The American Music Festival Summer Concerts in the Park at Azalea Park in Brookings has been canceled, joining a growing list of summer events taken out by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The announcement was made on Facebook Tuesday morning:
“The Directors of the American Music Festival Summer Concerts in the Park would like to express our deep appreciation to all of our concert goers. We greatly value your support and we wish you and your family and friends good health during these uncertain times.
“Our joy in producing the Summer Concerts in the Park derives from the pleasure that you, our audiences, get from our efforts. We are however sad to report that due to current events regarding COVID19 and the recent social distancing guidelines enacted by the Governor of Oregon, we regretfully must cancel this summer’s concert schedule.”
The post referenced Gov. Kate Brown when she talked about reopening Oregon on May 7 and stated that large gatherings such as concerts, conventions, festivals and live audience sports would need to be canceled at least through September.
The popular free concert series was scheduled to begin on Sunday, June 7 and conclude on Sunday, Aug. 30. The final lineup was announced on March 6.
The Curry County Fair was canceled earlier in April and was followed by the Port of Brookings Harbor canceling all events for the remainder of the year. The Festival of Art in Stout Park announced it was canceled following the governor’s remarks on May 7.
The Azalea Festival was moved to July 17-19.