The Summergrass Board has always prided itself in presenting a festival that was friendly, safe and welcoming. This year was no exception. We were on our way to having a wonderful event. Every year there are always things that pop up which we have to find a way to work around or adjust to the circumstances.
However, this year we are just overcome by the current virus environment and there is nothing we can do to change it. We have held off our decision as long as we could hoping that the State would give us permission to gather. However, this is not happening.
Recently, we sent out a survey to our fans who we have contact information for to gather their information and opinions on the possibility of having Summergrass 2020. We have now looked at all that data (see key survey results, below). Many people (about 50%) would attend without any restrictions, but there were also as many (about 50%) that would not attend if there weren’t restrictions in place (social distancing, masks, etc. ). We know that we cannot accommodate all the restrictions deemed necessary at this time and also have a successful event.
So, it is with great sadness that we must make the decision to cancel Summergrass 2020.
We know this is a major gathering of our bluegrass family, and please know we will miss seeing you all – our bluegrass Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Brothers and Sisters. Please also know that we intend to hold the reunion next year – Summergrass 2021. As we go forward, we will keep our loyal attendees informed on the future and we are now planning for a wonderful Summergrass 2021.
If you would like to support our Summergrass 2021 we would be most grateful. To donate, please go to summergrass.eventbrite.com and click on “Tickets.” This will take you to our donation page. Your donations are tax deductible and we are happy to provide a letter to the effect for your tax purposes. If you would like to be added to our festival email database (we do not share your email), please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all, and see you at Summergrass 2021!
Your Summergrass Team
Mike Tatar, Yvonne Tatar, Corky Shelton, Debbie Shelton, Jeremy Shelton, Gerry Higbie, Jeff Johanning, Andrea Zelones, Ann Smith, Jim Henderson, Patty Henderson, Roger Taylor, & Marc Nelissen