The Tisbury Board of Selectmen has canceled the 2020 Beach Road Weekend Music Festival. Innovation Arts & Entertainment (IAE), The producers of the festival, completely support this decision. The three-day music festival was set to take place Friday, July 24 to Sunday, July 26 at Veterans Memorial Park in Vineyard Haven. Ticket buyers will receive a full refund. IAE plans to bring Beach Road Weekend back to Martha’s Vineyard in 2021 with another talented lineup.
The Board of Selectmen made the decision after speaking with local first responders and medical professionals. The music festival was canceled in order to ensure that the Police, Fire, and EMS could exclusively focus on the urgent care for the citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Beach Road Weekend 2020 had a critically acclaimed lineup, and we were excited to build on the great fan experience we developed last summer, so we are obviously disappointed not to be able to finish what we started,” said IAE CEO Adam Epstein. “But, we need to make sure that resources to deal with this pandemic are available for the people of Martha’s Vineyard, and also to ensure the personal safety of everyone who would have attended, the artists scheduled to perform, and our incredible festival staff.”
IAE is establishing a system to offer every travel package purchaser and ticket buyer a full refund. Those refunds will be paid out as soon as possible. In the coming days, ticket buyers will receive an email with details regarding the refund.