The post began with:
“See You, Space Cowboy
I write this with a heavy heart. This year’s event did quite well in a lot of ways… except in attendance. It had our highest attendance yet of 1234, however in order to fully cover our costs we were banking on three times that amount. Our headliners didn’t bring in the attendance we were betting on and because of that, Nerdapalooza as a company is left with a sizable debt to the point where we will have to file for bankruptcy. Because of this, and a few other issues, the group has decided to dissolve Nerdapalooza LLC and end the Nerdapalooza concert series.”
They are selling off music and merch through their Bandcamp page as well as some one-of-a-kind items on eBay. This will also be the fans last chance to download the music of Nerdapalooza.
The Orlando Local Music Examiner interviewed Gina Gomez (Gemeni) who played the last Nerdapalooza about the end of the event. “Nerdapalooza was the best experience a band could ask for. Everything was professional, and extremely planned out. The fact that they also sold our merchandise at no cost was incredible. The best part was the built-in audience of some of the best kind of people: geeks. They were extremely supportive and energetic, so it was the most fun I’ve ever had performing. There were over 50 people in the audience, the sound for the venue was phenomenal, and Josh Thew, the organizer of everything, was helpful and kind. I never had the pleasure of attending Nerdapalooza, but I know I always dreamed of performing there. It was way beyond worth traveling all the way from Los Angeles, CA to perform.”
Nerdapalooza fans can read the full post on Facebook or the official site. There were quite a few posts on Nerdapalooza’s Facebook page from fans that would miss the annual Orlando music festival and many hopeful posts that the festival could come back in some capacity in the future.