Hi guys, thanks for your patience and understanding, the last several months have been quite frustrating and disappointing....here's the official press release regarding our decision to pull the plug on a 2010 fest. Thanks, and best to you guys, we'll see ya soon! Chris, Rob, & John CRJ Productions CRJ Productions, the organizers of Chicago Powerfest, have issued the following statement: "We've been holding off making this announcement for as long as we could, as we truly hoped there would be some kind of salvation for a Chicago Powerfest 2010 edition. However, with the closing of the Pearl Room last August, and the financial stranglehold we've been left in as a result, we've been left without a suitable venue and without the necessary funds to kickstart a 2010 festival somewhere else. Additionally, the current state of the economy and its affect, not only on fans but on us personally, have left us no choice but to finally make the decision to put Chicago Powerfest on hold for now. With that being said, we will continue to spend the rest of 2010 working on ideas for taking CPF to a higher level in 2011 and perhaps some other ventures to take place before 2010 wraps up. As always, we thank everyone for their incredible support over the years. We sincerely appreciate everything, and will continue working to bring you the best in metal. Cheers!" Stay tuned to the forum and to www.chicagopowerfest.com for all the latest news and updates.