It is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of this summer’s Bear Valley Music Festival. It was a painful decision, but the health and safety of our musicians, crew, audience, volunteers and residents of Bear Valley and the surrounding area is our top priority. After much discussion and consultation, we determined that there was too much risk with moving forward with a late July festival.
We know this will come as a disappointment as the music festival has become the premiere summer event in Bear Valley. The festival is not only about entertainment, it’s about community building. It supports local businesses by bringing hundreds of people to the village each summer. It provides important work to musicians and crew members. And it gives us the opportunity to spend time with one another in an environment like none other in California.
We will miss seeing you this summer, but rest assured the Festival is in a solid position built on 52 years of support from the community, volunteers and our faithful donors. We will move forward with strength and resolve that better days are ahead. The 2021 festival has been scheduled for July 23-August 8, 2021, and when we all gather again under the big white tent it will be an especially sweet celebration.
With best wishes for your health and wellbeing,
The Board and Staff of the Bear Valley Music Festival