Music Inspires

Dear Oak Harbor Music Festival community,

In sadness for today but filled with great hope and love for the future, we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Music Festival. We have no doubt that when we return on Labor Day weekend in 2021 for what will be our ninth event, our town will once again swell with the joy and celebration that is an end-of-summer touchstone for our friends and neighbors here on Whidbey Island and for our guests from across the Northwest and beyond.

In these uncertain times, our greatest concern is for the health and safety of the musicians, volunteers, vendors, our generous sponsors and guests who pack SE Pioneer Way each year. Three days of free music bring us close, elbow-to-elbow and heart-to-heart with each other. We cannot imagine a socially distanced Oak Harbor Music Festival.

We are humbled by the way our community members — our local businesses and friends and public servants, City and County — have wrapped their arms around this festival. You have volunteered countless hours every year; you have donated and sponsored this event; you all have had our back every step of the way. We truly believe that, together, all of us have made Oak Harbor a better place.

Between now and 2021, we will keep our community informed as we heal and recover from this crisis. We will honor and build on relationships and commitments already established with our supporters and partners. And as always we will devote our energy faithfully to our mission: to inspire the community with the power of music.

With love and gratitude,

Cynthia Mason
Oak Harbor Music Festival President
& the OHMF Board of Directors