The Northwoods Arts Council has canceled its annual music festival scheduled for July 24-25 in Hackensack.

"We are so grateful for the ongoing support and excitement shown by our community for Josh Duffee and his Big Band, who have brought us quality, big-city entertainment at small-town prices since 2015," Sue Ready, of the Northwoods Arts Council, said in a news release. "Our decision was based on the uncertainty of when society will be allowed to return to normal in our area, and out of concern for the safety of our audience, volunteers and entertainers. However, we look forward to having Josh return to us in 2021, and will share further news with you as soon as we can."

The arts council currently still plans to host its 25th annual Art and Book Festival on Aug. 8, but is awaiting further guidelines from Gov. Tim Walz.