Reba can’t make Merritt festival this summer

No replacement named yet.

  • Jan. 17, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Active Mountain Entertainment has announced that Reba McEntire will not be performing at the 18th Anniversary of the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, scheculed for July 7-10 in Merritt, B.C.

Reba’s management informed Mountainfest organizers that, due to unforseen scheduling conflict, McEntire is forced to cancel this engagement, along with others.

Mountainfest was offered a Reba performance for the following weekend but the organisers decided against a change of date for the festival due to the large number of pre-bookings for the 2011 show.

Mountainfest president Claude Lelievre said: “Reba’s cancellation does not justify a change of date and the aggravation that it would create for the folks that have already booked their holiday time off.” He added: “We have solid offers on other very popular headliners that will be confirmed shortly.”

Reserved seats, general admission, camping and vip up-grade tickets are on sale now.

Early bird pricing is available through Monday, Feb. 28, while quantities last.

Early bird pricing applies to full event tickets only. Visit www.mountainfest.com or call 1-877-569-7767 for tickets.

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