Kerrville Folk Festival cancels fall event amid Hurricane Harvey concerns

The main stage of the Kerrville Folk Festival at Quiet Valley Ranch. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2010

The Kerrville Fall Music Festival, a smaller offshoot of the hill country town’s main Kerrville Folk Festival in the spring, announced Monday morning that it has called off this weekend’s Sept. 1-3 event because of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the region.

Executive director Mary Muse cited “the number of our festival attendees and volunteers who are impacted by the damaging floods from Hurricane Harvey” in a statement posted to the festival’s website,” adding that the festival “is staffed by a small army of volunteers, many of whom live in the Houston area.”

The festival had planned to present touring artists including Susan Werner, Peter Mulvey and the Honey Dewdrops as well as such area performers as the South Austin Moonlighters, Sam Baker and the Bob Livingston Trio at Quiet Valley Ranch just outside of Kerrville’s city center.

The statement made no mention of refunds, but included the following: “For folks who planned to attend and purchased advanced tickets, or reserved RV sites at Quiet Valley Ranch for the Fall Music Festival, we ask your understanding and concurrence. Since the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, your advance purchases can now be converted to a tax-deductible donation to the festival which will be making a donation to Hurricane Harvey victims relief.”

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