Thunder on the Mountain won’t return in 2014

With no artists announcements scheduled, and no word from the organizers, it was probably a foregone conclusion that Thunder on the Mountain, the country music festival put on by the folks behind Wakarusa, was not going to happen in 2014.

In case you haven’t heard, country fans, the official word that the festival was going on hiatus came recently by press release and on the event’s Facebook page.

The event, which debuted last year, and featured a host of regional and national country music artists, took place on Mulberry Mountain June 6-8 in 2013.

From the looks of it, there’s hope that the festival could return at some point in the future.

Here’s the full announcement on the hiatus from the organizers:

The producers of Thunder on the Mountain have announced that the event will go on hiatus in 2014. Thunder On The Mountain is a three day country music and camping festival held at Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, AR. The inaugural Thunder on The Mountain was held June 6 – 8, 2013. The event made a big splash on the regional music scene with headliners Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry and many others. Planning for future events is underway.

Festival promoter, Brett Mosiman stated: “We made a major statement with the first Thunder On The Mountain. Artists, fans, sponsors and the local community all loved the event and agreed that Mulberry Mountain is one of the very best festival facilities in the country. We are taking some time off to ensure that the next Thunder on the Mountain is even bigger and better than the first.”