2020 Wildflower Music Festival has been canceled

For more than 37 years, the Wildflower Music Festival has presented quality music in a natural amphitheater, surrounded by majestic pines and sweet breezes.

NOTE FROM WILDFLOWER CHAIRMAN, JUDITH A. MORTENSEN

I know what a disappointment it is for all those of you who love attending the Wildflower Music Festival, myself included. The Festival is a labor of love for those of us who work on it every year, and this will be the first year since it began that we will not have one. I have been involved as the Wildflower Festival Volunteer Coordinator, Artistic and Executive Director, and now Festival Chairman for almost 35 years, so this is a particularly sad moment for me. I hope that everyone stays well and makes it through this quarantine helping one another (from a distance) as much as possible.  Keep your spirits up and make plans for when everything gets better.
Judi

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NEWS RELEASE

April 24, 2020
From Judi Mortensen
Wildflower Music Festival Chairman

To all of our wonderful Wildflower Music Festival followers it is with a sad heart that the Executive Committee of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary has decided to cancel the 2020 season of the Wildflower Music Festival.

Under the present conditions, the state mandate we must follow would make it impossible to carry out the season as we had planned. Even if the large crowd quarantine is lifted by late July, we would not be able to reschedule our performers who have other commitments later in the year. We will try to reschedule the exceptional performers we had lined up for the 2020 Wildflower Music Festival season and bring them to you in 2021. Just so you know what we had planned for this coming year, I will list what we hope to offer next year:

Alliance Brass – a powerhouse brass quintet for the Fourth of July playing early classical, classical pops, and jazz standards with some patriotic music to help celebrate the holiday.

Ilya Yakushev and Thomas Mesa – a internationally award-winning classical piano and cello duo performing Beethoven, Bolling, and Rachmanioff.

Delfeayo Marsalis Jazz Quintet – trombonist from New Orleans’ venerable first family of jazz, who has performed with his brothers Wynton, Branford, Jason, and his late-father Ellis as well as his own jazz quintet.

Appalachian Roadshow – these performers are the real deal of old-time bluegrass with many awards to their name singly and collectively.

Tapestry, The Carole King Tribute – a show featuring Suzanne O Davis and her band paying tribute to the great Carole King, the 70’s and 80’s singer/composer.

Colebrook Road – a contemporary bluegrass band that has been racking up victories at bluegrass festivals all over the country.

Sounds of the 60’s– the sounds of Motown’s biggest hits performed live.

Thank you all for your continued support of the Wildflower Music Festival and the non-profit Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary. We sincerely hope everyone stays well, and we look forward to seeing you when we can. Keep checking our website and Facebook page for current information.

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Secluded among majestic pine trees and green ferns, the Wildflower Music Festival is held on the grounds of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary in White Mills, Pennsylvania. Please bring along a lawn chair or a blanket. Picnics and beverages of your choice are permitted. In the event of inclement weather, performances are held at the air-conditioned auditorium of the Wallenpaupack Area High School, Hawley, PA.

If in doubt on the day of performance, call 570-253-5500 after 12 p.m. or go visit online at www.wildflowermusic.org. No food is allowed at the high school.

twochairandblanketPerformances are at 6 p.m. Seating area opens at approximately 5 p.m. on a first-come basis. Food and beverages permitted at all concerts except when at indoor venue. (Food is allowed in the lobby at the high school or in the parking area only.)

The Wildflower Amphitheater is located on the grounds of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Long Ridge Road, White Mills PA.

GPS ADDRESS: 55 SUYDAM DRIVE, HONESDALE, PA 18431

The village of White Mills lies halfway between Hawley and Honesdale on Route 6. At the blinking light in White Mills, turn at the Dorflinger Factory Museum and go up the Elizabeth Street hill. Proceed for 6/10 of a mile to the stop sign. Continue for another 1/10 mile to the entrance of the Sanctuary on your right.