Popular music festival cancelled, says SCMF

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Fans of Sun City Music Festival will have to make other plans this year.

Sun City Music Festival officials announced Wednesday on the festival's Facebook page that this year’s weekend event was canceled.

Some festival-goers say it has been a staple, each year.

So, they were shocked to hear that it won’t be returning this year.

"It's really a bummer,” said El Paso resident Josiah Michell.

One El Pasoan told KFOX14 he has never been to the festival and was hoping to go this year.

"I was really looking forward to going to it this year, you know, having some good times with some friends,” said El Paso resident Isaac Valencia.

While other said they aren’t affected by the news.

"It really didn't bother me,” said El Paso resident Michael Munoz. “I mean, it's just another music festival."

The festival has been going on since 2011.

Veronica Myers, director of the El Paso County Parks and Recreation, said she is unaware of any reasons that would prompt the cancellation.

"We've always had a great working relationship with them and we're sad they aren't coming this year,” she said. "But, we look forward to hosting them again in 2019."

She said in 2016 and 2017 the festival totaled almost $90,000 in revenue for the county in parking/entry fees and the rental fee for the park.

"There's going to be an economic impact to the community,” she said.

Event organizers say they hope to return in 2019.

The festival grounds at Ascarate Park normally draw large crowds for the two-day music experience.

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