The City of Morro Bay scrubbed the launch of an outdoor community music concert series, citing a rainstorm forecast for that same day.
The City’s announcement reads, “Due to the potential for a significant rain event, the Concert in the Cloisters outdoor test concert scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m., has been postponed. Given the unpredictable nature of winter weather, the project team will be looking to reschedule the event for the spring. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.” The cancellation came on the Friday before the Sunday show.
The City had booked San Diego-based jazz band, “LP And The Vinyl,” to play what was advertised as the first of regular musical events produced by the City and featuring a variety of musical genres.
City Manager, Scott Collins said, “The vision is to present concerts that include curated music offerings that typically cannot be found at surrounding music venues, to include jazz, world music, dance, etc. The goal is to bring the community together to experience a diverse array of musical offerings at no charge, in a neighborhood-oriented outdoor setting that the Cloisters Park provides.”
He added, “This initial concert may be the starting point for a future multi-event concert series for all of Morro Bay and beyond!”
But it looks like Mother Nature had other ideas, and while the canceling of what promised to be a fun event with a talented group of veteran musicians is disappointing, the rainfall was welcomed given the drought conditions and resultant wildfires we’ve been experiencing.
Fingers at Estero Bay News are now crossed that the return of the Annual Lighted Boat Parade in early December, sponsored by the Rotary Club, sees starry skies and good weather.