Warmest greetings Suwannee Rising 2020 ticket holders,
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting Suwannee Rising and our community through the twists and turns of the Covid 19 pandemic. When we cancelled Suwannee Rising 2020, we never imagined the challenges it would present society and especially the live music industry. We viewed the situation with a glass half full attitude, realistic but hopeful. No one wanted to accept a world without the live music experience and internet streams only satisfy the itch so much.
Along the way we learned about P.O.D.S.( personal outdoor dance space) and pondered questions such as " how can we safely produce and bring back live music events in the Covid world". We realized that the way forward towards a more "normal" world that includes live music was to produce the safest and best shows possible. We needed to create an environment where everyone could feel safe and comfortable. Suwannee Live produced two drive-in podded events – Larry Keel/Grass Is Dead and the Funky Mardi Gras Masquerade.
We learned that while no one can eliminate 100% of risk from their lives, it is possible to produce a great show that fans, staff, and artists can attend and still dance and feel safe. People have the choice to behave in a safe manner or to violate the community standards. That is the risk we run in a free society. But we believe in the Suwannee community to do the right thing and so far, at the two drive in events, our community has succeeded with flying colors. Folks want to be part of the team that brings live music and jobs back to the world.
Next up is Suwannee Live Spring Fling, March 18-20, 2021 and then…
SUWANNEE LIVE Presents SUWANNEE RISING April 8-10, 2021!
Which brings me to the point of this email. All previous Suwannee Rising ticket buyers that intended to roll your tickets over to Suwannee Rising 2021, on behalf of our team, please accept my humble apology. We tried to figure out an easy way to convert your previous 2020 Suwannee Rising tickets into 2021 Suwannee Live Rising pods but we simply could not find a solution that would work without causing massive stress and frustration for everyone involved.
If you wish to attend Suwannee Rising 2021, you will need to purchase your pod independently from your Suwannee Rising 2020 ticket order. In your email is a personal link to an advance purchase Suwannee Rising 2021. You may also request a refund which will be issued by check to the mailing address you provide in the form below. Lastly, you may roll your current ticket order to Suwannee Rising 2022.
Please follow the link in your email and complete a form letting us know how you want to handle your ticket credit for your Suwannee Live 2020/2021 order.
For those wondering why we don't send you the money electronically, that isn't possible because the purchase was so long ago, and your credit card information is not stored. We realize this may be inconvenient for you and we apologize profusely for the trouble.
We will announce the line-up on Tuesday, March 2nd. We have included a link for ticket purchases, this link will be available for you now until we open sales to the public on Wednesday, March 3rd at 10am. You will have until 10am on Wednesday, March 3rd to reserve your pod for Suwannee Live Rising 2021 before the public on-sale. For further information email email@example.com. If you need to speak to someone, call the park office Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm at 386 364-1683.
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