A celebration of the arts …

The Roxy Regional Theatre has canceled the 15th Annual Frolic on Franklin: Celebration of the Arts out of an abundance of caution as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Clarksville-Montgomery County, causing a major strain on local medical institutions.

After listening to local medical and government officials, the Executive Committee of the Roxy Regional Theatre has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s festival. Mayor Joe Pitts recently said, “The number of cases, especially hospitalizations, in Clarksville-Montgomery County is alarming and only continuing to rise. The latest data shows this virus is surging and serious.”

Local health department and hospital officials have observed a trend in COVID-19 cases following holidays where gatherings typically occur. Across our local healthcare systems, more than 80% of COVID-19 patients being hospitalized are unvaccinated, and the number of patients being admitted has surged. With Frolic on Franklin historically attracting between 5,000 and 7,000 attendees for the weekend event and surging COVID-19 cases following the Labor Day weekend, the decision was made to cancel the event.

Vendors have been contacted via email regarding refunds, but if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at frolic@roxyregionaltheatre.org or (931) 645-7699.

If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, testing can be done by most doctors and urgent care facilities. Check with your local health care provider for more information about what testing services they offer. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and where to receive one, go to www.vaccines.gov.