Atlantic Music Festival 2020 COVID-19 Update

MAY 15, 2020

Dear Friends,

We have been closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact on our community. Based on guidance provided by the government and our host Colby College, we have decided to postpone our festival season until 2021.

Our ability to face challenging times is part of our DNA. The Atlantic Music Festival began just as the financial crisis of 2008 had devastated the world. We came under the banner of Leonard Bernstein's quote, "this will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before," providing healing through music and offering all of our concerts free of charge.

And now, during these unprecedented times, we remain more committed than ever to serving our community through the gift of music and by creating a place where musicians from all over the world can harness their full artistic potential in a supportive and idyllic setting. While we are sad to postpone this year, our mission continues with our 2021 season, set to take place between June 28 and August 8.

On behalf of the Atlantic Music Festival family, I wish to express my profound gratitude for remaining steadfast in your support for all these years.

Sincerely,
Solbong Kim
Artistic Director


MARCH 16, 2020

We are closely monitoring the development of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This page serves as a central source of information on the status of our concerts and programs.


Festival ParticipantsFAQ PatronsFAQ

Information for Patrons

Q. Is the festival happening?

Based on guidance provided by the government and our host Colby College, we have decided to postpone our festival season until 2021.

Q. When is the 2021 season taking place?

Our 2021 season is set to take place between June 28 and August 8.

Q. Will there be a charge for concerts in 2021?

Since our founding, we have kept all of our concerts free of charge as a gift to the community. We plan to keep it that way in 2021.

Q. What can I do to help?

Tell your friends about us, donate to us, or enjoy any one of our free concerts in 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is the festival happening?

Based on guidance provided by the government and our host Colby College, we have decided to postpone our festival season until 2021.

Q. When will the 2021 season take place?

Our 2021 season is set to take place between June 28 and August 8.

Q. I applied to the 2020 festival. What happens now?

Regardless of this year's outcome, you will be able to resubmit your application without charge to our 2021 season. To take advantage of this, please log back into our online application site on September 15, 2020, when we begin accepting our 2021 application.

Q. What will the festival doing to ensure the safety of its participants?

Your health and safety is our top priority. In addition to the festival's social distancing measures and staff training, we require our participants to go through health screening and provide a form completed by health professionals before their arrival on-campus. We are also subject to Colby College's comprehensive COVID-19 response plans. Information is available at http://www.colby.edu/healthandcounseling/coronavirus/

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Atlantic Music Festival continues to be one of the most inspiring summer music festivals in the nation

AMF Institute provides a transformative musical experience for musicians from all around the world. Each year, the festival committee invites over two hundred musicians specializing in composition, conducting, orchestral instruments, piano, and voice, based on their talent and potential to make a difference in this world.

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"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before."
– Leonard Bernstein

From its inception, the festival not only drew extraordinary talent but attracted musicians with the vision to empower the world through their music. For the last decade, I AM Four Years Old campaign served as a public reaffirmation of this effort. Join us this summer as we once again posit the question of what it means to serve our community.