With our sights set on this summer’s festival ever since the lights went down in 2019, it comes with great sadness that we have to announce the postponement of the 4848 Festival. We all intended to stand at the high point in West Virginia to celebrate life with music and friends, yet the global pandemic requires us to consider everyone’s health and the big picture.
The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, in collaboration with Relix Magazine, is hosting Suwannee at Home: Spirit Raiser 2020. This virtual online festival will take place Friday-Sunday, May 15-17 and is intended to raise the spirits of our music community, to keep us connected to our beloved Suwannee, and to raise some funds for festival support staff.
The beautiful, rolling foothills of the Catskill Mountains of Greene County, will not be filled with banjo rolls, mandolin chops, or three-part harmonies this summer. After monitoring the Covid-19 situation for months with the health and safety of guests in mind, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, scheduled for July 15-19 in Oak Hill, NY, has determined that a live event cannot be held this year. This is the first in the event’s 35-year history.
The inaugural Earl Scruggs Music Festival, scheduled for September 4-5, 2020 in Mill Spring, North Carolina, is still moving forward in these uncertain times. Festivals everywhere have been hard hit by a summer of cancellations and an atmosphere of uncertainty, but we all will need to gather again soon. In the meantime, the Earl Scruggs Music Festival is proud to present A Month of Mondays, a series of lively livestreamed interviews between the festival’s artistic director Steve Johnson of SJ21 Music and select performers from the festival.
On Monday, the fourth week of A Concert A Day kicks off with Miya Folick, one of the most memorable sets of Pickathon 2019. The L.A. dark pop balladeer, known for her soaring vocals and unmitigated on-stage energy, once used Tinder to put together her band. Monday’s stream of Folick’s Woods Stage performance will be hosted by Paste Magazine’s Ellen Johnson. Acclaimed roots-gospel duo The War and Treaty (Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter) also played the Woods Stage in 2018.
Florida’s favorite reggae festival has just announced some lineup adjustments for Reggae Rise Up Florida 2020. Originally scheduled for March 20th-22nd, Reggae Rise Up made the difficult decision to postpone the festival until the fall (October 2nd-4th) just days prior to its commencement amid the growing health concerns surrounding COVID-19. Additionally, in consideration of the lineup changes, the festival has also released new information on ticket exchange procedures for fans who would now like to swap their tickets for a different day.
Electric Forest (EF) announced today that based on input from state and local authorities regarding public gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic it has cancelled its 2020 event. The beloved music and camping festival, which sold out within one hour of its public on sale last December, was scheduled to celebrate its 10th anniversary June 25-28, 2020 in Rothbury, Michigan.