Folks, today we have sad news: The 2020 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest has been cancelled. I have pasted the announcement from SPAC and Absolutely Live Entertainment below.
We look forward to the 2021 festival, which is scheduled for June 26th and 27th next year.
Dear friends and fellow lovers of Jazz,
Over the last few months, we have suffered the pain of loss of so many great musicians to the coronavirus. But nothing has truly prepared us for today, as we are forced to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest.
Many of you have been with us since the beginning. And every year we take such great joy in seeing you reunite with friends and family, we watch as you race to your coveted spots, and we join you in communion with some of the greatest music-making in the world. Your presence and passion for our jazz festival has fueled and inspired us for the past 42 years and makes us hopeful for the years to come. But today, taking actions to ensure your health and safety, as well as that of the musicians and the community, must come first.
We look forward to reuniting with the festival family in 2021. However, your support will be critical to our ability to fully resume in the future. If you are able, please consider donating all or a portion of your tickets back to SPAC. If that is not possible, you can also keep your same tickets and seats for the 2021 festival (June 26-27, 2021); request a gift certificate; or receive a full refund.
With your support, we will donate two tickets to first responders and local health care workers for performances during our 2021 season for every ticketholder who chooses to convert all or a minimum of $25 of their ticket purchase into a tax deductible donation.
In the meanwhile, though it won’t be the same as sitting under the pines, we hope you will join us – as we partner with the legendary Caffé Lena – for a virtual jazz festival, planned for the same weekend of June 27-28. Stay tuned for more announcements on these live streamed “Jazz Fest Stay Home Sessions” by keeping an eye on your email inbox, and following SPAC on social media.
With eternal gratitude for your support and your deep love of music,
President & CEO, SPAC
President, Absolutely Live Entertainment