No Nakusp Music Fest in 2012 – UPDATED

The Nakusp Music Fest (NMF) will not be holding a festival in 2012, but are hoping to come back for 2013.

The Nakusp Music Fest (NMF) will not be holding a festival in 2012, but are hoping to come back for 2013.

In a statement posted on their Facebook page on January 18, the group thanked their supporters but said nothing about the current state of NMF’s finances or any plans as to how to bring the festival back for 2013.

“It is with deep regret that we announce we will not be hosting a 2012 music festival. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of our fantastic supporters during the past years. It is our hope that a 2013 music festival may be a possibility that would welcome you back to our beautiful area,” read the brief Facebook post signed “The Board, Nakusp Roots Music Society.”

“It’s very sad for the town,” said Mayor Karen Hamling about the news that the Nakusp Music Fest wouldn’t be happening this year.

“The impact will be felt,” she said, and added that the return of the event in 2013 will likely depend on community involvement.

For her part, Mayor Hamling hopes the celebration of Nakusp’s 120th birthday will give residents and visitors something fun to look forward to, even though it won’t be Music Fest.