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May 18, 2021 - 12:54:21 PM
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I just received an email from Camp Washington Carver that the powers that be in the West Virginia division of Culture and History have decided to cancel the 2021 Appalachian Stringband Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia.

Here is the communication;
To all Service Providers and Vendors for the Appalachian String Band Music Festival,

We wanted to let everyone associated with the Appalachian String Band Music Festival know that we just received notice from our agency that the 2021 String Band Festival has been canceled. This does not mean that we are giving up or ending this great music tradition. With the pandemic getting better every month in our country we hope that other countries can also make progress and we can reach a herd immunity that will not depend on who has or has not been vaccinated. As you know, our festival is comprised of patrons from all over the world and we become a close-knit family sharing showers, bathrooms, and meals with each other for 10 days and nights. The safety and wellbeing of our string band family is our utmost priority, and we can assure you that when we can guarantee that safety, we will continue the great Appalachian String Band Music Festival which we consider one of the best old time music festivals there is.

Anyone who was scheduled for last year or this year's event will get priority in the scheduling of next year's festival. We will be contacting you around the first of next year when we start the planning of the 2022 festival. Until then, be safe and thank you all for all you do in making our festival great!


JD Hess, Site Manager
Lisa Cochran, Secretary


Looking forward to 2022.

Bob Smakula

May 18, 2021 - 2:45:42 PM

4695 posts since 2/24/2004

Bob--hope you are safe and well in WV. Hope to see you next year.

Best banjo wishes,

Mary Z. Cox

May 18, 2021 - 3:03:43 PM

58 posts since 8/31/2015
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Bob, thanks for sharing. See everyone in 2022!

May 18, 2021 - 3:45:24 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)


24688 posts since 6/25/2005

Not exactly a stunning surprise. Thanks for the update, Bob.

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