Dear Festival goers,
We will begin with a bit of unfortunate news today, and then finish with some more hopeful news. One of our most anticipated acts this year was Banda Taverna from Brazil. As of this writing Banda Taverna has not received their work visa from the U.S. Immigration Services. We don’t expect that this will change, so we are removing the band from our schedule. We still expect the 7N Trio (from Seven Nations), who were scheduled to appear with Banda Taverna, so the 7N Trio will remain on the schedule. We are truly sorry for this news.
On the other hand, we have learned that the Banda Taverna does have Visitor Visas. The Festival has extended an invitation to BT to visit, and would be delighted to see them at the Festival taking part in the free music sessions and enjoying unique Spanish Peaks country. We are currently exploring this possibility and believe that there is reason for hope. We will post updates as we have them.
With sincere regrets, and hope,
Jonathan James – Festival Administrator