A long-running tradition in Bardstown will not take place this year. It was announced yesterday that the Stephen Foster Story will forgo the 2020 season, along with performances of Mamma Mia and the Concert in the Park series. Marketing director Billy Bass says that it was proposed to have a partial season, but the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic led to the decision to cancel. Ticket holders to any of this season’s shows can request a refund, exchange for a date next year, or donate the ticket price for a tax deduction. The Stephen Foster Story has been performed annually since its inception in 1959.