Sisters Folk Fest Canceled... *Sniff* | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

Sisters Folk Fest Canceled... *Sniff*

Air quality forces closure of beloved local festival

This just in from the folks at Sisters Folk Festival:

"It is with profound regret that the Board of Directors of the Sisters Folk Festival announces that the September 8 – 10, 2017 event has been cancelled due to extremely poor air quality conditions in Central Oregon.

"After days of intensive consultation with fire managers, meteorologists and health professionals, we have determined that we cannot move forward with the festival without severely compromising the quality of the experience for our artists and our patrons. The well-being of our patrons, artists and volunteers is of paramount concern for the Sisters Folk Festival organization."

The team at Sisters Folk Festival says they tried to move events to the schools in Sisters, but since Sisters schools were forced to close this week because of air quality, that wasn't really a viable option, either.

click to enlarge Sisters Folk Fest Canceled... *Sniff*
Banda Magda was one of many bands scheduled to play this year's Sisters Folk Festival.

What's happening next? Will there be a makeup fest?

The team says they'll know more about what to do in the coming week—so stay tuned for more information.

About The Author

Nicole Vulcan

Nicole Vulcan has been editor of the Source since 2016. While the pandemic reduced "hobbies" to "aspirations," you can mostly find her raising chickens, walking dogs, riding all the bikes and attempting to turn a high desert scrap of land into a permaculture oasis. (Progress: slow.)
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