We hope that this note finds you well. The physical distancing and the recommended isolation from family, friends and neighbours make these trying times, indeed. We feel you!
In light of the current recommendations by medical professionals, Springtide Music Festival has decided to align with the Government of Canada’s effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to reschedule our event.
Until we meet again – turn up the tunes, discover something new AND support the little guy* – they need us more than ever.
The Springtide Music Festival Crew
*Read on for some ideas to express your awesome community mindedness and wicked great taste.
Stay connected to your favourite local musicians:
- Buy artists albums and other merchandise online! Help them get the most direct profit by going directly through their website or through services like Bandcamp whenever possible.
- Like and follow artists on social media, and don’t forget to share and repost wildly!
- Tune in if artists offer any live streaming events.
- Stream their music! While artists don’t see much financial compensation from streaming services, many funding bodies look at stats like streaming numbers when awarding artist grants.
- Learn from them. Some artists are offering virtual music lessons!
- Offer your expertise! Maybe you can offer advice on setting up live streaming or can help with promotion or social media management. If you’re an artist or graphic designer, maybe you can provide cover art for the inevitable new album they’ll record while in self-isolation!
- Donate to organizations that provide support for artists, such as the Unison Benevolent Fund (www.unisonfund.ca), which provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community.
Practice self-care and community care while in isolation:
- If you must go out, shop locally to support the folks who are still out there working hard to provide our community with goods and services, and tip generously when you can.
- Let someone else do the cooking. Many Uxbridge restaurants and cafés are actually offering walk-up, drive-through, or delivery options, to help minimize physical contact. Check out Uxbridge Daily’s new business directory detailing the most up-to-date hours and services.
- Help and be helped. We live in an incredible community of caremongers, so if you’re in the Uxbridge area and you want to volunteer or need some help yourself, check out www.facebook.com/uxbridgehelpinghand.