BDJF: last-minute cancellation


A last-minute note from the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival this afternoon:

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Posted on June 10, 2011

We regret to inform you that tonight’s performance has been cancelled. Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band featuring Terence Blanchard are unable to arrive here in Burlington due to travel complications.

The Meet-the-Artist session with Bob Blumenthal scheduled for 6:30 is also cancelled.

All tickets will be refunded to the original method of purchase. Please allow one week for refunds to be processed. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Flynn Tix box office at 802-86-FLYNN.  

We apologize for the cancellation and we sincerely hope you’ll join us at future Burlington Discover Jazz Festival events.

Please note: The Vermont All State Jazz Ensemble will play on the Church Street Marketplace stage in front of City Hall from 8-9 pm.

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I’ll offer a suggestion now that if you bought tickets for this concert please consider not accepting a refund, in favor of forfeiting the ticket cost as a small donation to the Festival.

This situation is not the artists’ fault, though their contract may still require that they be paid (something) despite the cancelled appearance. This is not the Jazz Festival’s fault, but now they are losing income from one of their big headliner acts *and* may still be under some obligation to pay the artists at least a percentage of their performance fees. I don’t know, but it’s a good guess this could be a considerable loss to the Festival. As an organization that provides so much for free to the community, this seems like a small gesture of good will that could be made to give a little back.

Just my thought.

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