The Canadian Folk Music Awards are cancelled due to COVID-19
The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) has announced the cancellation of the 15th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend – scheduled for Apr. 3 and 4 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. – due to growing concerns about COVID-19.
“After considering carefully the advice of governments, public health authorities and medical experts, as well as consulting with the folk music community, we feel this is the best course of action as the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff and the general public is paramount, and the rapidly changing course of the pandemic world-wide is difficult to predict,” the organizers said in a statement.
“We will explore alternative ways to celebrate the remarkable achievements of this year’s nominees and recipients from the wonderful world of Canadian folk music in the days to come.”
Tickets will be refunded, and the CFMA board will provide details of how to obtain refunds as soon as possible. Updates will be posted on the CFMA website.
The board noted that many airlines are currently offering free exchanges and/or cancellations for airline tickets through to the end of April, 2020. It’s urging people with travel plans to attend the event to visit airline websites directly for the latest policies.