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May 14, 2020

Dear friends, 

Around this time of year, Caroga Arts is usually hustling in preparation for the big Summer season and the Caroga Lake Music Festival. Volunteers are contacting prospective meal and housing donors, season schedule flyers are appearing in mailboxes, and artists are counting down the days until the festival begins.

For the last couple of months, however, we have been carefully analyzing the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Therefore, it is with heavy heart and great sadness to share that due to COVID-19 we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the regularly programmed Caroga Lake Music Festival in 2020. The health and safety of our community, artists, and staff are our top priority and this was the most sensible decision for everyone in mind. 

We are already hard at work planning the 2021 season which will celebrate the 100th birthday of Sherman’s and the 10th anniversary of Caroga Lake Music Festival. We are also developing virtual platforms for Caroga Arts to continue to engage with our community, friends and artists.

We are looking forward to building a bigger than ever Caroga Lake Music Festival season in 2021 on the grounds of Sherman’s Park – which our team will continue to make improvements on this summer – and throughout the community. It is your dedication to Caroga Arts that will carry us through these unprecedented times, and we are forever grateful. Caroga Arts will be waiting on the other side of the door with great anticipation, and as soon as we are able to open that door, together, we’ll celebrate the return of life and music in the serene backdrop of the Adirondack mountains. Thank you for your continuing support.

Stay well and healthy, 

Kyle Price
Artistic & Executive Director

Rick Ruby
Board Chair


Fulton County Center for Regional Growth


Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce


Matthew Whitaker Trio with Caroga Arts Ensemble at Sherman’s Amusement Park in Caroga Lake, NY


The Countdown Begins!

Premiering in 15 days! Get your grill on for the 2020 Backyard Music Festival! Caroga Arts is excited to bring you the Caroga Lake Music Festival experience to YOUR backyard in celebration of Independence Day!  The Fourth of July Virtual Concert will feature a variety of world-class artists and musical selections from jazz to classical to ragtime …