Will the Virgin Mobile Festival return this year?
It's a good question. And as of right now, I don't know the answer.
In fact, the future of Pimlico and the Preakness is up in the air.
Yesterday, I e-mailed Virgin Mobile Festival publicist Audrey Fix Schaefer, who said there is "no news to report."
That doesn't bode well for the festival ...
By now, pretty much all of the other major summer music festivals have announced their lineups. Even the roster for the V Festival in England has gone public, and tickets are on sale.
But Virgin Mobile Festival promoter Seth Hurwitz has kept mum about the future of the annual Baltimore event. And I can't say I blame him. Who books a festival at a venue that could be torn down in six months?
If it were to happen, this would be the Virgin Mobile Festival's fourth year at Pimlico. And though attendance has slumped the past couple of years, Hurwitz has been happy with the festival.
Still, the longer we wait for an announcement, the less likely the festival will come back to Baltimore.
(Sun photo by Patrick Smith)