It’s with great sadness that we are announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Rainbow Trout Music Festival scheduled to take place August 14 – 16, 2020 at Oroseau Rapids Park.

Though this decision was difficult to make, we feel it is in the best interest of our attendees, artists, and the health of our community. While we’re disappointed that we won’t be able to gather around our beloved Carpet Beach to witness the splendid talents of our little family, we also acknowledge the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on artists, musicians, small businesses, and countless other community organizations that make Manitoba so special.

While we all continue to work together on containing the spread of COVID-19, we ask you to take the loving and positive spirit you bring to the festival and share it with the community. Continue to support local artists, businesses, and each other. We are in this together.

We encourage folks to continue to follow the recommendations outlined by Manitoba Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada. We applaud the tireless work of all essential service workers who continue to serve their community and individuals affected by COVID-19. Thank you!

Please stay tuned for updates on RTMF! Though there won’t be a festival this summer, there are plans in the works to have us all chanting ‘TROUT, TROUT, TROUT’ from home. And, of course, we’ll see you in 2021!

Stay safe, be well, and see you on the Roseau

© 2020 Rainbow Trout Music Festival

Background photo by Buio Assis