Out of an abundance of caution during these extraordinary times, the 27th Annual Blind Willie McTell Music Festival is cancelled.
CDC and other government guidelines, issued this past weekend, don’t really leave any other option for us. As we move towards May 2, a decision is required. We were hoping it wouldn’t be this one. In addition to the health risks to all involved, the effort and expense required to stage the festival properly only gets more intense in the days building up to show time. As we said in our most recent post, the well-being of everyone associated with the effort…fans, staff, volunteers, vendors, and artists will always drive any decision we take regarding the festival.
If you’ve purchased an advance ticket and would like a refund, be on the lookout look for an email from Brown Paper Tickets with instructions on how to get that done.
26 consecutive years is a long time. Festival day is a big day in our small town and an effort that, at its best, is about pulling folks together for a good time with great music. We are heartbroken over the cancellation. There is not much left to say.Thanks so much to all who make it happen.
Let’s watch after one another, and we hope to see you May 2021.