Juleps & Jazz

Juleps & Jazz 2020 Cancelled

Thank you one and all, individuals and businesses, for your support of Juleps & Jazz 2019 and your willingness to support a 2020 fundraiser.

None of us has had the opportunity to plan a fundraiser during the midst of a pandemic. So, this is uncharted territory. But the realities of the current environment cannot be ignored. Following an emergency Executive Committee meeting this week, the decision was made to cancel Juleps & Jazz for this year.

The challenges of dealing with family and work life during this time cannot be minimized. It is difficult for our members to donate time to this effort when time is what they don’t have. Add to this the anticipation of a surge in Covid-19 cases as we move into the fall, which will not only impact our supporters, but our members as well. Equally concerning is the ability of a remote Juleps and Jazz to provide the level of revenue commensurate with the work involved.  Given these factors, the decision to cancel the planned September event was the obvious choice.

We all look forward to 2021 when we certainly pray conditions will be favorable for an in-person Juleps & Jazz!

Andrea Gay

MSO Board of Governors

Fundraising & Strategic Planning

Programs of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra are supported by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts as administered by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council.