To the Friends, Supporters and Musicians of Siletz Bay Music Festival:
With great difficulty and heavy hearts, the Siletz Bay Music Festival Board of Directors has cancelled the 2020 festival. The primary reason for this decision is the health and well-being of our patrons, supporters, musicians and the community at large. Of secondary concern is our fiduciary responsibility. With the recent news that the crisis could extend well into summer and with pre-production scheduled to begin on April 1, it was clear we could not risk moving forward.
We believe this is a temporary situation and anticipate being in a good position to mount an extraordinary festival in 2021. Over the course of the next several months, Siletz Bay Music Festival will look for opportunities to bring world class music to the Oregon Coast with recitals and chamber ensembles performing in smaller settings. The goal is to keep the Siletz Bay Music Festival alive in our community.
Whatever happens in the next days and weeks, we wish you safety and good health. Thank you for your support. We look forward to making more beautiful music soon. Please reach out to me or any of our board members if you have questions or concerns.