With seemingly no end in sight for COVID-19, the team behind the Florida Audio Expo has decided to cancel its 2021 event. The show was scheduled to take place from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore in Tampa, FL.
The group released the following statement on Wednesday morning:
Given the extraordinary times and continued uncertainty, the founders of the Florida Audio Expo, Bart Andeer, Michael Bovaird, John Chait, and Ammar “AJ” Jadusingh, have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 show.
“We sincerely appreciate the exhibitors, consumers, and media that support us,” says Bart Andeer, co-founder and operations manager of the Florida Audio Expo. “This decision isn’t the outcome we hoped to announce, but in our estimation, is the best option for our event given the information available at this time. We will always put our customers’ well being first. We remain vigilant and hope that 2022 will bring new opportunities to come together and celebrate our love for music.”
Florida Audio Expo has refunded all deposits collected towards the 2021 event.
Andeer continues, “We continue to enjoy the wonderful memories from this year’s show, and encourage everyone to continue to support each other and stay connected. Let music guide be your guide through these troubling times. On behalf of the entire Florida Audio Expo team, we wish you peace, safety, and good health until we meet again.”