Fullerton will still celebrate its annual Day of Music on the summer solstice, June 21, despite the coronavirus pandemic and the state’s stay-at-home order that has led most music festivals in California to be canceled.
As many as 30 performances will be streamed on the event’s Facebook and Instagram page, from 1 to 9 p.m. Eight of the performances were taped at Fullerton’s historic Fox Theatre last weekend, and others will be filmed at their homes and other venues, the event’s marketing director, Todd Huffman, said.
The musicians who played at the Fox this year include guitarist Michael Jost and singer-songwriters The Darden Sisters.
The event’s social media pages will also promote restaurants and other establishments holding performances on Sunday, Huffman said. Instructors will hold ukelele lessons over Zoom and YouTube, the event’s president, Scott Hagman, said.
Held on the summer solstice in cities around the world, the annual Day of Music is in its sixth year in Fullerton. Huffman said last year about 150 concerts took place in more than 40 venues around town from the parking lots of local businesses to the great lawn at Hillcrest Park.
But this year, with the pandemic, the focus is simply on holding the event and doing it well, he said.
“There’s a lot of angst and worry in the world right now,” Huffman said. “Music is one thing that makes people feel good.”
The complete schedule is available at thedayofmusic.com.
Source: Orange County Register