Wolfville, NS – April 20, 2021

Contact: Steve Peters, Publicity Coordinator,

For immediate release:

After much internal deliberation, and consultation with external partners, the Board of the Deep Roots Music Cooperative has made the decision to cancel the 2021 Deep Roots Music Festival.

The Deep Roots Music Cooperative was incorporated in 2003 by a group dedicated to developing and promoting the music scene in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. Because of COVID-19, and the public health measures, it is very difficult to enact the Deep Roots mission: To create meaningful connections between cultures, community groups, artists and audiences by offering music-related events, programs, and an annual festival.

Board chair, Peter Mowat said “Although the festival is the largest event hosted by the Deep Roots Music Cooperative, it is not the only one. We will continue to follow our mandate and present music in ways that are possible now. Once again Deep Roots will be partnering with the Town of Wolfville to present the Wolfville Summer Concert Series, and we already have a tentative winter 2022 date for the rescheduled Lloyd Spiegel concert. As well, Cooperative members will work on some new projects. We are saddened that we will once again be missing the wonderful in-person contact that our festival has provided for sixteen years, but we are hopeful that it will return in 2022.”

The Deep Roots Music Cooperative is committed to creating opportunities for Annapolis Valley artists and beyond. The Summer Concert Series runs each Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Waterfront Park in Wolfville, beginning in June.

You can also watch concerts and sing-alongs on the Deep Roots Music Videos YouTube channel and keep up to date on Deep Roots projects through the website and the social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

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Website: www.deeprootsmusic.ca

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