A number of people close to Tall Stacks have indicated the music, arts and heritage festival has been cancelled. It had been scheduled for October of 2013.
Sources tell WVXU the World Choir Games took much of the city's available funding, and the stagnant economy has made it difficult to get corporate sponsors. Tall Stacks Chairman Fred Craig is out of the country and could not be reached for comment.
Tall Stacks began in 1988 and featured as many as 19 riverboats. It continued every few years through 2006. Tall Stacks had also been planned for 2010 and 2012, but again was canceled because of the economy and lack of sponsors. In 1999 The American Bus Association named Tall Stacks the nation's top tourism event.