Lakeshore Music has canceled its entire six-concert 2021 winter-spring season due to the continued closure of Tempe Center for the Arts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lakeshore president Woody Wilson said that those who purchased season subscriptions will have their money refunded. Subscribers are being contacted with details.
Lakeshore plans to return in September 2021, with its customary nine-concert schedule that will run through May of 2022.
“Trying to rush a rebound from a global pandemic by scheduling live shows has been a humbling exercise in futility,” Wilson said. “For 12 years, Lakeshore Music has been about creating an inviting and inspiring musical community for our patrons and artists. Like an art gallery, we hang a new show once a month and invite our friends to come and enjoy it with us.
“In the process, a welcoming social scene has evolved at the TCA, where friends meet for an elegant evening of live jazz in a beautiful setting. This season would have been our best in every respect. But, the vagaries of life intervened.”
Wilson said that he has commitments from artists or groups for the 2021-22 season and is in the process of reconfirming and rebooking dates with them. The series will be announced and go on sale in May 2021.