Our eighth SummerFest wrapped in July and the McCall Music Society Board of Directors has many to thank for contributing to the event’s success.
We are grateful to our venue hosts, including Mountain Life Church, McCall Community Congregational Church and Jug Mountain Ranch, for allowing us to present our concerts in their spaces. A special thanks goes to Tom Robin Harris for putting together a spectacular opening night event!
Our appreciation extends to all the generous people who opened their homes to provide housing, food and transportation to the more than 50 musicians and technicians who came to McCall for the week. We hope you enjoyed getting to know them, and rest assured, they loved their time in McCall. They can’t wait to come back!
SummerFest received local and regional support from over 50 businesses that advertised in the festival program. The Star-News was extremely generous with local publicity, and Mountain Monkey Business and Albertsons were the local ticket liaisons with our audiences.
We appreciate the kindness of the McCall-Donnelly Joint School District for the use of their instruments, risers and music stands; Idaho First Bank for their meeting facilities; PC Printink for their printing donation; and the City of McCall for displaying our Highway 55 road banner.
McCall Music Society received grants and donations expressly for SummerFest from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, the Bruce Ludwig Family, Kent and Bev Hellman, Albertsons, the Idaho Travel Council and McCall Chamber of Commerce, Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Not enough can be said about the support we continue to receive from McCall Music Society’s members and fellow music lovers. We strive to present a variety of quality music programs so that you can look forward to this week each year! If you’re planning ahead for 2020, SummerFest will run July 12-18. See you there!