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Clifftop 2020 Is Officially Canceled

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Jun 2, 2020 - 10:32:01 AM
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2235 posts since 4/7/2010

I just received word for the West Virginia Division of Culture and History that the Appalachian String Band Music Festival, commonly known as Clifftop, has been canceled.

It makes sense to cancel the festival, but hopefully 2021 will allow us to get together in Fayette County, WV for good tunes, exciting contests, dozens of interesting vendors and maybe a little rain.

It might be a little too much to ask for square dancing that soon.

Bob Smakula

Edited by - Bob Smakula on 06/02/2020 14:57:40

Jun 2, 2020 - 11:20:07 AM

240 posts since 3/6/2008

Thanks , Bob. I was going to call you if we didn’t hear any news. I told Mary , if anyone would know , it would be you. See you down the road sometime. Mark

Jun 2, 2020 - 12:07:36 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)


23762 posts since 6/25/2005

Really no other choice; the very nature of Clifftop would make it a prime nexus for spreading the Coronavirus.

Jun 2, 2020 - 1:41:36 PM
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1656 posts since 4/10/2005

It's been sad seeing cherished festivals cancelled one by one, but this is a wise decision IMHO. Here's hoping for more joy at future gatherings.

Jun 6, 2020 - 5:51:13 PM

115 posts since 8/20/2019

That's it, I'm gonna protest! ... lemme grab my banjo and smash in a Target store window! ...

Jun 6, 2020 - 6:07:46 PM

7084 posts since 11/4/2005

Originally posted by Buckhorn

That's it, I'm gonna protest! ... lemme grab my banjo and smash in a Target store window! ...

Good grief, another Wild White Wannabe.

Jun 6, 2020 - 7:07:30 PM

115 posts since 8/20/2019

"Wild White Wannabe" - Don Borchelt

What's that mean, if you don't mind me askin'.

Jun 6, 2020 - 7:47:23 PM

50 posts since 12/5/2015

This is a common thread with festivals. My summer of fun has been cancelled or postponed.

I usually go to bluegrass festivals as I pick the three fingers a lot. This was going to be my first Clifftop experience.

I also love to clawhammer (a little less than a lot) as that is where my roots are. I have a fiddle player buddy who has been going for....this would be his 3rd year....we were gonna head out.

I look forward to next year. The recordings from years past will have to do for now.

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