Blues on the Beach has become a rite of summer in the Town of Stratford, but unfortunately, it is the latest to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Laura R. Hoydick announced that the annual music festival held at Short Beach which was planned for Saturday, July 25th, will not take place this year out of an abundance of caution amid the continuing public health emergency.

“Blues on the Beach is a terrific summer event that we all look forward to, and it is hard to think of summer without it now,” said Mayor Hoydick. “However, we need to continue exercising caution. In consideration of how impossible implementing social distancing guidance would be at this event, we really don’t have a choice. Connecticut is currently doing very well in this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, as is Stratford, and we need to continue to do our part to protect our residents. We have deep appreciation for Erin and all the volunteers who have built up this event and made it a tremendous success over the years, and we look forward to the day we can resume this and other events we have had to give up this year.”

Sponsored by the Jackson Law Group and Connecticut Distributors, Inc., Blues on the Beach is part of the Celebrate Stratford Festival series, and is coordinated by volunteer Erin McLaughlin. Past performers have included acts such as Funky Dawgz, Chris D’Amato, Alpaca Gnomes, and Evan Goodrow and Da Band.

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