Ocean City Today

Promoter explains abrupt cancellation of beer festival

By Katie Tabeling | Apr 13, 2017

(April 14, 2017) Event promotion company Masiv Inc. this week explained why it abruptly cancelled the O.C. Brew Fest set for April 29.

Masiv representatives announced the beer festival’s cancellation via Facebook, but for weeks the company’s website still advertised it. When visitors attempted to buy tickets, they were redirected to a page that had a message of the cancellation.

Although Masiv initially did not comment, representatives later issued a statement to the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce that informed of the cancellation “with great regret.”

“As of April 1, Masiv Inc. w[as] acquired by a Washington D.C.- based events company,” the statement read. “The new ownership’s desire is to focus solely on events in the D.C. area, and were not willing to incur the financial risks associated with staging the large-scale event planned for Ocean City.”

Representatives also apologized for the inconvenience the cancellation may have caused to attendees and its sponsor, the chamber.

“The Chamber of Commerce were a great support during the creation of this event. We appreciate your support along the way, and wish that circumstances would have ended differently,” the statement read.

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