Joe Walsh Cancels VetsAid 2020 Due To Coronavirus
Walsh issued a statement saying that VetsAid plans to offer a virtual event in lieu of the physical festival. The legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter was cautiously optimistic about the festival returning in 2021.
Read Joe Walsh’s statement below:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant national health crisis, I am sad to announce that VetsAid 2020 will not be moving forward as a live and in person event this Veterans Day weekend. We had hoped to bring our traveling circus to the Midwest this year but will look forward to doing so in 2021 when, hopefully, the virus is under control and live music can be enjoyed safely and responsibly.
However, we will soon be announcing a special VetsAid virtual event this holiday season that our fans can enjoy from the safety and comfort of their homes. This will once again serve as a fundraiser to pool vital monies for veterans services around the country so I hope you will join us.
I have been personally affected by this virus. A close friend of mine was taken suddenly, unexpectedly and far too young by COVID-19. I ask you all to please wash your hands, to socially distance and, for the sake of your friends, family and fellow Americans, to wear a mask when you leave the house. We’re all in this together.
God bless America and all of our veterans out there tonight.