According to reports including directly from the affected performers, Knott's Berry Farm has cut several entertainment acts from its schedule for Boysenberry Festival which is due to start in a few weeks. These acts had already been announced for the festival, but have been removed from the festival website, and include the Totally Tubular 80s Dance Party, the Bluegrass Duo which performs on the side of the Livery Stable facing the Bird Cage Theatre, and the live music act that performs at the Boardwalk Barbeque stage. The bluegrass duo performers have not been given a return date to perform again. Also, the Calico Saloon show will be having its last scheduled show within the next few weeks, and the Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies schedule was reduced from three nights per week to two (eliminating Friday nights).
Reasons for the entertainment cuts that have been speculated include not enough revenue from last fall's Scary Farm, a new head of entertainment for Knott's taking over recently, or the cost of renovating both Fiesta Village and the Knott's Berry Farm Hotel at the same time. But according to Robert's article from last week, the parent company Cedar Fair is doing well financially, including posting record net revenues in 2022.
In any case, if you value the live entertainment that Knott's offers and not just the rides there, please let your feelings be known by visiting the Guest Services building near Ghost Town, the Information Desk near the park entrance, or by writing an email to email@example.com.Tweet
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