For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Calaveras County Arts Council’s free summer concert series will fall silent this year. Given the current global health crisis, the council’s board of directors regretfully and unanimously voted to cancel the 2020 Music in the Parks. According to Kathy Mazzaferro, executive director, there were no clear options to insure proper distancing for audience members as well as musicians.
“It was such a sad and difficult choice,” she said, “but the board and I believe it best for the health and safety of all.”
Staff is working on creating an online concert series with local musicians to entertain those sheltering at home. They will announce their progress on their website (www.calaverasarts.org), by email, and on social media.
The Arts Council is looking forward to resuming their popular outdoor concerts next year, beginning on June 16, 2021. According to Mazzaferro, “we have optimistically offered each of the bands the exact same contract for next summer, 2021. We are pleased to say they have all accepted.”