Dayton Festival is Cancelled for 2013

This dude will not be stoked in 2013. Photo Credit: E.L. Hubbard Photography

This dude will not be stoked in 2013. Photo Credit: E.L. Hubbard Photography

The Downtown Dayton Revival, which debuted last year in Ohio, is pulling the plug on this year’s edition. According to the organizer, Matt Luongo, the festival just ran into too much debt. Here’s what he had to say in the Dayton Daily News:

“Starting a festival is like starting a business. It’s a challenge to turn a profit in the first year. Most big music festivals will tell you it takes three to four years to build momentum…Our investors knew it was a risk and decided to back us anyway. We couldn’t ask any more of them. If there’s anyone who needs to shoulder the blame, I will do that.”

Some of the 30+ artists at the inaugural fest included Train, Guided By Voices, Guster, Rusted Root, and Train.

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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