Just days out, Austin’s annual Bat Fest canceled

AUSTIN, Texas — Like several other situations throughout the pandemic, the 16th annual Bat Fest joins the club and will not be getting put this calendar year.

The distinctive event allow for Saturday’s Bat Fest was denied by the Town of Austin.

Roadway Productions expresses its disappointment in the late cancellation, stating on its website that company leaders have been in communication with the Metropolis of Austin for the past two months to ensure that the celebration would go on.

Nonetheless, inspite of their COVID safety approach getting accredited and acquiring their TABC permits, Roadway Productions says it received see of denial of its permit 72 hours prior to the event was to take spot.

“Needless to say, all indications from the Town of Austin ended up that we had all of our ducks in a row as we have had for the other 15 former a long time for this function. Now at the 11th hour we have been denied our permit and forced to cancel. We are stunned and devastated as this is a enormous fiscal blow and dangerous to our standing as celebration producers. We know it’s also really hard on our ticket holders, our vendors, our bands, etc.We sense our occasion has been singled out arbitrarily and discriminated towards,” the Roadway Productions website says.

All people who has acquired tickets will have the solution for a entire refund or a transfer for a ticket to next year’s Bat Fest.

Bat Fest is an once-a-year pageant with stay new music, vendors, food stuff, bat costume contests, and of program, bat seeing on Congress Avenue Bridge and Austin American-Statesmen parking whole lot.​