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Silver Spring Blues Festival Look Back 2009-2019
June 21 @ 10:00 am - June 29 @ 10:00 am
Silver Spring Blues Festival Look Back 2009-2019 starts this weekend. We’ll be posting links to SSBF videos and photos all week…
SSBF Look Back June 21-28, 2020
♡ Share your favorite SSBF photos and videos while we share ours. Tag #SSBluesFest #BluesinMD
Sponsors contact SSTCi [email protected]
Given the ongoing challenges we face with COVID-19, Silver Spring Town Center Inc. must cancel this year’s 12th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival and Silver Spring Blues Week. As most of you know, these events were scheduled to occur in the latter half of June with the Festival previously planned to be Sunday, June 28 following more than a week of Blues Week activities.
In his Order, dated March 16, 2020, Governor Hogan directed that “Planned large gatherings and events must be canceled or postponed until after termination of the state of emergency and the proclamation of the catastrophic health emergency has been rescinded.”
Today Governor Hogan said that now “would be the worst possible time” to lift coronavirus restrictions. “Here in the Washington-Baltimore corridor we’re still heading up that curve … it would really be the worst possible time to put our people out there and endanger them,” Hogan said on the “Today” show.
“Maryland has reported 10,784 cases and 349 deaths as of Thursday afternoon, and has added more than 500 new cases to their count each day for over a week. Hogan has been ramping up restrictions this week, adding guidelines that require residents to wear face masks at grocery stores and on public transit.” (The Hill, April 16, 2020)
As we still see no lifting of restrictions in the immediate future, we have no other choice, but to cancel the event along with all of our other in-person programming & gatherings. After careful consideration, we have also determined that we are unable to reschedule or postpone the events, but look forward to resuming our annual blues tradition in June of 2021.
As you might imagine, we are very disappointed that the 2020 Silver Spring Blues Festival cannot proceed as planned, but we fully support the Governor’s mandates in the interest of public health.
Until we meet again, we hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy during this challenging time.
Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.
12th Silver Spring Blues Festival #SSBF2020
New Day and Date – SUNDAY, June 28, 2020
New Location – Veterans Plaza
Save the Date and stay tuned to learn about all the #SSBluesFest events!
Sponsors / Vendors contact [email protected]
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