Austin String Band Festival 2020

Regretfully, the board of the Austin Friends of Traditional Music (AFTM) has cancelled this year's Austin String Band Festival. This festival, normally held on the third weekend in October at Camp Ben McCulloch, has been a labor of love for us and we certainly intend to continue it when circumstances permit. Camp Ben McCulloch is currently closed and will remain closed until all Covid-19 related restrictions are lifted, according to their board. This is unlikely to happen anytime soon. We will hold our next festival when public health officials and our board deem it safe to resume this activity with minimal or no restrictions.

Along with the rest of the world, we hope for an effective solution to this crisis well before this time next year so that we can all go about our business - including making great music with our friends at the festival!

Best wishes, keep picking, and stay safe.
Most truly yours,
The board of AFTM

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