Virginia Beach City Councilman Rouse says city ‘squandered’ opportunity in Something in the Water cancellation

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WTKR) – City Councilman Aaron Rouse said the city “squandered a wonderful opportunity” in the cancellation of the Something in the Water Festival.

Rouse said the city had an inability to “confront the reality of life in front of us” on issues like diversity and inclusion.

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A festival organizer told News 3 on Tuesday Pharrell would not be bringing the festival back to the city in 2022. It was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19.

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