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High Park Fire: Mishawaka Cancels Shows, Ride The Rockies Re-Routed

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Drew Emmit and Friends playing at the Mishawaka Amphitheater in May 2010. (credit: Tom Merolla)

Drew Emmit and Friends playing at the Mishawaka Amphitheater in May 2010. (credit: Tom Merolla)

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – The High Park Fire has canceled shows by Bruce Hornsby and others at an amphitheater in the evacuation area and forced a revision of the final leg of the Ride the Rockies tour.

The Mishawaka Amphitheatre on Highway 14 west of Fort Collins is close to the burn area an in an evacuation zone. They posted the following message on their website: “The Mishawaka Still Stands! However, due to the fire we remain closed and several events have been cancelled. The High Park Fire has affected us all, and our hearts and thoughts go out to those who have lost their homes and more.”

Mishawaka’s concerts are currently canceled through June 22, including the Bruce Hornsby concert on June 22. The Dark Star Orchestra concert on June 29 is tentatively still a go. Tickets for the canceled shows will be automatically refunded.

Mishawaka says they closed on Sunday and all the perishable food inventory was lost.

“Hourly wages, food and beverage orders, concert production contracts and shuttle service providers’ losses total approximately $45,000 per week,” Mishawaka’s managers wrote in a news release.

Also, because of concerns about smoke from the High Park Fire, cyclists will be given the option of taking a shuttle to the finishing line of Ride The Rockies on Friday in Fort Collins.

The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour revised its route for the sixth and final stage of the tour. Some of the roads in the original route are currently closed because of the fire.

“The route for Friday, June 15 will begin in Estes Park, Colo. and end at Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colo. as planned. The route between the two points has been adjusted so that cyclists will now travel further east before heading north to Fort Collins,” organizers wrote in a news release.

LINK: Mishawaka Amphitheatre

LINK: ridetherockies.com

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