A month ago we were faced with one of the hardest circumstances we have ever been in, when we were forced to cancel Lightning in a Bottle for 2020. Like other festivals, and the live entertainment industry as a whole, we are struggling to find a path forward.
It’s been a wild month for us and we’ve had to take a step back and re-evaluate our earlier messaging and decisions with clearer minds. We’ve decided that whatever happens, we need to make sure that our community is supported in this time and that we honor and respect all of you in doing what is right. We have laid out a plan for our ticket purchasers to opt into a refund pool, transfer their tickets to either 2021 or 2022 and even gift their LIB purchase to the event to help offset some of the burden that we face on the road ahead. This plan however leaves us in a very tight spot as we work towards collecting enough funds to cover the refunds that have been requested.
Our message was met with overwhelmingly positive feedback from many of you, and we are deeply touched by the support we have been getting. Many have asked for other ways they can contribute to help us overcome this challenge. We’ve taken that feedback and have started a GoFundMe to raise as much as we possibly can to refund our LIB 2020 ticket purchasers who have opted for a refund. Supporting this effort will help us pull through to keep the LIB dream alive and create a path forward in keeping our doors open to the endless and beautiful moments LIB offers so many people.
If LIB has touched your life in a positive way in the last 2 decades, would you please consider chipping in to help us in our time of need.
Our recent message to ticket buyers below:
Lightning in a Bottle 2020 Refund Message
It's moments like this that we're thankful to have our community and we can't wait for the day when we can all look back on this trying experience and know that the best thing that came out of it was how we were all able to rely on each other to get through it together and to hopefully create a new and more sustainable future for all of us.
With sincerest appreciation and forever in your debt,
- taryn tennyson
- Sonia E Perez
- Melanie Silva
- Rob Tallon
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