages.
Approximately 20,000 fans from across the country attended the festival, hosted by the Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau (CVB), in August 2019.
“Of course, our utmost concern is for the safety of our community, festival attendees, and staff,” said Susan Hamley, executive director of the CVB. “It’s wonderful to know that the festival is returning in 2021. There is certainly demand and will be even more so when we can all come together for the excitement, merriment, and uplifting energy of Citadel Country Spirit USA.”
Previously purchased three-day passes, single-day tickets, and parking upgrades will be honored for the 2021 dates. Refund options are also available. Click here for information and updates.
Each year, Citadel Country Spirit USA raises funds to support Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. With this year’s event postponed, donations are being accepted here.