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RMAF 2021 Has Been Cancelled Permanently

RMAF 2021 has been cancelled. Sadly, it will be the last time this show is held in Denver.

RMAF Cancelled Permanently

It probably won’t surprise anyone that RMAF 2021 has been cancelled. What is more shocking is that the show is done. Permanently.

The cancellation and postponement of AXPONA 2021 was not a surprise due to the Delta variant but the permanent cancellation of RMAF is quite a shock. The impact will be felt across the high-end industry for years to come. Will someone step-up and create another show in Denver? Not likely right now.

RMAF just emailed us the following cancellation notice:

“A year and a half ago, our hearts were aching as we made the hard decision to cancel our 2020 show. Back then, we somehow imagined that as a country, we could band together and transcend COVID-19, and our lives could return to normal. We hoped we could ride out a year in isolation and emerge healthy and ready to gather again. Here at RMAF, we spent the year improving our business by producing new room layouts with all the outlets marked, and created a handbook to guide exhibitors as they learned yet again to navigate their exhibitor accounts. We imagined ourselves enthusiastically greeting our audio industry friends in a few weeks, and we’ve held onto that dream in spite of our nervous fears and scary news reports.”

“Even though some parts of the United States are fully open, the number of people contracting the virus, and the number of deaths attributed to it are still rising, and the CDC is projecting an even more deadly Lambda wave this fall. We are frightened on behalf of our friends in the audio industry on many levels. The very worst thing that we can envision is for someone to fall ill because they came to our show, whether as an exhibitor, a journalist, an attendee, or a volunteer. Good health is a precious gift, and we are learning that although recovery is possible, the residual effects of COVID-19 and its variants can be profound, and we are unwilling to risk even one case.”

“Up until now, we have held onto the possibility that our October show could be produced as planned. After reading and listening to the news concerning the Coronavirus pandemic, and watching the cancellation of numerous other shows, we no longer hold that hope. In spite of our initial optimism, we have read and listened to all of your thoughtful comments and then looked at the numbers and made the difficult decision to cancel RMAF 2021.”

“This has been a wrenching decision, and along with it comes the added impact of deciding that we are no longer able to envision RMAF as our hearts delight. RMAF was our founder Al Stiefel’s dream, and we’ve done our best to nurture his vision for 12 years, along with help from the Colorado Audio Society and all our volunteers from around the world. Now, we are off to new adventures! And so it is with both sadness and anticipation for the future, we announce that the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest as we have all known it will be no more. It has been our very great pleasure to have served this community of audio professionals. We have learned so much from you! Thank you for 17 years of friendship and support. It has meant more than you can possibly imagine.

We offer you our heartiest wishes for good health and great happiness.”

Your Friends,
Marjorie and MarcieMarjorie Baumert and Marcie Miller

Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. James D Mehl

    September 13, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Covid was a joke and Killed everything, shame on this world’s force propaganda! I’m so damn sick of every propaganda!!!

  2. Tim Gates

    September 20, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Walk through the fire. Stop living in fear and allowing career politicians to dictate your lives –

    • Ian White

      September 21, 2021 at 12:29 am

      Amen to that.

      Time to put on our big boy pants and just move on. We can’t let this become the response to every disease.

      Ian White

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