RIVERTON — For the past three years, the Still River Music Festival has provided sweet music to the Riverton Fairgrounds with bands and musicians from all over, along with fire spinners, aerial acts, and fun.
However, due to the ongoing CORONA-19 pandemic, just like other festivals originally scheduled for this year, the fourth annual festival has been postponed until June 26, 2021.
Organizer Darcy Abbott said that she originally considered rescheduling the festival for the fall, but decided not to because she did not know if festivals would be allowed to happen in a few months.
She also did not want it to compete with other previously scheduled fall events.
“I am bummed out about what’s happening in the world,” Abbott said. “I feel like the whole world is in the same place and battling the same thing. While I’m bummed out, we’re not alone because all of these events are being canceled, not just ours. It’s not anything that we did as producers or event planners. It’s just what’s going on in the world.”
Abbott said that she and the other organizers fully intend to go on with next year’s festival.
“This is not by any means curtains for the festival,” Abbott said. “We have no intention of going anywhere. We have a great lineup of musicians and a lot of them agreed to come back next year. We have had a lot of support from the musicians, vendors, and the community. The overall reaction is that it’s a real disappointment, but at the same time it’s the wisest decision.”
The event was a benefit for music/art therapy organization AIM For A Better Tomorrow www.facebook.com/pg/AIMforabettertomorrow/ and The Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills www.facebook.com/CancerCareFundoftheLitchfieldHills/
For more information and updates about next year’s festival go to www.facebook.com/stillrivermusicfestival/