Bulladora Has Been Canceled, Robbing Dallas of Its Pug Petting Zoo Dreams

Yeasayer were due to headline the now-canceled Bulladora Music Experience this weekend.EXPAND
Yeasayer were due to headline the now-canceled Bulladora Music Experience this weekend.
Jason Frank Rothenberg

Red alert, Dallas: the pug petting zoo isn't happening this weekend. Blame Mother Nature, or blame the negligent indifference of the cosmos, but the dream of dressing up pugs with wings (thereby creating a "pugasus," apparently) is dead. That's because the first-ever Bulladora Music Experience has been canceled.

The Experience (not to be mistaken for a Festival) was due to take place at Reverchon Park, along Turtle Creek in Uptown. This week's rain, with more forecast to hit through to the weekend, hasn't played in the event's favor, however. Thus, this afternoon the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department made the decision to call things off.

"The department stated the cancellation was due to recent rainfall and upcoming forecasted rain," acknowledged a press release issued by Bulladora a short while ago.

Bulladora was due to be headlined by Yeasayer and Washed Out and take place on Saturday and Sunday. Besides the "pugasus" attraction, organizers had also advertised hot air balloon rides and "quirky lawn games." "The type of event we were craving didn't exist here, so we set out to create it," read the March announcement.

Failing to even reach the gates is nothing new for first-time fests in Dallas, though most others to experience a similar fate haven't normally been due to weather. Bulladora's statement sounds an optimistic note about bouncing back.

"The Bulladora team regrets the necessity for cancellation, but hopes its audience will stay tuned on all social media channels and www.bulladora.com for updates on Bulladora Music Experience 2017 and future events," it says.

All tickets will be refunded from the point of purchase.

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