The Weyburn Concert Series has issued a last reminder to holders of season tickets, or single tickets for Tenille Arts or the American Woman concerts to get their refunds before the deadline of Aug. 31, 2020.
The 2020-21 season of concerts was cancelled by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC), of which the Weyburn Concert Series is a member, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, the Tenille Arts and American Woman concerts had previously been postponed, and now have been cancelled by the Weyburn Concert Series.
OSAC announced they are working with the artists and their agent partners to try and reschedule the tour dates, and will monitor the situation to see if any possibilities will arise for communities to offer any concerts during the upcoming year.
For the Weyburn Concert Series, they are offering refunds to the over 600 subscribers who had season tickets.
Season ticket holders are being contacted about getting the refunds to them.
Those who had single tickets or advance tickets, they are being advised to mail the tickets to the Weyburn Concert Series, 1834 Warren Avenue, Weyburn, Sask., S4H 3B6, and a refund will be sent to them.
Anyone with tickets for Tenille Arts or American Woman can contact Judy Van Betuw at 306-861-3241, or at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a refund.
For those who have contacted the Weyburn Concert Series already, tax receipts and refund cheques will be mailed out before the end of August.
“It is disappointing to have to cancel a season that had a record 179 performances booked throughout the province, but at the same time, it is the safe and reasonable thing to do,” said Skip Taylor, performing arts coordinator for OSAC.