Hot weather and difficulties with artists' summer tour schedules cited as reasons for ending the festival after two years
MECA officials and Live Nation have made the joint decision to discontinue the Red Sky Music Festival. In a statement issued today, both organizations said they had high hopes the event would be successful and continue for many years.
Organizers did not see the weather and scheduling issues changing in the future. MECA says the decision will provide more flexibility with dates and artist schedules, giving them the ability to explore other outdoor opportunities.
MECA President and CEO Roger Dixon said “We have a positive relationship with Live Nation and both sides worked very hard to make Red Sky a success. We will continue to work together to bring great shows to Omaha, whether in CenturyLink Center Omaha or TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.”
The outdoor festival, produced by MECA and Live Nation, began in 2011 and took place in and around TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in July.