The CIBS Board wanted to let membership know before we sent out a press release about this year’s Living History Blues Fest. With everyone’s help, the Fest went off without a hitch. We were thrilled with the venue and everyone involved, from vendors to sponsors to the people who attended, thought it was a great event. Unfortunately, fund raising and attendance was not as good as we’d hoped for in 2009 and fund raising has not materialized for 2010. So we have made the very hard decision not to pursue the Fest for 2010. We’re hoping the economic climate is on the upswing and our goal will be do it again sometime in the future. We appreciate all of your support. If you have any leads on sponsorships, please contact one of the Board members.