HIGH SPRINGS MUSIC IN THE PARK & CONCERT SERIES INC
Hello to all Music Lovers,
Your health and safety, our volunteers, as well as the Artist's and their families, continue to be our first and most important priority. We continue to actively monitor the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to take every precaution necessary to help keep everyone safe and healthy.
Unfortunately, I see no end to this pandemic in the near future. This complicates matters on a whole new level at least for our music program. Most of the attendees are of the age group that are at greater risk to COVID 19.
Alachua County guidelines limits are currently at 50% capacity. High Springs has even stricter rules, no more than 15 in any city building at one time.
The sponsors of our events have literally stopped all funding.
The artists that were in line to have contracts signed for their upcoming performances, have disappeared from the scene and are not returning my requests. The ones that do schedule are being cancelled.
The cost of these events run approx. $400-$500 per event. Donations are nice but not enough to cover our cost.
Live events are what we are all about. We have no interest in creating Zoom concerts or the like.
One of the hardest decisions that must be make as president of the High Springs Music in the Park & Concert Series Inc.
is to cancel all events for the remaining year in 2020.
For 2021, per the new City Manager of High Springs: Ashley Stathatos, the City will form a committee to look at any and all options of reopening on a monthly basis. All decisions will be based upon the CDC guidelines.
As other major Florida Fest's continue to cancel for 2021 , Will McLean Fest and more, I see no end in sight.
For now, keep your eyes and ears open. There is lots of good, new music out there...
President ~ High Springs Music in the Park & Concert Series Inc.
You can see video's of previous performances here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjgs06HRRtx8rRa-E6A7uVA
“The work you do over in High Springs is seriously what allows musicians to find lives in music. I think the industry needs more people who truly love what they do, because it shows ”
— Matthew Fowler
Sunday afternoons is a quite time for High Springs. Most of downtown is closed but this is the perfect time to visit. You can park your car, stroll downtown, window shop, see the murals, visit the High Springs Museum, visit the High Springs Library, relax in James Paul Park and view some of the oldest buildings still standing in Florida like the Priest Theatre and St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. All for free. You can also, dine at the Great Outdoors Restaurant or Headwaters (the newest restaurant in town), shop the few merchants that are open like The Mantle on Main Street, eat ice cream at The Creamery and catch a play at the High Springs Playhouse. All of this within a short walking distance and yes we are handicap accessible . So what are you waiting for? Make plans now to bring the family & friends. Let's create memories. Just another good reason to visit High Springs, FL. * in case of rain, the performance will take place inside the High Springs Community Center & Museum across the street from the park. /directions
1) Absolutely no video taping or recording of any kind, of any performance, without the prior written consent of the Artist(s)
2) Artists, Dates, Venues, Vendors, Food, etc. can change at anytime with or without notice.
3) We do not charge for any of our performances, although, we do ask for "suggested donations." Thank you for your support!
High Springs Music in the Park & Concert Series Inc; A Florida 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Corporation made up of volunteers dedicated to promoting the Arts and Acoustic-Based Artists. Where 100% of the proceeds going back to the charity.
* weather permitting. In case of rain we will perform inside the High Springs Commuity Center & Museum (across the street from the park)