Blue Ridge Harvestfest 2005 Cancelled

It is with our deepest regrets that we announce the cancellation of this year's Blue Ridge HarvestFest scheduled for October 7-9 in LaFayette, GA. The event was to be a benefit for hurricane relief, but a benefit that does not generate any proceeds for the intended cause doesn't benefit anyone. All HarvestFest ticket holders who purchased tickets with a credit card, whether through or via phone, will be refunded the cost of the tickets automatically and will see the credit on their next statement. There is no action necessary to receive this credit. Ticket holders who purchased with a check or money order will also be refunded and will be contacted by High Sierra Music in a timely manner. Ticket holders who purchased through ticket outlets should return tickets directly to the outlet.
In our fifteen years of presenting quality music festivals, High Sierra Music has never cancelled an event and this was an extremely difficult decision for us. It was our hope that HarvestFest could recover after being hurt by last year's Hurricane Ivan. However lackluster ticket sales, exacerbated by the ripple effects of Hurricane Katrina in the region, left us with little choice but to cancel.

We deeply regret the inconvenience this causes for everyone who was eagerly anticipating this year's HarvestFest, and we sincerely apologize to our patrons, musicians, staff, vendors, volunteers, sponsors and everyone who contributed their time and energy to HarvestFest. We are committed to presenting top-notch musical experiences and hope to emerge from this unfortunate setback to present events at beautiful Cherokee Farms in the future.

The High Sierra Foundation will continue to raise money for our Katrina Fund. Donations to the fund, which will supply direct aid to New Orleans and Gulf Coast musicians affected by the storm, are being accepted at the and websites.

All of us at High Sierra Music and T-Dawg's Productions thank you for your understanding and support.