An open letter to friends and fans of Open Sky Music Festival:

I want to first thank you for your amazing support of Open Sky Music Festival and me over the last three years. I started the festival in 2010 because I wanted to showcase amazing local and international performers together on one stage, and bring something unique to Edmonton.

I couldnít have anticipated the fast growth of the festival as a result of your amazing support. Your remarkable support encouraged me to do bigger and better things each year. I am still encouraged by you, and I promise you that I will continue to work towards growing the festival and enhancing the quality of music and entertainment it brings.

Unfortunately, Iíve made the difficult decision to postpone Open Sky Music Festival, which is scheduled for June 7-9 at Hawrelak Parkís Heritage Amphitheatre.

I apologize for the delay in letting you know about my decision. I have wrestled with this decision for months, but have ultimately decided to take a break from the festival for 2013 to focus on my personal health.

Running a festival takes a great deal of time and energy, and I am still passionate about dedicating myself to the festival. However, Iíve had a few personal setbacks that require me to prioritize myself. This compromises my ability to execute a quality music festival for you, and I donít want to deliver anything less than excellent.

You have supported me and Open Sky Music Festival, and I am asking for your continued support during this temporary delay. As a thanks for your continued support, I promise to work hard to bring the festival back bigger and better for you in 2014.

Edmonton offers a variety of amazing music festivals, and I sincerely hope you will continue to support great, local music and events.

I will be working on some amazing surprises for you, and canít wait to tell you what we have in store for you for the 2014 event.

Please check back to Facebook and Twitter in the fall for new updates and information, and I will announce the 2014 festival dates as soon as I have that information configured.

Again, thanks for your ongoing support, and I canít wait until the 2014 festival.


Nathan Richards
Founder & Producer
Open Sky Music Festival

Open Sky 2012 was a great success

The Wailers
Current Swell
Tribal Seeds
Jon and Roy
Hey Ocean
Chali 2na
Five Alarm Funk

Featured Artists from 2012

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