April 20, 2021
It has been a long, long year of uncertainty regarding almost everything, due to COVID-19. Nova Scotia has done an amazing job of keeping the COVID case numbers at a minimum, and although there does appear to be renewed optimism about getting back to socializing together based on the vaccine roll out, this is tempered by the spread of the more prolific strains that are appearing in other areas of the country and around the world. After much internal deliberation, and consultation with external partners, the Board of the Deep Roots Music Cooperative has made the extremely difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Deep Roots Music Festival.
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 continue to work on some new projects.
We are saddened that we will once again be missing the wonderful in-person contact that the festival has provided for sixteen years, but we are confident that it will return in 2022 with a joyous celebration of all the wonderful components that make the Deep Roots Music Festival one of the signature events in Nova Scotia.
The Deep Roots Board of Directors