Long-running local music festival 35 Denton will not take place in 2017.
A note on Facebook posted Monday reads simply, "To our fans, followers, and bands who have inquired over the past months, 35 Denton will not be taking place in 2017. Stay posted for updates."
The announcement doesn't come as much of a shock. 35 Denton, which usually happens in March, had yet to release a 2017 date or lineup.
Pete Kamp, the liaison for the event's board of investors and board of directors, confirmed the news to blog The Dentonite, but didn't say why the festival would be canceled.
"I can't say definitely, but I certainly would like to see the festival come back in 2018," said Kamp, who has not returned GuideLive's request for comment.
If 35 Denton makes a comeback, it wouldn't be the first. The festival, which began more than 10 years and two name-changes ago, infamously took a break in 2014 after losing several of its key staff members, and returned in 2015 to local fanfare. It was poised for success in 2016 with a solid lineup of more than 100 acts, including soul singer Charles Bradley and rapper Biz Markie, but lacked attendance. (35 Denton declined to give GuideLive an official count at the time, but the excess of empty space at venues and main stages was apparent throughout its three days.)
There are two other festivals to fill the void in your music-hungry heart this spring. Thin Line music and film festival takes place April 19-23, followed by the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival April 28-30. Both are free to attend.