To Our Valued Music on Meetinghouse Green Audience,
After considering all the options available to us for the fifth season of Music on Meetinghouse Green, it is with sincere regret that we announce that our 2020 summer concert series will not proceed as scheduled.
We are deeply grateful to you, our dedicated audience, for your support over the past four years, for your attendance at each concert, and for the generous freewill donations that you have made to our partner organizations. Although we could attempt to practice social distancing outdoors and require the use of face masks, we cannot be completely sure that all of our musicians and concertgoers would be safe. There is still too much uncertainty about Covid-19 virus transmission and how the pandemic may evolve.
We are fully committed to resuming this joyful and successful community summer music festival next year in 2021! Our current plan is to keep this year’s schedule of performers, non-profits, and food vendors in place for 2021 and to begin the series on Friday, July 9, 2021. We look forward to seeing you in person at that time.
The support of our non-profit partners is integral to this summer music series and is more important now than ever. To continue this tradition, each Friday in July and August we will send out an email to our audience members offering information about the week’s featured local non-profit organization and providing a link to make a direct contribution. In addition, thanks to the generous support of our summer music series sponsors, we will donate $500 to each non-profit and ask the community to match or exceed that amount. The tally from each Friday’s community and sponsor donations will be announced the following week.
We hope that you and your families remain safe and well during this challenging time. Please check our website for information about upcoming programming and look for our regular email communications with news and updates.
Charles Nazarian, President, Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation
Sandra Ronan, VP and Events Chair, Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation