Ballroom Blitz festival getting rescheduled due to Maryland state declaring “state of emergency”
The Ballroom Blitz festival slated for March 20 and 21, 2020 at La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA will be getting rescheduled given that the state of Maryland has declared a “state of emergency” in order to try to contain the spread of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Virus.
The festival boasted an impressive line-up with headliners Beasto Blanco and Last In Line along with many other bands including the reformed Dirty Looks (with Dangerous Toys frontman Jason McMaster on lead vocals), Spread Eagle, Tora Tora, Roxy Blue, Hurricane, Kickin Valentina, Denman, American Bombshell, Mach22 (the latter’s EP Like My Chances landed the #1 spot on Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2015) and many more.
The following message were posted on Brad Lee Entertainment‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“It is with the most empathy and regret that we must announce the postponement of BLE Ballroom Blitz! We have a responsibility to our fans and artists first and foremost. A state of emergency has been issued for Maryland and we cannot and will not go against the government. This event will be postponed and all tickets, raffles, and giveaways will be honored at the new scheduled date! Per our website we will not be issuing refunds however we will be releasing a ticket trading site where our attendees can sell and buy their tickets .
The make up date and event will be announced soon. We will keep the same ticket prices and this event will grow as well!
Don’t worry we will make up for this in spades regardless of who’s to blame. Again , we work for you!”
“To our HOTEL GUESTS for Ballroom Blitz, all reservations can be canceled with no penalties. Please call the hotel and they will take care of you. Thank you for your understanding and BLE will see you soon!”
With respect to the state of Maryland’s shutdown, the Washington Post reported: “The state of Maryland closed public schools for two weeks starting Monday, and Gov. Larry Hogan imposed broad restrictions including a ban on gatherings of 250 people or more, the most aggressive steps yet in a region that has started to shut down to stop the spread of coronavirus.”