Officials from Woodstock's Elm Street Cultural Arts Village announced recently that additional acts have been added to the annual outdoor concert series, the Lantern Series and that a number of scheduled acts have also been postponed until 2021.
The concert series lineup was adjusted and updated due to various concerns and limitations involving COVID-19.
“A few of our concerts planned for the fall had to be pushed to the spring of 2021 for artist comfort, and because of current European travel restrictions,” Elm Street Production Manager and booker Brian Gamel said. “With that being said, we do have three extra concerts lined up to continue building community through safe, live music.”
Elm Street has made the following adjustments to its fall outdoor concert lineup:
-Guitar duo Landscape of Guitar has been added for Sept. 19. The group returns from the Inaugural 2018-19 season and is replacing the original VoicePlay date.
-Contemporary bluegrass band Fireside Collective has been added for Sept. 26, replacing the original The Black Market Trust show.
-Indie jazz-funk group Sammy Rae & The Friends has been added for Oct. 17, replacing the original We Banjo 3 show.
-A cappella group VoicePlay has moved to April 17, 2021.
-American Idol finalist and country singer-songwriter Crystal Bowersox has moved to May 1, 2021.
-Irish bluegrass band JigJam has moved to May 22, 2021.
-String-based jazz group The Black Market Trust has moved to Sept. 25 2021.
-Irish bluegrass band We Banjo 3 has moved to Oct. 16, 2021.
“If you already have tickets, they will automatically be transferred to those new dates and an Elm Street Staff or Board Member will also call you to make sure you have those dates on your calendar,” Gamel said.
Elm Street Marketing Manager Justin Spainhour-Roth added that, while it’s never fun to postpone events, Elm Street is fortunate to have additional artists lined up so that the organization can continue to bring live music to the community in a safe way.
Elm Street has contacted all ticket buyers impacted explaining the situation and have offered options to either exchange or donate the value of their ticket(s) as a tax-deductible donation.
Elm Street issued a statement that reads “Future programming not mentioned is still planned. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 outbreaks as well as spikes and are working diligently to ensure proper social distancing guidelines are met for the health, safety, and comfort of audience members, volunteers, and the artists to prepare for future events."
Elm Street will continue to provide updates on how the outbreak impacts the rest of their programming and the most up-to-date information will be available on their social media as well as their website at elmstreetarts.org/fall-update-on-programming-during-covid-19/.